Ultherapy & Kybella Treatments for Neck Aging
Despite our best efforts, the neck is an area that’s especially vulnerable to signs of aging.
Two of the main issues that affect the neck are skin laxity and a double chin, which can make patients look older and heavier than they actually are.
Here’s what patients can expect should they decide to rejuvenate their neck with Kybella and Ultherapy.
What Is Kybella and How Does It Work?
Kybella is an FDA-approved cosmetic injectable that’s used to permanently eliminate submental fat and a double chin. It’s comprised of a deoxycholic acid solution that breaks down subcutaneous fat cells, which are then naturally eliminated from the body.
As a result, Kybella is able to enhance the contours of the chin and jawline and help patients look younger and slimmer.
What Can Patients Expect From a Kybella Treatment?
For optimal outcomes, Kybella is recommended as a series of two-to-four treatments spaced four-to-six weeks apart.
Patients can return to their normal activities immediately after receiving Kybella injections, though they may experience temporary swelling, redness, and numbness in the treatment area.
What Is Ultherapy and How Does It Work?
Ultherapy is a non-surgical skin tightening treatment that addresses jowls and a sagging neck.
By delivering focused ultrasound energy deep into the dermis, Ultherapy heats tissue and creates controlled thermal damage. This inflammation then produces a wound-healing response that stimulates new collagen and elastin.
Ultimately, the treatment remodels loose skin on the neck from the inside out.
What Can Patients Expect From an Ultherapy Treatment?
Ultherapy on the neck can be performed in an office setting and typically takes 45-60 minutes. It does not require anesthesia or incisions and has zero-downtime.
While it only requires a single session, Ultherapy results appear gradually over the course of 12 weeks and peak at six months. These effects can last one-and-a-half to two years, at which time, patients should consider a maintenance treatment.
To learn more about Kybella and Ultherapy as well as other ways to fight neck aging, please call our office today to schedule a consultation.