Addressing Submental Fullness in Toronto
A study conducted a few years ago in the medical journal, SkinMed, found that 77% of patients visiting a dermatologist or plastic surgeon had issues with the fat under their chin (submental fat), and 61% wanted to do something about it.
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Excess fat and loose skin collecting under the chin are the primary causes of a double chin. You may find that the bulky shape of your chin makes you look overweight and older than your actual age.
Our board-certified dermatologists can assess your double chin to determine whether targeting the fat or loose skin will help you eliminate your double chin. In some cases, both need to be addressed to full resolve this troubling aesthetic issue.
Double chin removal can be safely and effectively performed with the non-invasive options we offer at our dermatology practice. However, finding the most suitable treatment plan is essential if you want a satisfying improvement. One or more treatment modalities may be recommended for the best results.
Your chin is the defining feature of your lower face, distinguishing it from your neck. Redefining the chin for a smoother and sleeker contour will give you a boost in self confidence — and something to celebrate everytime you look in the mirror! Double chin treatments reshape the chin, eliminating unnecessary bulkiness for a sleeker profile. Treatments can achieve dramatic results that typically appear within a few days to months.
Double Chin Treatment FAQ
Fat under the chin can be removed with Deoxycholic Acid Injectable or Cryolipolysis Non-Invasive Fat Removal. Deoxycholic Acid Injectable is an injectable treatment that dissolves fat while Cryolipolysis Non-Invasive Fat Removal freezes it away. Often a staged combination approach is the best for optimal results.
The most effective treatment for a double chin depends on the cause of this issue: excess fat or loose skin.
In the case of excess fat, Cryolipolysis Non-Invasive Fat Removal or Deoxycholic Acid Injectable can help. Both treatments eliminate fat without surgery. Treatments are often used in combination.
In the case of loose skin, Micro-Focused Ultrasound with Visualization and related laser based technologies can help boost collagen production, which remodels the skin to make it tighter.
Often, a double chin is caused by both fat and loose skin. If this is the case, a combination of treatments may be the most effective.
It depends on the treatment and the extent of correction involved. Generally speaking, treatment can range in the hundreds of dollars.
A double chin may go away with exercise and diet, however it is not guaranteed and the improvement is unpredictable. Aging and weight fluctuations can make it even more difficult to get rid of a double chin naturally. In most cases, a double chin is permanent.
Non-surgical aesthetic medical options can help eliminate a double chin without extensive risks or lengthy recovery period.
A double chin is often caused by excess fat pockets. Unfortunately, it is difficult to control where your body stores fat. You may be genetically predispositioned to storing fat in your chin. Regardless of how lean you are, your body may still want to store fat there. In addition, aging leads to a loss of skin elasticity, which can also contribute to a double chin.
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