Ditch Your Double Chin with a Quick Laser Treatment

Having a double chin can make you feel unattractive and self-conscious. The condition, called submental fullness, occurs when a layer of subcutaneous fat accumulates in your neck just under your chin. This fat pulls your skin down, forming a crease and giving you the appearance of having two chins. In a survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 67% of respondents said they were bothered by “excess fat under the chin/neck.”

Since a double chin occurs as a result of weight gain, aging, or genetics, it’s hard to prevent it if you’re susceptible. Losing may not get rid of your double chin, and you can’t target fat loss to specific parts of your body.

For most of those affected, removing a double chin requires professional treatment. In contrast to traditional surgical techniques, noninvasive laser treatments can remove your double chin without downtime. The dramatic and noticeable results can make a difference in how you see yourself and how others see you.

Double chin treatment specialists Richard Eller, MD, and Michele Cavenee, MD, of Vital Wellness & Weight Loss in Dallas, Texas, specialize in removing this bothersome condition. The team at Vital Wellness & Weight Loss has the expertise necessary to help men and women achieve natural-looking toned necks without the disadvantages of surgical intervention. They provide expert double chin treatment using SculpSure, a noninvasive body contouring laser treatment. 

Find out more about SculpSure and how it can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

How does SculpSure work?

Sculpsure is a hands-free heat laser belt. The treatment uses controlled heat to attack fat cells so they die. By penetrating through the outer layer of your skin, the laser targets fat cells beneath the surface while leaving other tissues unharmed. The treatment destroys up to 24% of treated fat cells during each session.

SculpSure delivers these outcomes without the incisions or anesthesia required in traditional surgical procedures such as facelift, neck lift, or liposuction. 

The treatment works best for patients who are in relatively good shape but have pockets of stubborn fat resistant to diet and exercise. SculpSure isn’t considered a weight-loss treatment. 

What can I expect during the treatment?

During the laser treatment, you sit in a recliner where you can read, nap, or just relax. The SculpSure device wraps around you like a belt. Constant cooling technology keeps your skin comfortable while the heated laser turns on and off in cycles. 

You can expect to experience deep warmth, minor pinching, and/or a tingling sensation periodically throughout the treatment. Since the level of discomfort is well-tolerated by most patients, no anesthesia or numbing agent is used. 

A SculpSure treatment typically lasts about 30 minutes. 

What happens after the treatment?

You can resume your normal activities after you leave your SculpSure session. You won’t have to worry about post-treatment downtime. 

You may experience some soreness, stiffness, and/or bruising in the treated area. You’ll likely see some immediate results, but that’s just the beginning. You’ll continue to see changes for several weeks. 

As time passes, your dead fat cells are flushed out by your lymphatic system. You’ll see the full results of your treatment after 90 days. Since the fat cells are destroyed by the laser, they won’t regenerate. You should be able to maintain your results with a healthy diet and exercise. 

You may need more than one treatment to achieve the look you desire. If you require additional treatments, they’ll likely occur from six to 12 weeks after your initial session. 

You don’t have to live with an embarrassing double chin. Schedule an appointment online or call our office to arrange a personal consultation.

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