Are you tired of turkey? By the end of the year, a lot of people have had their fill of the holiday food that appears on tables at Thanksgiving, lives on in leftovers, and then sometimes reappears as the main course for Christmas. Considering the bird’s staying power through the start of the new year, it seems difficult to get rid of it, even if you want to.
It’s easier, however, to eliminate a turkey neck—that wattle-like layer of tissue that sags from beneath your chin. Kybella®, a fat-reducing treatment, uses deoxycholic acid to destroy fat cells and provide a slimmer, sleeker look without surgery. The procedure lasts mere minutes, and there’s no need for recovery or recuperation afterward.
Patients dealing with excess submental fat (also known as a double chin) can easily address that condition with Kybella® . CoolSculpting® is another option, making use of cold to damage unwanted fat cells. Getting rid of fat, however, doesn’t always completely get rid of bulging neck tissue, since excess skin may not settle and conform to newly slim contours.
Ultherapy® is frequently used in Los Angeles for lifting eyebrows and smoothing out chins, in addition to kickstarting new collagen production in the neck. Wherever it’s used, it safely and efficiently prompts the body to begin healing its own skin. Over several months after an Ultherapy® treatment, ongoing collagen growth will provide a new support structure for healthy, smooth skin.
To find out more about Dr. Derek Jones and the fat-reducing, skin-tightening options available at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, including Kybella® and Ultherapy® for Los Angeles-area patients, schedule a consultation online or call 310-246-0495.Written by Dr. Derek Jones
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.