The existence of lingering fat under the chin, commonly known as a double chin, can take away from the beauty of your other features and obscure your jaw and neckline. A double chin is often hereditary and difficult, if not impossible, to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. Our medical spa offers different options that can treat a double chin so you can feel more confident about the face you put forward.
To learn more about the benefits of double chin treatment, please request a consultation today or visit our full double chin treatment page at Davis & Pyle Plastic Surgery. Skin Raleigh offers a wide range of nonsurgical medical-grade treatments to help you enjoy a look you’ll love.
The stubborn bulge under the chin that many people have is comprised of a layer of subcutaneous fat that stretches the skin and changes the appearance of the area where your neck and chin meet. Also known as the submental area, this is a problem spot for many who may have had a history of being overweight, a hereditary gene that caused a double chin or developed the double chin with age.
Double chin treatment is customized to meet your specific needs. The goal of treatment is to shape the angle of the jaw by reducing this pad of fat and thinning the volume of the neck.
Depending on your goals, our aestheticians may recommend one of the following treatments for a double chin:
Kybella® delivers a deoxycholic injection directly into fat deposits in the double chin, causing the fat cells to slowly dissolve. Depending on the amount of subcutaneous fat stored underneath your chin and your appearance goals, you may benefit from more than one Kybella® treatment. Once your results develop, you should have noticeably slimmer contours that highlight your true facial structure.
Through the nonsurgical process of cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting® can freeze and destroy fat cells underneath the chin to provide a more toned and sculpted appearance. Because of the relatively small treatment area, most people only need 1 to 2 CoolSculpting® treatments to reduce a double chin.
Submental (under the chin) liposuction can sculpt the chin and neck area to create more defined and elegant contours. Your surgeon can perform submental liposuction using a tumescent fluid that breaks up fat cells, making them easier to remove with a small suction device. While this approach to treating a double chin requires surgery, the results may be more comprehensive than those of nonsurgical treatments.
Your recovery process depends on the method used to treat your double chin. Kybella® treatments usually only take around 15 or 20 minutes and require little to no downtime. Most people develop some mild swelling following their appointment, which is symptomatic of the destruction of fat cells. Some people also experience mild bruising, which should fade within 48 to 72 hours. Most people see the best results after a series of 2 to 6 Kybella® treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. You should be able to see your final results by 4 to 6 weeks following your last treatment.
CoolSculpting® sessions may last up to 1 hour. The CoolSculpting® device is placed over the neck or chin fat, numbing and cooling the area as it destroys fat cells. You may experience mild swelling, bruising or discomfort immediately following your treatment, which should fade within a few days. This option for treating a double chin typically only requires 1 or 2 sessions for optimal results. Your results should develop gradually over the next 3 months.
Submental liposuction can also take about an hour, and you may see bruising and swelling that lasts for a few days after your procedure. Results will become more pronounced as swelling diminishes. Like other double chin treatments, fat cells are permanently removed so you can expect to enjoy long-term results.
Following your double chin treatment, you should notice smoother contours of the neck and jaw. Any fat under the chin should be noticeably reduced, highlighting your bone structure and natural face shape.
Skin Raleigh has helped clients from throughout North Carolina, including Durham and Chapel Hill, meet their cosmetic goals with nonsurgical treatment options from our med spa. If you’re ready to see the difference that our aesthetic team can make in your appearance, please request a consultation today.