Non-Surgical Procedures To Reduce Double Chin Fat and Tighten Skin
The dreaded double chin, also known as submental fat, can be a source of self-consciousness for many people. Despite attempts to lose weight through diet and exercise, this area of the body can be stubborn and difficult to target. Leaving you feeling like you have a wider face and a less defined jawline looking older and “saggier” than your actual age.
Fortunately, there are several non-surgical treatments available at Sculpted Contours Luxury Medical Aesthetics in Alpharetta, GA to address double chin fat and loose skinin this area to define and sculpt your jaw line and neck.
The first thing is to determine what you actually have going on. Is it mostly fat that is creating that double chin appearance or is it mostly skin laxity under the jawline leaving you with a sagging appearance; or is it BOTH? At Sculpted Contours Luxury Medical Aesthetics, one of our advanced-level trained clinical staff will meet with you to discuss your concerns and evaluate the double chin area during your personal consultation appointment. We can look and feel to determine how much fat or how much loose skin you actually have and then determine the best option to treat it so you can have that defined jawline and more youthful appearance you really want.
If it’s fat reduction you need, we have two incredible non-invasive fat reduction procedures to treat the double chin area: CoolSculpting with our new CoolSculpting ELITE system and TruSculpt iD. Both are powerful and effective fat-eliminating procedures that do not require surgery or downtime and with minimal IF ANY discomfort.
CoolSculpting for Double Chin Treatment
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate fat cells. The procedure is FDA-approved for use on the chin and upper neck (submentum) and along the jawline and can effectively reduce the appearance of a double chin.
During a CoolSculpting treatment, a cooling device is applied to the area of concern. The device targets and freezes fat cells, causing them to die and be eliminated by the body’s natural processes. Treatment sessions for the double chin are 45 minutes per area. Sometimes only a single area in the middle of the area under the chin needs to be treated. Other times, two treatments one on the left and right side that extends along the jawline are needed. Your initial consultation will determine which treatment plan will be most effective for you. If you do need the two treatments rather than one in the middle, we’ll treat one side immediately followed by the other side. For the best results in reducing double chin fat, most people require between one and three sessions to achieve their desired results. The number of sessions depends on the thickness of the fat in the area. This will be assessed by our clinical team and discussed with you during your consultation appointment. If you need additional treatments, these are scheduled between 4 and 8 weeks after your first CoolSculpting treatment.
One of the benefits of CoolSculpting is that it requires no downtime, and you can return to regular activities immediately following treatment. While some people may experience mild discomfort or slight swelling in the treated area, these side effects typically resolve quickly in 5-10 days and are minimal.
TruSculpt ID for Double Chin Treatment
TruSculpt ID is another non-invasive treatment option for double chin fat reduction. Unlike CoolSculpting, TruSculpt ID uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to target and destroy fat cells. Similar to CoolSculpting, this procedure causes the fat cells to die and be naturally reabsorbed and eliminated after the procedure.
During a TruSculpt ID treatment, a handheld device is applied to the treatment area. The device delivers RF energy to the fat cells, causing them to heat up and be destroyed. The treatment typically lasts between 15 and 30 minutes with 4 sessions performed weekly. Some people require an additional 4 sessions to achieve their desired fat reduction. Our clinical specialists will assess your double chin area during a personal consultation appointment and develop a treatment plan to get you a sculpted jawline.
One of the benefits of TruSculpt ID is that it can also tighten and firm the skin in the treated area. This is due to the RF energy’s ability to stimulate collagen production, which can improve skin elasticity and reduce sagging. It’s a great solution when fat and some skin laxity are in the submentum area.
Morpheus 8 for Double Chin Treatment
Morpheus 8 is a minimally invasive treatment option that combines microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy. The treatment can be used to target double chin fat and loose skin, as well as other areas of the face and body.
During a Morpheus 8 treatment, a handheld device with microneedles is applied to the treatment area. The needles penetrate the skin to deliver RF energy deep into the tissue, targeting both fat cells and collagen production. The treatment typically lasts between 30 and 60 minutes, and most patients require three sessions to achieve their desired results.
One of the benefits of Morpheus 8 is that it can also improve the texture and tone of the skin in addition to reducing fat and tightening loose skin. The microneedles create tiny punctures in the skin, which stimulates the body’s natural healing process and can result in smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin.
Morpheus 8 is used when the primary issue is skin laxity with even just a small amount of stubborn fat or when there is significant skin laxity or the fat extends down the front of the neck as well as under the jawline.