Double chin

Double Chin Correction

This cosmetic concern is caused by excess fat in the submental area, and we usually refer to it as submental fullness. The double chin is a common concern, as most people are not unsatisfied with their streamline profile. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 68% of the general population between 25-50 wished to have a slimmer chin and neck. The double chin appearance is a cosmetic but not a medical concern and can result from weight facilitation and airway positioning.

Double chin correction

Surgical procedures

such as liposuction, face and neck lift

Non-surgical procedures

This includes different techniques such as coolsculpting with the mini applicator, Lipodissolving injections such as Kybela and Belkyra, and skin tightening laser such as Fotona.

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what is Belkyra or Kybela

Deoxycholic Acid: A Nonsurgical Alternative to Double Chin Surgery

One recent development in anti-aging science is deoxycholic acid, an injectable treatment for a double chin.

“Deoxycholic acid is a substance the gallbladder uses to dissolve dietary fat,” says Ishii. “Injecting this chemical into the skin beneath the chin melts fat there that the body then reabsorbs.”

This nonsurgical approach requires several treatments spaced out over several weeks. Most people receive two or three treatments, but it can take up to six treatments, depending on the patient and the amount of excess fat in the treatment area.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Deoxycholic Acid

Some clients choose to do the injection for the double chin, which is considered more invasive than laser but less than surgery. Belkyra or Kybela deoxycholic acid injections.  These injections are painful, more so than traditional fillers and Botox injection. The injection may also result in itchiness and swelling for 2 weeks after each session. This material is secreted in our body in the digestive system to dissolve the dietary fats. It has been purified and studied for its fat-dissolving features in the cosmetic field, especially in the double chin correction

Case #1038

Man in his late 50s with the concern of sagging skin in the submental area. Upon discussing his case and medical history, we suggested the tight sculpting Fotona laser. The Fotona uses the ND-Yag Laser on the piano mode, which allows deeper penetration. The target is to heat the skin surface to 42 degrees and keep the temperature for 20 min. It takes 3-4 sessions to achieve significant improvement.

 

Double chin

How does the tight sculpting laser work?

1st step: PIANO® pulse

Nd:YAG piano mode has a super long pulse mode, in 100s of the milliseconds. This feature allows the laser heat energy to penetrate to the subcutaneous level and to stimulate the metabolism of fat cells, without hurting the epidermis layer. The PIANO® mode can extend the pulse length from millisecond to the second's, resulting in a significant slimming effect.

2nd step: SMOOTH® pulse

The second stage of the same session consists of the Er:YAG SMOOTH® mode, which is not ablative and ideal for skin tightening. The laser initiates neocollagenesis through intense but superficial heat delivery. The goal of this laser is to improve laxity and elasticity in the treatment areas.

You can read more about the technology of the Fotona tightsculpting laser in correcting the cosmetic concerns of double chin here

How does the double chin treatment with Fotona laser look like?

As the youtube video, using the S11 scanner and the matrix view heat sensor, the treatment is painless, we adust the laser setting to accommodate for both effectiveness and patient conform.

Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center Team

R.N. Dima Omran, Dr. Kamal Alhallak, Ph.D. in Pharmacy, Darian Holtby Certified Laser Tech. Our team is the only laser clinic in Canada to have the full accessory for the Fotona tight sculpting. We have the  MatrixView® temperature monitor to ensure delivering the correct and prices thermal energy. The scanner-supported TightSculpting® S11-T scanner and the MatrixView® can large areas such as the abdomen and jawlines.