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 the 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 destroying them selectively by gently melting them. This is called laser lipolysis (‘lipo’ = fat, and ‘lysis’ = melting)
The SculpSure Submental attachment is designed to operate with the well-proven SculpSure Body Contouring system. It 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 on your body shape & areas of concern.
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 a 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 from developing under the chin. 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 fairly 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 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 affect 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 look 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.
Healite II is a useful addition to virtually all aesthetic treatments. It is the most popular piece of equipment in the entire surgery as it can be used pre and post all our non-surgical treatments for enhanced recovery.