Double Chin Correction Case #1039

This cosmetic concern is caused by excess fat in the submental area, which we usually refer to as submental fullness. The double chin is a common concern, as most people are not unsatisfied with their streamlined 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

Nonsurgical procedures

This includes coolsculpting with the mini applicator, Lipodissolving injections such as Kybela and Belkyra, and skin-tightening lasers 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 non-surgical 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 injections. The injection may also result in itchiness and swelling for 2 weeks after each session. This material is secreted in our digestive system to dissolve dietary fats. It has been purified and studied for its fat-dissolving features in the cosmetic field, especially in double chin correction.

Case # 1038

Man in his late 50s with the concern of sagging skin in the submental area. After discussing his case and medical history, we suggested the tight-framing Fotona laser. The Fotona uses the ND-Yag Laser in 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 milliseconds. This feature allows the laser heat energy to penetrate the subcutaneous level and stimulate fat cells’ metabolism without hurting the epidermis layer. The PIANO® mode can extend the pulse length from a millisecond to a second, 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. This laser aims 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.

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

As per the youtube video, the treatment is painless using the S11 scanner and the matrix view heat sensor; 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 with full accessories for the Fotona tight sculpting. We have the  MatrixView® temperature monitor to ensure the correct and priced thermal energy is delivered. The scanner-supported TightSculpting® S11-T scanner and the MatrixView® can have large areas such as the abdomen and jawlines.


About the Author

Kamal Alhallak, Ph.D. in Pharmacy, MBA

Dr. Alhallak has established himself as a leading figure in the field of cosmetics and aesthetics, notably in the Canadian healthcare industry. In 2016, he established the Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center, which offers patients cutting-edge procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, IPL photofacials, neurotoxic and dermal fillers, and more. Because of its mix of cutting-edge technology and individualised attention from Dr. Alhallak, the facility has become one of Alberta's most popular places for aesthetic care and laser research. Dr. Alhallak was designated one of the Top 100 Healthcare Leaders by the International Forum for Advancement in Healthcare (IFAH) in 2021.

You can order our book entitled “The Ultimate Guide for Laser and Ipl in the Aesthetic Field” from Springer website and Amazon. This Book is authored by the health professional team including: Dr. Kamal Alhallak, Dr. Salem Tomi, Dr. Adel Abdulhafid, R.N. Dima Omran.


This case study is based on the personal experience of one patient and is not intended to represent typical results. Individual results may vary, and the treatment results depicted in this case study are not guaranteed. The information provided in this case study is not a substitute for a consultation with a licensed healthcare provider, and it is important to understand that results vary from person to person. Before undergoing any cosmetic treatment, it is important to speak with a licensed healthcare provider to understand the potential risks, benefits, and results.

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