A Minimally Invasive Approach To Reducing Double Chin

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Losing fat through diet and exercise takes dedication and hard work, but even the most stalwart follower of fat-reducing regimens has an especially difficult time reducing fat deposits under the chin. In fact, the fatty tissue that builds up in a double chin is typically the most resistant to diet and exercise and the last to show any signs of reduction. With that in mind, Naples, Florida-based Tru Glō Medspa is pleased to offer a groundbreaking, non-invasive injectable treatment that works with the body’s natural processes to break down and destroy fat deposits in the chin area.      

Why is Fat in the Double Chin so Difficult to Lose?

Technically referred to as “submental fullness,” the double chin is primarily caused by weight gain, aging, and genetic disposition, with all three typically playing a role in most cases. The genetic component is among the most significant factor because it dictates the body’s propensity for how much fat will be stored in the submental (chin) area. Weight gain plays a role because if you put on the pounds a portion of it will end up in the chin according to your genetics. Last, aging plays a role because the muscles in the area weaken with age as the skin gets looser, both of which allow any fat deposits to more easily droop and bulge.  

This aging factor adds to the difficulty of reducing double chin by diet and exercise because there is no way to spot reduce fat. Any diet-and exercise-related fat loss in the chin will be proportional to fat loss everywhere else; however, that distinct loss may not be as apparent due to any age-related skin looseness and muscle weakness. Thus, while the two-inch loss of fat around your waist might be apparent, the commensurate amount lost around the chin area might not even be noticed.   

Your Premier Naples, FL Medical Spa Offers Kybella®    

With the limited results offered by diet and exercise, some people turn to more invasive methods, such as micro liposuction or surgical neck lift, to correct their double chins. However, there is an injectable treatment for double chin that has been clinically proven to reduce submental fat deposits. Approved as a one-of-a-kind treatment by the FDA in 2015, Tru Glō Medspa is now offering its Naples, Florida-area medical spa clients Kybella®, a synthetic formulation of a naturally occurring compound in our bodies that breaks down fat, which is then naturally disposed of by the body’s metabolic process.

Kybella’s® active ingredient is the synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring bile used by our bodies to help with fat absorption during the digestive process. The synthetic form works in a similar manner by breaking down the fat cells it is exposed to after being injected into the treatment area. While results are not immediate, most patients notice a difference within four to six weeks after the first injections. And, because the fat cells are destroyed, results are permanent and no further treatment should be needed after aesthetic goals have been met.    

Your Kybella® treatment at Tru Glō Medspa represents a quick procedure that may cause some swelling, tenderness and slight pain, but most patients are able to resume  normal daily activities immediately after. If you would like to learn more about how Kybella® can reduce the fat in your chin for a more sculpted facial physique, contact us today through our website contact page, or by calling 239-919-7009.

Tru Glō Medspa Ecstatic Over Non-Surgical Facelift

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Naples, Florida-based Tru Glō Medspa is pleased to now offer an innovative minimally invasive procedure that provides many of the same benefits of a facelift. This non-surgical procedure—the FDA-approved Silhouette InstaLift®—lifts the deeper layers of epidermal facial skin to re-contour the mid-face region while boosting the body’s natural collagen formation with the aim of stimulating a more youthful appearance. This innovative non-surgical alternative to the facelift is perfectly suited for women or men interested in rejuvenating their facial area without major surgery, injections or lasers.

 

What is the Secret behind Silhouette InstaLift®?

Drooping and sagging skin are among the leading contributors to aged and tired-looking appearances, which means that any measures that can elevate skin layers into their previous positions help renew youthful contours and reduce the signs of aging years.

Silhouette InstaLift® achieves this elevation by the insertion of internal sutures attached to bi-directional cones that both lift and reposition the deep skin layers of the mid-face or cheek area. These sutures and cones are made of biomedical materials—glycolide/L-lactide (PLGA)—that are well tolerated by the body’s system and used in many medical devices. They are naturally absorbed into the skin over time and help further stimulate healthy skin renewal and collagen growth. This results in a natural looking lifting and renewal of the skin, with initial contouring and increased volume results noticeable almost immediately.

Approved by the U.S. FDA in 2015, Silhouette InstaLift® has proven to be well tolerated by patients and receiving buzz as a facelift alternative with media exposure by “ELLE,” “Marie Claire,” “New Beauty,” “Allure,” and “The Doctors TV.”

 

Your Silhouette InstaLift® Procedure

Prior to initiation of any Silhouette Instalift® procedure, Tru Glo’s in-house Nurse Practitioner Stacey Blake, APRN, will consult with you to assess patient goals, gauge skin condition, and plan suture placement. Suitable candidates for Silhouette Instalift® must have good skin quality that is neither too thick nor too thin, but also showing signs of noticeable sagging.   

During the actual in-office procedure, your Silhouette Instalift® specialist will mark out the areas on the face needing lifting and provide a local anesthetic to numb the area before inserting the sutures. The specialist will then gently insert a needle to a depth of approximately 5 mm, guide it through the subcutaneous tissue of the mid-face region, and extract it at each bi-directional exit point. Once the desired lifting and contouring has been achieved, typically within about 45 minutes, the procedure is done.

Some patients might experience a minimal inflammatory tissue reaction after the procedure. Other potential symptoms include minor pain, swelling and bruising. Any side effects beyond the above listed ones should be reported to Tru Glō Medspa as soon as possible.

 

Learn More by Contacting Us Today     

If you would like to learn more about how Silhouette Instalift® might help rejuvenate and lift your facial skin to achieve a more youthful look, the specialists at Naples, Florida-based Tru Glō Medspa stand ready to discuss the benefits of this novel minimally invasive treatment. To learn more about Silhouette Instalift®, or any of Tru Glō Medspa’s incredible line of beautification treatments, contact us today for a free consultation, through either our website’s contact page or by calling 239-919-7009.

Choosing the Ideal Injectable Dermal Treatment at Tru Glō Medspa

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The passing years take their toll on our faces, as evidenced by the deepening of those distinctive nasolabial lines, the increase in wrinkles around our mouth and nose, and the overall sagging of our skin and hollowing of our cheeks. Fortunately, we can help reduce those signs of aging by trying to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds with minimally invasive injectable dermal fillers and treatments. Tru Glō Medspa offers a range of injectable dermal treatments designed to address the signs of aging by restoring lost skin volume and displacing the depth of lines and wrinkles.  

Determine Which Dermal Filler Meets Your Needs

Much like no two faces are alike, the signs of aging differ for all of us. Thus, Tru Glō Medspa relies on an assortment of dermal fillers tailored to address different types of wrinkles and lines, as well as differing levels of volume loss and sagging. Among Tru Glō Medspa’s injectable filler options, as detailed below, are Botox®, Restylane®, Restylane Lyft®, and Juvéderm®. Whichever injectable dermal treatment you choose, we will strive to help you leave our Naples, Florida-based premier medical spa with fuller, smoother, more radiant and younger looking skin.

Botox®

As one of the first FDA-approved injectable dermal treatment, Botox is not a filler, but a muscle relaxant that works by shutting down the signals of neurotransmitters that cause the muscles to tense, which in turn causes the formation of wrinkles on the forehead and crow’s feet. Administered by our fully qualified and licensed doctors, Botox injections have limited downtime and side effects, and can show significant reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and crow’s feet within minutes.  

Restylane®

Tru Glō Medspa recommends Restylane® for the reduction of moderate depth wrinkles and lines around the mouth and nose. Not only is Restylane® a filler, but it also works to replace the skin’s age-related loss of hyaluronic acid, a natural chemical that helps maintain the skin’s volume and elasticity. Along with use of nasolabial folds and lines, Restylane® is used to plump up lips and eliminate their fine lines.   

Restylane Lyft®

Similar to Restylane®, Restylane® Lyft also contains hyaluronic acid to help the skin recover volume and elasticity. The particles in the Restylane® Lyft injectable gel are larger than those used in Restylane®, and the gel is injected deeper into the skin. Thus, Restylane® Lyft is used to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and lines around the nose and mouth.  

Juvéderm®

Tru Glō Medspa offers the full line of Juvéderm® dermal filler products to address different areas of the face. As with the Restylane® products, Juvéderm® fillers are hyaluronic acid based, which is believed to prolong the effectiveness of each treatment.

Juvéderm Voluma® XC is designed to correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area, with the added volume expected to create lift and better contour. Juvéderm® XC is used to target moderate to severe parenthesis lines and wrinkles for an overall smoother face. Juvéderm® XC can also add volume to aged hands. Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra XC are designed to reduce and eliminate deep wrinkles. Ultra XC is also used for plumping lips and reducing lip wrinkling.  
If you would like to address the loss of volume in your facial skin, and reduce the depth and number of wrinkles and nasolabial lines, the specialists at Naples, Florida-based Tru Glō Medspa can evaluate your skin to determine which injectable dermal treatment is the right option for you. Tru Glō Medspa looks forward to introducing you to these effective non-surgical face rejuvenation options. To learn more about the Botox, Restylane®, and Juvéderm® injectable products, contact us today for a free consultation, through either our website’s contact page or by calling 239-919-7009.