Do you hate looking in the mirror or taking photos because of your double chin? Maybe you’ve tried contouring your face using makeup – using the bronzing and highlighting technique. But contouring can be ineffective and time-consuming, especially as we grow older and the chin loses firmness and elasticity. Actually, you’ve tried everything to eliminate your double chin: dieting, chin exercises (spoiler: this is a complete waste of time), or even just tilting your head downwards in your selfies, but you still feel frustrated because nothing is working. Now what?
We have the solution.
Many of our female and male clients have come to us with woes about their double chin. The double chin – also known as submental fat – is a common condition that occurs when a layer of fat is formed below your chin. A double chin can really upset the balance and harmony of your face and reduce your self-confidence. Worst of all, it can detract – or even mask – what is otherwise a natural and gorgeous face shape. We completely understand our clients’ frustrations!
A double chin is often associated with weight gain, but you don’t necessarily have to be overweight to have one. Double chins can also be caused by genetics, family history, or aging – which results in loose, sagging skin on the chin and sides of the face. Even thin people can have double chins, which can really disrupt their overall facial features.
Perhaps you wish your double chin could just disappear, without painful, invasive surgery.
While surgical techniques – including facial plastic surgery – to eliminate the double chin have existed forever, there are also new, emerging, non-surgical techniques that can be much more comfortable, with a much quicker downtime, and best of all – no scars!.
If you dream of literally blasting the chin fat away, Belkyra may be right for you. Belkyra is a cutting-edge cosmetic injectable treatment which non-surgically reduces fat under the chin, resulting in a more contoured neck profile and jawline. It contains deoxycholic acid as the active ingredient, a bio-safe compound which destroys fat cells and break them apart. The destroyed fat cells are then passed through your body naturally. It is an incredibly safe, Health Canada-approved treatment with very minimal risk. Belykra is a perfect solution if you are looking for a safe, non-surgical way to eliminate your double chin.
How do I prolong my results?
It can take a few weeks post-treatment to observe results from Belkyra. Here are some of our recommendations to prolong results and even see results sooner:
Avoid strenuous exercise for three to five days post-treatment to prevent sweating
Avoid UV exposure (e.g., tanning beds, excess sun, etc.) for about a week following treatment
Avoid hot tubs or saunas, as the sweating could irritate your injection sites
Try to avoid caffeine and alcohol immediately after treatment
Keep your hands away from your face to avoid bacteria from irritating injection sites
Schedule any facial treatments (including laser, chemical peels, etc.) at least two weeks after treatment so that the area has time to heal
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 Therapeutic Aesthetics locations. Belkyra would not be suitable for patients with severe liver or heart problems, and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Patients who are interested in achieving the contouring results of Belkyra in areas other than the chin would benefit from a consult with our medical experts.
What can I expect when having Belkyra injections at Therapeutic Aesthetics?
Before you undergo your Belkyra injection treatment, you will be given a local anesthetic to numb the target area, which will help you maintain your comfort throughout the procedure. Once the treatment area has been numbed, our medical injector will administer Belkyra for you. You will receive the Belkyra injections in a grid pattern beneath the chin. The entire procedure only takes about 15 minutes. For the most optimal results, most clients require two treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
What should I expect after having Belkyra injections?
After your Belkyra treatment, you can expect to have some swelling in the neck and chin area for up to 3-4 weeks – this is quite normal and is an indicator that Belkyra is doing it’s magic on your chin. This swelling is the result of the Belkyra bursting the fat cells. There is very minimal pain associated with this, and you can ease swelling and discomfort through the use of ice packs or through an over-the-counter pain relief medication. Visible fat reduction will be seen about eight weeks following the treatment, and these results can last a long time. You can prolong your results even further if you maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle to avoid weight gain.
Why aren’t my chin exercises, jade rollers, and tightening creams working?
False advertising! Chin exercises, facial rollers, and tightening skincare products can deliver temporary and superficial results by promoting blood circulation to your face. But none of them target the root cause of double-chinning, which is the storage of fatty tissue below the chin. Chin exercises, no matter how many sets you do, will unfortunately not burn fat in the isolated chin area. When it comes to stubborn chin fat, diet and exercise often offer limited results. A defined jawline and taut chin make for a flattering profile. Often, patients come into our clinic feeling self-conscious about excess fat or sagging skin in the chin area and ask if they need surgery to achieve their aesthetic goals. We’re here to tell you that Belkyra will help you achieve your goals without going under the knife.
When diet and exercise don’t help, you need to bring out the big guns. Venus Freeze is a non-surgical cosmetic technique that heats the targeted tissue at various depths to stimulate a specific type of cell called a fibroblast. Fibroblasts are cells that produce collagen and elastin fibers for tighter, more youthful looking skin. By stimulating the fibroblasts, Venus Freeze activates collagen and elastin production, making your skin look more healthy, radiant and youthful. Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields promote the formation of new blood vessels which also cause a rapid increase in collagen.
This advanced therapy is precisely able to target stubborn fat pockets that do not respond to exercise and dieting. It is especially effective to treat stubborn fat under the chin and the neck area, and clinical studies show a significant improvement in skin laxity. Venus Freeze treatment is a safe, non-invasive and Health Canada-approved cosmetic treatment.
How does the Venus Freeze work for double chins?
Venus Freeze essentially shrinks the fat cells by reducing the lipids (fat molecules) within them using Pulsed Electromagnetic Field technology. However, that’s not all. The exciting aspect about Venus Freeze is that it also tightens the skin being treated. It is a two in one treatment: not only does Venus Freeze attack and shrink fat cells, but it also tightens up the loose skin of the chin, eliminating jowls, sagging skin and drooping tissue.
The Venus Freeze treatment is safe, non-invasive and Health Canada-approved.
FAQs about Venus Freeze Treatment
Am I a candidate for Venus Freeze?
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 safely 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 four Therapeutic Aesthetics locations: Toronto, Thornhill, Burlington, or Pickering.
What can I expect when having Venus Freeze treatment performed at Therapeutic Aesthetics?
The Venus Freeze treatment is both non-invasive and safe. During your Venus Freeze 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, our medical specialist can change the settings to maintain your comfort. The entire treatment lasts approximately 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area and how many target areas are being treated. Most patients receive about eight treatments spaced one week apart, however this can vary depending on your treatment plan.
What can I expect after my Venus Freeze treatment?
One of the best aspects of the Venus Freeze treatment is that it requires almost no recovery time. After your Venus Freeze treatment, you can expect to feel relaxed. There is no downtime associated with 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 to last for about 3-4 months. Since this treatment does not stop the aging process, however, maintenance treatments may be recommended by our expert medical team. It is best to consult our skin experts to create a customized treatment plan unique to your needs.
Do you have any more questions or concerns about obtaining a double chin removal treatment in Toronto? Don’t feel shy to ask all your burning questions to our skin specialists at Therapeutic Aesthetics, Toronto’s top medical spa – we can help!
Should I opt for Belkyra or Venus Freeze for the removal of my double chin?
If you are wondering which one of these treatments is right to help you eliminate your double chin, turn to us. We can easily and expertly help you identify which of these two excellent treatments will meet your needs with a personalized assessment.
Both Belkyra and Venus Freeze are excellent treatments that aim to do the same thing: eliminate your stubborn chin fat and double chin. However, the Venus Freeze and Belkyra are vastly different procedures, they use different technologies, they have different strategies for how your double chin is removed, and they have different benefits.
One of the key benefits of the Venus Freeze is that it is a non-invasive treatment. It requires no needles, no surgery, and no penetration of the skin. As a result, it is a virtually painless procedure, and our clients report that it feels like a pleasant, hot stone massage. It also requires no recovery time – clients can instantly return to their normal activities.
Where the Venus Freeze really shines, however, is the fact that it is a two-in-one treatment. Not only does it target stubborn fat cells in the chin, reducing them dramatically, but it also tightens the associated skin in the treatment area. Your loose, sagging chin skin (which will be even looser as the fat cells shrink) will be tightened. Your chin overall will instantly look much firmer.
But, there are a few drawbacks, which is why Belkyra may be better suited for your needs: firstly, the Venus Freeze applicator may not be the right size for everyone. Furthermore, the results are not permanent. Maintenance treatments will be required every so often as directed by our medical team to prolong your results. This is because the Venus Freeze doesn’t eliminate fat permanently; it only reduces the size of fat cells.
Though Belkyra is a minimally invasive treatment which requires a series of needle injections (which are always performed by our professionally licensed nurse injector). Belkyra is spectacular in that it permanently destroys fat cells. As long as you maintain your results by not majorly losing or gaining weight, you can forever say goodbye to your double chin. If you maintain your results, you will not need any maintenance treatments. It is a supershot that eliminates your stubborn chin fat, forever and ever. Like Venus Freeze the actual treatment time for Belkyra is very short – in fact, the preparation for the Belkyra treatment is longer than the actual Belkyra injection itself. Clients experience almost no downtime or recovery time. Typically, with Belkyra, clients experience only minor redness for the first few days, which can also be covered up with a scarf – as easily as the Venus Freeze treatment. Both treatments also take a similar amount of time for results to fully reveal themselves – about two months or so.
However, Belkyra does not firm the skin. After your chin fat is eliminated, your chin skin may still sag or droop. Our expert medical team may recommend additional procedures to ensure that your skin is taut and that you are truly happy with the results of your Belkyra treatment.
Are you still unsure which is right for you to help eliminate your double chin? No problem – we can help. Book a complimentary consultation with Therapeutic Aesthetics Toronto – we will perform a full, complete and thorough skin assessment for you, identifying your unique needs and devising the ideal treatment strategy for you.