Double Chin Treatment
A double chin is caused by an extra layer of fat that develops beneath the chin.
A double chin is caused by an extra layer of fat that develops beneath the chin. A few different factors combine in the body to create a double chin, and understanding these factors help us develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
Most commonly, neck skin loses its elasticity as the body ages, which can lead to extra or saggy skin creating a double chin. Weight gain can also contribute to the appearance of a double chin. A diet high in calories, processed foods, and unhealthful fats may influence weight gain, even under the chin. Genes may play a role in people developing a double chin. Anyone with a family history of skin with little elasticity or double chins might be more likely to develop one themselves. The last possible contributing factor is poor posture, which can weaken the muscles of the neck and chin. This may contribute to a double chin over time, as the surrounding skin loses its elasticity when the muscles are not used.
SculpSure® Submental, an advanced non-surgical, non-invasive body contouring technology and the new SculpSure® attachment for treating double chins, brings hope to those patients who have struggled with other approaches. This device uses specific wavelengths and heat to eliminate fat cells.
How Does It Work?
SculpSure® Submental treatment uses gentle proprietary laser technology to melt away stubborn fat under the chin. This laser treatment raises the temperature of fat cells while still keeping the surface of the skin cool, so the surrounding skin isn’t damaged. In the weeks following SculpSure® laser treatment, treated fat cells are eliminated through your body’s natural processes. This treatment is safe for most skin types and is more inclusive with the possibility of treating patients with a higher BMI than other treatment options.
Learn more at https://www.sculpsure.com/how-it-works/
Pre and post treatment instruction - SculpSure®
For maximum results, please follow these guidelines:
Before your SculpSure® treatment:
Avoid direct sun exposure to the treatment area 7 days before the treatment.
Shower or bathe the day of the treatment to prepare your skin for the SculpSure® treatment. Your skin must be free of all makeup, lotions, creams and body oils.
It’s a good idea to eat a small meal and drink a glass or two of water before your SculpSure® treatment.
Remove all jewellery and piercings pertinent to the treatment area.
If you have very thick hair in the treatment areas please trim or shave the areas at home before your SculpSure® treatment.
Be sure to discuss with your provider your medical history and medications you take.
After your SculpSure® treatment:
Gently massage the area twice a day for 5 - 10 minutes. Massage should be continued until your next treatment or for 12 weeks if you only had one treatment.
Staying well hydrated and engaging in light physical activity helps mobilize the disrupted fat for processing through the lymphatic system. We encourage you to drink at least 6 - 8 glasses of water a day and take daily walks or continue with your regular exercise routine.
Avoid taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug pre/post treatment as it may affect your results.
You may experience mildly pink or red skin, tenderness or discomfort, swelling, tissue firmness or nodules in the treated areas. These are all expected side effects that usually resolve within a few weeks.
Tenderness may occur as early as the day of treatment and can last up to two weeks.
If needed, use a cold compress and/or acetaminophen to help relieve the tenderness.
You may resume your normal daily activities, including exercise, immediately after your SculpSure® treatment.
Contact your physician if you have any concerns about your treatment areas such as increasing tenderness or swelling several days after your treatment, or if you develop blisters, hardened areas or nodules.
For inner thigh post treatment, avoid crossing legs until any tenderness has resolved.
For submental post treatment, clients should elevate the treatment area on pillows while sleeping.