Usually, skin laxity and sagginess around your jowl and neck are thought to cause aging. However, other factors, such as poor posture and sun exposure, and many others, can be a rooting cause for double chin formation. Double Chin Reduction is carried out using surgical and non-surgical approaches and can provide visible results. But in recent years, non-surgical double chin treatments have made their presence in the aesthetic market prominent. People who struggle with double chins disguise their necks and are always looking for ways to reduce their saggy chins that make them conscious of their appearances. 

Various double chin fat dissolving procedures have made their way into the market and helped individuals tone down their facial structures. Some are surgical, while others are non-surgical and minimally invasive. Surgical treatments can bring results, but their invasive and aggressive approach makes the procedure painful, and recovery becomes a struggle. A popular chin fat reduction treatment that has taken the body contouring market by storm is Fat-Dissolving Injections, commonly known as Injection Lipolysis. Other worth-mentioning treatments that have made fat reduction a convenience instead of a struggle are Cool Sculpting and HIFU. 

Double Chin Reduction: Multiple Treatments to Address Chin Fat

This blog will discuss the non-surgical treatments that help reduce fat from the chin and bring structure, shape, and firmness to your face. 

Fat Dissolving Injections to Reduce Fat

These Injections go by different names in different countries, commonly Kybella and Aqualyx. These are usually fat-dissolving enzymes that actively break down fat cells and liquefy them. The procedure involves injecting an acidic substance, which dissolves fat cells in a targeted area below the chin. The physician will draw a grid of dots on the area where the most fat is present and administer an injection into each delineated site. Sometimes the number of small injections can be up to 50 at one session! The number of treatments required varies from patient to patient, but usually, between 3 and 6 are necessary (a month to 6 weeks apart). The fat that breaks down under the chin will be reabsorbed into the body with no side effects. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they typically won’t return.

After a treatment, there can be some swelling, redness, and sometimes numbness. Most people notice a positive change after a few weeks or after 2 – 3 treatments. Fat Dissolving injections have had wide applications since they became popular in 2015, but they have become trendy. The Fat Dissolving Injections performed at Cutera Aesthetics can work best for you. Contact today for more details.  

Freezing the Chin Fat with Cryolipolysis

There are procedures available that freeze the fatty tissues under the skin, which promise a 20 – 25% reduction in fat thickness. No needles are required. Results are usually seen within 1 or 2 visits, and the 2nd treatment is recommended about 4 to 6 weeks after the first session. The temperatures are carefully controlled to target the fat cells, which are crystallized and destroyed. Fat cells are likely to be eliminated naturally from your body over time.  There may be discomfort while the fat is frozen, but you will not feel intolerable pain. Moreover, fat reduction with cuts, incisions, and painful procedures involving heat is a convenience. 

In the case of double chins, a smaller applicator is used as the area is smaller and requires more focused fat targeting. It is suggested that the best age for this process is a person under 55 years, where the patient has relatively good skin tightness. The treatment usually lasts an hour, but you can walk out and continue your day afterward. Once the fat cells are eradicated, they cannot grow back.

HIFU: Ultrasonic Waves to Break Fat Pockets

HIFU is an ultrasound-based treatment. It involves underlying heating tissue and stimulating collagen. The ultrasound stimulates the body’s regenerative abilities by penetrating deep into the layers of the skin structure so that sagging skin can be lifted and tightened from the inside out. The procedure involves applying gel to the treatment area, and an ultrasound wand will be moved over the skin. You will feel intermittent bursts of heat designed to stimulate the deep layers of the skin to produce collagen. The effects of this ultrasound treatment are cumulative, so several treatments, lasting between 30 and 90 minutes, are recommended. The actual effects won’t be visible until several months have passed. Once again, younger candidates who are just starting to show aging will benefit most.

Surgical Alternatives for Fat Reduction 

The aggressively invasive surgical options for fat reduction from the chin area include liposuction and facelift surgery. These procedures require extended downtime for recovery, and the treatments are pretty painful for the patients leaving scars and other cell traumas. Thus, non-surgical options hold more weight in providing convenience to patients. 

Beauty trends have compelled us to remove body hair and see them as something unwanted. This is why we have tried all traditionally-used hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing, threading, plucking, sugaring, and depilatory lotions. But all these hair removal methods only provide temporary convenience and are not permanent hair reduction solutions. Laser Hair Removal is the most near-to permanent hair reduction solution that has taken the aesthetic world by storm with its efficacy and astonishing results.

Although we as mammals have hair on every part of our bodies. Some areas have denser and thicker hair, while others grow light hair. But this varies from individual to individual because of hormone levels and gender. Men have more hair than women. The changing beauty standards have made it mandatory for all to consider hair removal to look and feel attractive.

How Is Laser Hair Removal Different Than Other Traditional Methods?

Unlike traditional hair removal methods, Laser Hair Removal does not cut off hair strands or pull them out of the follicles. Instead, this procedure targets the core of hair growth, the follicle itself. The laser technology using light emits thermal energy. The melanin present in the hair strands absorbs the heat coming from this light and takes it towards the follicle. The follicles are exposed to unbearable heat energy that eradicates them, inhibiting their role in causing hair growth. This procedure is far more effective for hair removal and reduction, as it does not take out or cut off the hairs that can regrow sooner or later. 

Shaving simply cuts off the hair strands on the outer skin surface. Waxing, plucking, and threading pluck out the hair at different depths. Hence, the regrowth occurs at different time intervals. But another drawback of these procedures is that they are painful, and it can be hard for most of us to remove hair from the entire body by bearing too much pain, only to see hair growth again after two weeks intervals and repeating the cycle. 

Laser hair removal provides the utmost convenience to people by providing long-term relief from hair growth, and you may be surprised to know that this treatment is not painful. The word “laser” can scare off many people because we often associate it with pain. However, much to your surprise, laser hair removal is not severely painful, maybe less than waxing. Most people report mild discomfort that is entirely bearable and does not hurt too much. 

Vital Instructions To Prepare For Laser Hair Removal

Your medical esthetician should provide a thorough preparation instruction manual before your appointment. Following these instructions improves the procedure’s effectiveness and reduces the risk of side effects. Here are some common recommendations:

  • Stay out of the sun for a few days before the procedure as tan skin does not respond well to laser technology and may intervene with the procedure’s effectiveness. 
  • Avoid irritating the skin through cosmetic procedures or beauty products.
  • Stay away from waxing and plucking, as this treatment is only successful if the hair strands are intact in the follicles. 
  • Try not to take anti-inflammatory drugs that may increase bleeding, such as aspirin.
  • Avoid undergoing laser hair removal in the case of active skin infection such as a cold sore, etc.
  • The ideal candidates have lighter skin and darker skin tones. However, people with darker skin tones are treated with a different type of laser to ensure treatment success. 

Following are the treatable body parts that can experience hair removal and reduction with laser hair removal technology:

  • Back 
  • Shoulders 
  • Arms 
  • Chest 
  • Bikini area 
  • Legs 
  • Neck 
  • upper lip 
  • Chin

Why Should You Consider Laser Hair Removal?

If you’re considering zapping off your body hair, you probably wonder about laser hair removal’s pros and cons. Well, we have already talked about traditional hair removal methods and their drawbacks. They are temporary, painful, and can cause various skin issues, i.e., rashes and irritation. Ingrown hairs are another struggle that comes with shaving and waxing. Razor rashes and strawberry legs are other unappealing skin problems that arise after these hair removal procedures. 

And that brings us to laser hair removal, a popular semi-permanent option that damages hair follicles to minimize hair growth. You may ask if laser can destroy hair follicles, why is it not a completely permanent hair removal method. The answer is simple, almost 20% of our hairs are always in their growing phase and may not be actively growing. Thus, the treatment requires multiple sessions, depending on desired results and hair growth. Moreover, more hair follicles can appear on the skin later in life, so the main aim is to cause as much hair reduction as possible. 

Still not sure if the procedure is right for you? We at Cutera Aesthetics are here to answer all of your questions and concerns about laser hair removal. Before you sign up for your first session (which will be one of many), enjoy the free consultation that we offer to our clients before undergoing any treatment. 

Facial features are the first thing that anyone notices in our personality. Bigger eyes, straight-edged nose, and fuller lips have always represented youthfulness and femininity. Some people are naturally blessed with fuller lips, but some have to live with their thin-shaped lips. However, with modern-day lip augmentation procedures, anyone can get the fuller lips they have always wanted. Lip augmentation is the general term that involves the cosmetic procedure to enhance and increase the fullness and shape of lips by injecting them with a filler. Fuller lips have always been thought of as sensual, but there was not much to enhance the shape of the lips. But with dermal fillers of different types, we can now make the idea of having fuller, youthful, and attractive lips possible. 

Our lips also lose shape and become thin and saggy as we age. This lip-thinning is often a disturbing situation and makes people conscious of their looks and visual appeal. But with injectable cosmetic treatments like dermal fillers, we can not just enhance the shape of already thin lips but also prevent lip thinning that comes from age. Lip augmentation is of both types; surgical and non-surgical. Today, people want quick, effective, and pain-free or relatively less painful alternatives to aggressively surgical and invasive procedures. This is the reason why non-surgical skin and body treatments are gaining significant popularity in the market. Thus, many opt for temporary fillers with quick recovery time and nearly instant results.

How do Lip Fillers Volumize and Provide Structure to Thin Lips?

We invest in healthcare and skincare products to enhance our physical beauty. But facial features have been thought of as aspects of your personality that are non-changeable. However, the modern aesthetic industry has made it possible to beautify, enhance, and add to your overall beauty by taking care of your visual flaws. Thin lips do not just make you look and feel old, but they can demote and lower your aura and personality charm. The three benefits of these fillers are volume, shape, and structure for the lips. You can decide the shape you wish to get, and your medical esthetician will add fillers in areas mandatory for the desired shape and structure. 

Adding volume to your lips is another common aesthetically pleasing factor. Various lip fillers are available, and the most common ones are hyaluronic acid-based lip fillers and collagen fillers. Another beneficial aspect of these fillers is their reversibility  (except for collagen fillers). If at any point, you feel you need to go back to your natural lip shape, these fillers are removable. So unlike a surgical procedure, you can still be at the leverage of going back to your previous self in terms of appearance. 

Lip Fillers: The Treatment for Lip Defining and Reshaping 

These gel-like substances are directly injected into the dermis layer of the skin, and they instantly show the results. Once injected, this gel in the filler supports and re-shapes the tissues of the lips. These lip fillers enhance the shape and add volume to lips where they feel flat and shape-less. Even if the lip thinning is a cause of aging or if your lips are naturally thin, this treatment works for both conditions. Following are some of the benefits of using the most famous hyaluronic acid-based fillers:

Control over lip volume

The treatment is customizable according to your needs and preferences. If you want to achieve a natural-looking structure and shape, you will be pleased to know that the amount of substance injected is controllable. So the doctor has better control over how much lip volume is created and you can assist your esthetician as to what you expect from the treatment. 

Gradual pace of treatment

If you feel you need time to decide if one sitting or session of the treatment is enough or not, you can be at peace. This skin treatment is gradual, and you can get used to your new appearance within the treatment intervals. Until you achieve the desired results, the procedure is customizable to your convenience and is gradual. 

Bumps dissolve easily

Do not let any bumps scare you! Our lips are one of the most sensitive parts of our body. Naturally, most of us are more susceptible to pain here. Frequent movement while getting your treatment can cause the appearance of bumps and lumps on the skin surface. 

Any lumps and bumps created by the movement of the lips are easily dissolvable. So the possibility of adverse side effects is very minimal. 

Less bruising

There may be less bruising and swelling compared to other dermal fillers.

Reasonably lasting results

The results are reasonably long-lasting, but not permanent. You can choose to get follow-up treatments to maintain your fuller lips. 

Allergic reaction unlikely

Because lip fillers are similar to those substances found in the body, they are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. But if you are allergic to anything, speaking with your doctor is optimal. 

Cutera Aesthetics offers admirable and credible services of lip augmentation. Our team offers a free consultation to cater to any of your concerns and assist you with the procedure. Avail of this opportunity today!