CanopyMD offers new ways to help an aging neck or double chin!


The accumulation of excess fat in the upper neck area and under the chin is a very common problem related to weight fluctuation, genetics, and natural aging.  A double chin can affect people of all body types, even those who are in terrific shape. Until now the only options available to eliminate stubborn, diet and exercise-resistant fat under the chin is with surgical liposuction, which can lead to considerable downtime.

The new drug called Kybella is specifically designed to address the problem without requiring surgery.  Kybella has been approved as a treatment for adults with moderate to severe fat below the chin known as submental fat.  This non-invasive office procedure is an injection that was designed to melt away double chin fat and enhancing facial contours.

Dr. Hartsough and her team at CanopyMD Hartsough Dermatology fully appreciate how the appearance of a “double-chin” may negatively impact an individual’s overall facial aesthetic, leading many to feel very self-conscious about the way they look. Kybella is the first and only non-surgical injectable treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reduce submental fullness (excess fat under the chin).

This is all part of the trend in developing things that are non-invasive, with little to no risk, little to no down time that can make an improvement.  This is another tool available for people to make without having drastic surgery. Since this treatment is non-invasive, it can be performed as an in-office procedure and will likely take no more than 15-20 minutes to complete. Dr. Hartsough says that about two to four treatments with Kybella™ may be necessary to achieve the best results. One of the chief benefits of Kybella™ is that the results are typically permanent

While Kybella™ may be a great option for patients with a “double-chin” caused by excess fat accumulation, those who instead primarily have loose and inelastic skin may not benefit from this treatment. Thankfully there is something else for that here at CanopyMD Hartsough Dermatology called Exilis Elite!

Exilis Elite is an exciting new FDA cleared technology that uses radio frequency (RF) energy for face contouring and skin tightening.  It is a non-surgical office procedure that can firm the skin on the face and neck.  The Exilis Elite delivers twice the energy of the original Exilis device that we had and offers superior results in a shorter amount of time.

During an Exilis Elite treatment, precisely controlled radio frequency energy is used to heat the deeper layers of the skin.  This heat contracts the skin tissue, stimulating new collagen production in the process.  Generally, a series of 3 treatments will be required to achieve the desired result.  The exact number of treatments will depend on our existing cosmetic concerns and the goals you want to achieve.  Treatments will be spaced out over 1 to 2 weeks intervals.

Exilis Elite will not deliver the same results as a surgical facelift or neck-lift.  It is a great non-surgical alternative for those who wish to tighten the skin.

Call us today to get your free consultation for neck fat at 815-226-9642.

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