Double chin and neck treatments

Double chin and neck treatments

The other night my partner and I were caught in profile and this was captured for the world to see ...yip; you guessed it…on Facebook with our double chins and sagging jowls in full colour. On top of that there were remarks about what a good party it must have been and all those nice things. You see, that’s why they are my friends; nobody mentioned the chin line.

Perhaps I am just oversensitive, but I have already made an appointment at my Skin, Body & Health Renewal clinic for some help and hubby is going with me because he can only benefit from this too.

Double Chin

A double chin can be as a result of excess fat or sagging loose skin or both. For younger people, it is normally caused by excess fat and in older people a combination of the two. At Skin Renewal every patient will be individually assessed to decide on the most effective treatment for them.

Combinations of various non-surgical treatments such as Lipodissolve™,Titan®, Tripollar™, Accent™ and Velashape are used to reduce the fat, improve collagen levels to tighten skin and best of all, give you back your chin line.

Needless to say men become absolute babies when faced with the possibility of pain; fortunately here they get the treatment needed without pain, a lot of pampering and they end up looking great as well. Right up their alley!

Crepey neck

Crepey neck skin is usually a result of sun damage and neglect of applying our anti-ageing cream and sunblock.Try to include neglected areas such as your neck, hands and décolleté into your aesthetic treatments at Skin Renewal to prevent ageing of these areas which are normally impossible to treat if ageing reaches an advanced stage. This is especially true for crepey necks.

Combinations Available:

Lipodissolve™

Lipodissolve™ contains lecithin which dissolves the fat cell wall to reduce localised fat deposits under the skin. It is always used in combination with growth factors and peptides to stimulate the production of collagen which will strengthen the dermis and improve skin texture.

Starting this therapy at a younger age is a great idea because the sooner you start, the less chance of the fat becoming resistant to treatment, but if you have only heard about it now and you are not as young as you used to be, it will still make a marked difference to your profile….especially on Social Media.

Each person’s skin is different and we all age differently, but by keeping your skin firm and taught, it can avoid the sagging that takes place over time. After all, collagen keeps it all together and a tighter skin supports the soft tissues of the face which will ensure a smoother jaw line.

Dermapen

The Dermapen uses multiple needles that pierce the skin vertically with minimal pain compared to traditional Dermapen rejuvenation. The Dermapen skin rejuvenation treatment has great results and there appears to be much less epidermal damage. The automatic, high speed vibrating function of the Dermapen increases the effectiveness of the treatment by rapidly creating multiple insertions, quickly and clinically, dramatically reducing pain and discomfort for the patient.

Carboxytherapy

For resistant fat reduction, Carboxytherapy at high volume is introduced deep in to the fat which then breaks up the fat cell and stimulates new vessels and rejuvenation.

Mesotherapy

Active ingredients used in Mesotherapy are introduced into the skin by small micro injections. For patients who fear needles, this can also be achieved by a method known as transdermal mesotherapy. For anti-ageing benefits, we use a combination of award winning growth factors, peptides, amino acids, vitamins, nucleic acids, co factors and hyaluronic acid.

These combinations present in the cocktail, stimulate the production of collagen so that the dermis is strengthened thereby improving skin tone and texture. The hyaluronic acid present in the cocktail attracts water and rehydrates the skin resulting in an improved appearance.

Radiofrequency Treatments

Studies have shown that light and radiofrequency energy can be used to heat deeper layers of skin which activates the body’s metabolism to form and improve production of collagen. These treatments have been used with amazing results in skin therapy. Some of the treatments available are:

Tripollar™

Tripollar™ technology selectively increases the temperature of fat cells, which increases metabolism and releases fat from the fat cells. When done in combination with Lipodissolve it will visibly reduce the double chin appearance, and help tighten skin for that more youthful appearance we all desire.

Velashape™

Velashape™ is a combination of infrared and radiofrequency energies that precisely heats the dermal tissue and reduces the actual fat cells. This combination helps with the formation of new collagen to tighten sagging skin and the combination of treatments all have only one goal in mind; to get rid of that double chin and sagging jowls.

Accent™

Accent™ uses an innovative radiofrequency technique to treat two layers of skin at the same time. This treats sagging skin and cellulite and offers noticeable results immediately. The aim of treatment is the same as with the others; to reduce the fat content of the cells and to stimulate collagen production.

Titan®

Titan® delivers infrared light deep into the skin and stimulates the collagen to repair itself.Weak collagen contracts and thickens, and the infrared light creates tiny little injuries to the dermis which encourage the production of collagen over the next few months. Treatment is almost painless and is always combined with other therapies that will help restore a more youthful looking skin.

Sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is a hidden epidemic with deadly consequences. It is a common and potentially lethal sleep disorder and results from the upper airway collapsing during sleep, reducing oxygen flow. The resulting low oxygen in the bloodstream arouses the individual, resulting in disrupted sleep (even if they do not fully remember awakening).

Between 2 and 7% of adults have obstructive sleep apnea, causing poor sleep quality, snoring, and intractable fatigue (Punjabi 2008; Drager 2011). This underdiagnosed and often overlooked sleep disorder represents a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in American adults. Data indicate obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a 68% increase in coronary heart disease in men (Gottlieb 2010). Sleep apnea is common among patients with heart failure, and the increased strain on the heart caused by sleep apnea may promote the progression of heart failure (Kasai 2012). Obstructive sleep apnea may also be associated with increased cholesterol, hypertension (Drager 2011; Pedrosa 2011), Type 2 diabetes (Aronsohn 2010), cancer mortality (Nieto 2012), stroke, and death (Yaggi 2005).

In order to reduce the pressure that excess fat around the neck area, the ideal solution would be to lose the extra weight that one is carrying. This will immediately cause improved metabolic parameters and hypertension and less sleep apnea symptoms during the night. The Body Renewal Diet will reduce resistant fat that is causing excessive pressure and sleep apnea.

Depending on your blood test results, the following will also most likely be prescribed – Solgar Thyroid Support,Solgar Insulin Support or Blood Pressure Support supplements will be prescribed (Mineralife Cal/ Mag with CHD fulvic acid).

These recommended combinations of treatment will help all of us who are not appreciating the results of an unavoidable photo shoot and whether it is age or good living that has caused it, the effect will be appreciated by yourself, as well as your better half.

Sharon Izak Elaine
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