29 Oct The Holidays are Coming: Get Sculpted with CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is the original non-invasive body contouring and sculpting treatment that freezes away small amounts of unwanted fat. It has long been a top-requested treatment at RefinedMD, and over the years the makers of CoolSculpting have continued to advance the technology and accessories. For instance, CoolSculpting is now available in CoolMini, giving it the ability to treat smaller areas—like below the chin. Anyone can have stubborn fat in this area, even when slender, which can be frustrating. It’s true that you can’t spot-reduce with diet and exercise alone, but you can with CoolSculpting.
Haute Living recently included CoolSculpting as an option for a “non-surgical neck lift.” An actual neck lift comes with all of the costs, risks, and downtime associated with surgery, so many people prefer to avoid it. However, our necks are one of the first areas to show signs of aging thanks to the thinness of the skin in this area (as well as sun damage, lack of proper skin care, and always looking down at our screens). Our necks can give away our age and make us look heftier than we are, but the good news is there are alternative to surgery.
What is a Non-Surgical Neck Lift?
The term “non-surgical neck lift” means any procedure or treatment, or combination of procedures, that revitalizes the neck area without surgery. This means no incisions and little to no downtime. There are a myriad of options, and the right one for you is going to depend on the cause of the neck sagging. If it’s due strictly to excess fat, CoolSculpting may be the answer. CoolSculpting is a comfortable treatment that requires a few cycles spaced about one month apart for optimal results.
During CoolSculpting, the targeted fat is isolated in a vacuum-like chamber. It is then exposed, externally, to precise freezing temperatures. This effectively “kills” the unwanted fat cells, but results aren’t immediate. It takes time for the cells to die, be metabolized by the body, and eventually expelled. You will start to see initial results about one month after the first treatment with full results 3 – 6 months after the final treatment. Most people require 4 – 6 cycles for the best results.
Other Options for Neck Issues
The other non-surgical option for fat pockets on the neck or under the chin is Kybella. However, this is a series of injections, which are delivered via a stamp-like device. It also requires multiple sessions, just like CoolSculpting. However, clients may want to avoid this approach if they are wary of needles and prefer a completely comfortable experience. CoolSculpting may feel a bit strange, but most clients scroll through their phones, answer emails, or work during their treatment.
If you struggle with both neck fat and skin laxity, combining CoolSculpting with another treatment is a good approach. There are many lasers that can tighten and lift the skin. Ultherapy uses energy to heat up the skin well below the surface to tone, tighten, and stimulate collagen production. Chemical peels and microneedling can also help with laxity, sagging, and poor skin quality. The right treatment, or treatments, for you can be determined during a complimentary consultation.
The neck is just one area that is particularly prone to showing early signs of aging. Around the eyes, the lips, and the tops of the hands are also delicate and vulnerable. Each of these areas can be treated in a variety of ways. For example, Botox can stop the crow’s feet around the eyes. Lip fillers are a great way to restore a youthful fullness to the lips or create the volume you’ve always wanted. You can also use dermal fillers on the tops of the hands. Making sure you’re addressing sun damage along with fat pockets, lines, and wrinkles is a must to look as youthful as possible.
Everyone is unique and ages in different ways. CoolSculpting is just one tool in your arsenal to reclaim your youth and confidence. To learn about all of the solutions available at your local medical day spa, contact RefinedMD today. Call the office during business hours or complete the online contact form now.