5 Options to Treat Double Chin!

POSTED ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2015 AT 2:29 PM  by Dr. Jody Levine

A graceful, contoured chin is among the most coveted physical attributes among patients, as it can promote attractiveness and inspire confidence in one’s appearance. However, there are numerous factors that can take away from jaw line definition, including age, your genetics, and obesity. Submental fat cells underneath the chin may begin to build up over time, resulting in a rounded chin-line. Moreover, neck skin may begin to droop with age, creating the appearance of excess fat under the chin. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, New York dermatologist Dr. Jody Levine utilizes numerous non-surgical procedures to reduce the appearance of double chin. See which of these 5 submental fat treatments may be right for you.

SkinTyte™ To Tighten Tissues

Laser skin tightening can firm up lax neck skin that contributes to double chin. SkinTyte™ is a non-invasive laser skin tightening procedure that uses light pulses to heat the deeper layers of the skin. The laser’s heat results in the contraction of your body’s collagen fibers to produce a long-lasting firming effect, while also stimulating new collagen production in the deep dermis. The SkinTyte™ laser is applied above the neck and simultaneously provides a cooling effect on the skin’s surface during treatment to minimize patient discomfort.

Lift Sagging Skin With SmartLipo™

SmartLipo™ is a minimally-invasive laser skin tightening treatment that can remove tiny deposits of fat around the chin to improve contours and produce optimal skin firming results. Like SkinTyte™, SmartLipo™ utilizes heat energy to target tissues in the deep dermis and promote skin tightening, as well as the production of new collagen. Rather than treat lax neck skin above the surface, the SmartLipo™ laser is inserted beneath the skin through a tiny incision. Once in place, the laser begins to deliver heat to the target area, destroying fat cells and producing long-lasting skin tightening results. Patients are given a local anesthetic during their SmartLipo™ procedure to reduce discomfort.

BOTOX® To Reduce Neck Banding & Folds

BOTOX® can temporarily reduce the appearance of neck bands and folds that contribute to double chin by relaxing neck muscles. BOTOX® injections block nerve impulses that result in wrinkles and bands. As your muscles relax, the surrounding skin becomes smoother, reducing droopiness and promoting a firmer, younger-looking chin line. BOTOX® results typically last several months before follow-up treatment is required to maintain your youthful jaw line.

Eliminate Submental Fat With Kybella™

Kybella™ is the first non-invasive injection to eliminate submental fat cells from the body for a more-defined jaw line. Recently approved by the FDA, Kybella™ is made from deoxycholic acid, a substance found in the body that helps break down fat cells. The Kybella™ solution is administered to the area under the chin through a series of small injections spread evenly around your double chin. Once injected, Kybella™ begins targeting submental fat cells. Over time, these cells are removed from the body, offering long-lasting submental fat reduction for patients.

Submental Liposuction To Remove Excess Fat Cells

Submental liposuction can shape the neck by removing small pockets of submental fat to promote smooth contours around the jaw line. Cannulas are inserted through small incisions around the area of your double chin to gently suction excess fat cells from your body. The removal of these submental fat cells through liposuction can improve chin definition and reduce the appearance of double chin. Local anesthesia is administered during your submental liposuction procedure to minimize discomfort.

These double chin removal procedures may be combined to produce ideal results, depending on each patient’s individual needs and goals. Dr. Levine will discuss the best course of action for your double chin treatment during your consultation at our New York office.

NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and the staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about SkinTyte™, SmartLipo™, BOTOX®, Kybella™, or submental liposuction. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!

 

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