DOUBLE CHIN & FACE SCULPTING
A double chin, also known as submental fat, is a common condition that occurs when a layer of fat forms below your chin. A double chin is often associated with weight gain, but you don’t have to be overweight to have one. Genetics or looser skin resulting from aging may also cause a double chin. The following revolutionary medical-grade treatments are now available for double-chin reduction and the treatment of neck skin laxity/neck grooves:
BELKYRA® non-surgically reduces fat under the chin, resulting in a more contoured neck profile and jawline. It is an injectable prescription medication that contains deoxycholic acid as the active ingredient, which works to break down and absorb fat cells.
You may be a candidate for BELKYRA® if you have a double chin and/or excess fat around the jawline. Contrary to popular belief, even thin individuals can have a double chin if their body genetically stores fat around the jawline. To determine if you are an ideal candidate, schedule an appointment with one of our skin care professionals at any of our three Therapeutic Aesthetics locations: Toronto, Burlington, or Pickering.
When having BELKYRA® injections, you can expect to be given a local anesthetic to maintain your comfort. Once the treatment area has been numbed, you will receive a number of injections in a grid pattern beneath the chin. The entire procedure only takes about 15 minutes. For the best results, most people require two treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
After having BELKYRA® injections, you can expect to have some swelling in the neck and chin area for up to 3-4 weeks. This swelling is the result of the body processing dead fat cells. You can minimize swelling through the use of ice packs. Visible fat reduction can be seen about eight weeks after the injections, and these results will generally last until you gain weight.
The Venus Freeze™ technique heats the tissue at various depths and stimulates fibroblasts, which are cells that produce collagen and elastin fibers for tighter, more youthful looking skin. The Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields promote the formation of new blood vessels and cause a rapid increase in collagen. This cutting-edge therapy is able to target stubborn fat pockets that are hard to get rid of even with exercise and dieting. It is especially effective under the chin and the neck area, and clinical studies show a significant improvement in skin laxity.
Venus Freeze™ FAQs:
You may be a candidate for Venus Freeze™ if you have started to lose elasticity in your skin and are showing early signs of fine lines, wrinkles, and/or saggy skin. You may also be a candidate for Venus Freeze™ if you have cellulite. Venus Freeze™ can be used on the face, neck, or body, depending on your treatment goals. To determine if you are an ideal candidate, schedule an appointment with one of our skin care professionals at any of our three Therapeutic Aesthetics locations: Toronto, Burlington, or Pickering.
During your treatment, you can expect to feel the applicator slowly getting warmer until it reaches the necessary temperature. Most people find the treatment to be relaxing and equate the sensation to a hot stone massage. However, if the applicator is too hot, your operator can change the settings to maintain your comfort. The entire treatment lasts approximately 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. Most patients receive about eight treatments spaced one week apart, however this can vary depending on your treatment plan.
After your treatment, you can expect to feel relaxed. There is no downtime associated with Venus Freeze™ treatment and you can immediately return to your usual routine. In some cases, you may notice some redness and/or warmth around the treatment area, but this should fade within a couple of hours. After the final session in your treatment series, your results will continue for about 3-4 months. Since this treatment does not stop the aging process, however, maintenance treatments may be recommended.