What is Double Chin Reduction?
As time goes by, fat can accumulate under the chin, this is called submental fat: ‘mentum’ is Latin for chin, and ‘sub’ means under. The result is commonly referred to as a double chin, and submental fat reduction is becoming a very popular treatment for both women and men. Unfortunately, removing submental fat has not been a particularly easy or successful treatment, at least up till now. One method is to use laser energy at specific wavelengths to target the fat cells, employing a special delivery device contoured to fit the area being treated, and destroy them selectively by gently melting them: this is called laser lipolysis (‘lipo’ = fat, and ‘lysis’ = melting)
The SculpSure Submental attachment, designed to operate with the well-proven SculpSure Body Contouring system, is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis specifically for submental fat, and offers a comfortable and well-tolerated treatment for any skin type. The procedure takes only 25 minutes and can destroy a large proportion of the treated fat cells without surgery. Results are often seen after one treatment, but for optimal results you may require more than one treatment depending upon your body shape & areas of concerns.
Before & After
It’s usually well-tolerated, but everyone is different. Think of a hot shower or bath: what is too hot for some people is comfortable for others. The SculpSure body system uses lasers to heat fat and destroy it. As such, there will obviously be sensation of heat that may be uncomfortable to some. The system incorporates a cooling system to make sure that the surface of the skin never gets too hot and that also helps to control any discomfort. The technology behind the system cycles between the heating and the cooling technologies so that the feeling of heat comes in waves and is therefore not constant in nature.
There are three main factors: your genes, your lifestyle and simple aging, acting alone, or in combination. Your genes and intrinsic and extrinsic ageing are beyond your control, but your lifestyle is very much something you can alter or fine tune, but very sadly, often exercise and dieting are simply not enough to stop fat developing under the chin. It’s precisely because of that reason that people (and clinicians) have been looking for the “magic key” to losing submental fat, and this SculpSure Submental applicator appears to be exactly what we’ve been waiting for!
We have a fairy constant number of lipocytes, or fat cells, all the time, and when they are gone, they tend to stay away. However, the way the fat cells store the fat you don’t use up in daily living or exercise is to assimilate the lipid into the existing number of cells, which simply get bigger … then, so do you. Bearing this in mind, if you completely disregard your diet and other lifestyle aspects after your contouring session, the fat storage cycle will start all over again in the lipocytes that are left after the procedure, and you will probably need to think about another treatment at some stage … so the moral of this story is clear: with a little effort on your part, the fat will stay away.
Sadly, not really! There is no exercise that specifically targets the neck muscles and you can’t fit your chin onto a treadmill, or make it lift weights! Dieting and exercise affects your whole body and may result in desirable weight loss and body contouring, but it is still hard to target the fat which quietly and inexorably seems to gather under your chin. It’s a really good thing to lose, however, since trimming up the jawline is a fast track option to looking younger. SculpSure Submental is the way to go! Of course, some gentle exercise and attention to maintaining a healthy lifestyle will help keep that fat off once it’s gone.
NEW!! SculpSure for Double Chins!
SculpSure is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis of the abdomen, flanks, back, inner thighs and outer thighs. It’s a state-of-the-art, controlled light-based technology, ideal for patients looking to get rid of stubborn fat.
HEALITE II is an essential addition to all our treatments, including SculpSure submental fat reduction. It will speed up the recovery process, alleviate any minor side effects and enhance the final result after application of the SculpSure Submental attachment. A HEALITE session is pain free, side effect free and very comfortable.