If you’re bothered by a double chin, you aren’t alone. Many people have this cosmetic flaw because of genetics, weight loss, or aging. In the past, surgery was the only solution to slim your chin, but it came with considerable expense and recovery time.
SculpSure® offers a noninvasive solution to your double chin. This laser-based treatment is used to reduce pockets of fat in the abdomen, back, flanks, and thighs. Now, this body-contouring system is also FDA-approved for use on submental fat – that’s the fat creating your double chin.
We here at Lansdowne Aesthetic Center, in Leesburg/Ashburn, Virginia, under the direction of cosmetic surgeon Yaqub Baraki, MD, offer SculpSure treatments to slim your chin using a specialized applicator that delivers precise treatment in the tight contours of the chin and neck.
Read on to learn how SculpSure can help you slim your chin and attain a smoother, more elegant profile.
SculpSure delivers heat from laser energy deep beneath your skin. It warms up your fat cells to a temperature that they can no longer survive. Fat cells break down and are then eliminated naturally through your waste-removal systems.
In the weeks following treatment, the disrupted fat cells process through your system, and the treated area reduces in size.
SculpSure is not designed for comprehensive weight loss; diet and exercise are still the best option for this goal. But SculpSure is uniquely able to target stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to conventional weight-loss strategies.
Now that SculpSure has a special under-the-chin applicator, it’s the perfect option for treating stubborn submental (chin) fat. An added benefit of SculpSure is that the laser energy also smooths and tightens the skin under the chin to give you a comprehensively tighter look.
SculpSure treatments are noninvasive and comfortable. Once we’ve marked the area under your chin to direct treatment, we apply the applicator to deliver the laser energy. You’ll feel pulses of tingling warmth alternated with a brief chill to manage the overall temperature.
The entire session takes about 25 minutes and easily fits into your day; no downtime required following your session.
Many people get the results they want after just one treatment. However, if you have significant chin fullness, you may elect a series of sessions. Before SculpSure treatments, Dr. Barakii sits down with you to discuss your aesthetic goals and desired results.
The process of fat destruction and flushing does take some time to process. Expect to notice results in about four to six weeks and to experience the full effect of treatment in 12 weeks.
Results are permanent. The destroyed fat cells cannot swell back up or regenerate. That means no maintenance treatments or extra procedures. Do continue to commit to a healthy lifestyle, as additional weight gain could affect fat cells not treated during your SculpSure session.
If you’re of a normal weight, but struggle with the effects of excess chin fat, contact Lansdowne Aesthetic Center to set up an appointment. Submental fullness is cosmetically frustrating and we can help. Call today, or use this website to schedule your consultation.