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Chin Reduction: Various Non-surgical Solutions

Usually, skin laxity and sagginess around your jowl and neck are thought to cause ageing. 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 afterwards. 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 ageing 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.