Many people associate a strong jawline with confidence and youth, so it is no surprise that patients are concerned about extra fat under the chin. However, getting a more defined chin is not as easy as it sounds. This is one of the most challenging places in the body to lose weight. Fortunately, Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology Corte Madera has two effective procedures to address your double chin once and for all.
When fat cells in small areas are stubborn and don’t respond to diet or exercise, CoolSculpting® and KYBELLA® are both nonsurgical, noninvasive procedures that get rid of your double chin. But how does KYBELLA work, and what should you expect with CoolSculpting? When you visit our offices in Corte Madera and San Francisco, CA, you can learn how to achieve a refined jawline and reduce a double chin. Learn about the exciting possibilities by scheduling an appointment.
What causes a double chin?
Having a double chin can be disappointing because it can affect anyone, regardless of weight. Patients complain that extra fat under the chin makes them appear heavy, even if they are not overweight. Even if you participate in a healthy and active lifestyle, it may not be possible to spot treat this area without the help of a plastic surgeon. If you are considering options, such as KYBELLA and CoolSculpting, your double chin may have been caused by any of the following:
- Genetics: some people are simply predisposed to having a double chin. This is because your genes influence the structure of your face, which affects whether or not you have more fullness in that area.
- Age: as we age, the muscles in our face become more lax. This can cause a drooping or sagging look in the chin or neck.
- How your body stores fat: your body may store extra fat beneath the chin. Even gaining a few extra pounds can cause this fat to become more prominent.
How does KYBELLA work?
So you may be asking yourself – how does KYBELLA work? KYBELLA is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is a natural chemical. Your body normally uses deoxycholic acid to break down and absorb fat cells. When you receive a KYBELLA injection, it latches onto the unwanted fat cells and destroys them. As the fat cells dissolve, they are metabolized and eliminated naturally.
When you arrive for double chin treatment in Corte Madera, CA, we apply a numbing ointment to the area to make you feel more comfortable. KYBELLA neck tightening takes about 15 – 20 minutes in total, during which we will administer several small injections. Some people may reach their aesthetic goals with one or two sessions, while others require multiple treatments. Your sessions may be scheduled 6 – 8 weeks apart.
What should I expect with CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a body sculpting device that freezes and gets rid of fat cells through a process called cryolipolysis. As the cells freeze, they are broken down and metabolized. Because fatty tissue freezes at a higher temperature than other skin cells, there is no risk of serious side effects. Only the fat in the double chin is affected. Even though KYBELLA is specifically made for the area under the chin, CoolSculpting can be applied to many parts of the body.
CoolSculpting sessions generally last anywhere from 30 – 60 minutes. To begin, we place a gel pad over the treatment area. The applicator is then secured into position with comfortable straps. Along with a cool sensation, patients may feel mild pulling sensations because the handpiece uses suction to work. However, most patients do not think that this double chin treatment is painful.
Candidates for KYBELLA neck tightening and CoolSculpting
KYBELLA chin treatment and CoolSculpting are ideal for men and women in good general health who have a small amount of fat beneath their chin. Patients who have had surgery around their neck should warn their physician before undergoing cosmetic procedures. If you have trouble swallowing or have an underlying health condition, please inform a member of our team. Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology Corte Madera may suggest a combination treatment for best results. People with small chins may have difficulty fitting the CoolSculpting device beneath their neck, which is also when we recommend KYBELLA.
Schedule your double chin treatment
If you are considering having extra fat removed from under your chin and jaw area, it is best to start with a consultation at Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology. With our expert opinions, you can get the best treatment to fit your needs. We look forward to creating beautiful, natural-looking results for you. Learn more about KYBELLA neck tightening and CoolSculpting by scheduling a consultation in Corte Madera or San Francisco, CA. Our trained specialists look forward to working with you.