While diet and body fat sometimes play a role, excess weight is not always the cause. As we age, the skin naturally loses its elasticity and collagen density. Genetics and posture can also affect the chin’s appearance.
What is the solution?
Excess fat under the chin is called submental fullness, and Face Forward Medical Aesthetics in Lexington, MA, has a number of potential solutions. An FDA-approved injectable treatment called Kybella may be the answer. Other times, skin laxity is the main issue, in which case we would explore Skintyte infrared light technology.
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As among the most cutting-edge skin tightening technologies to recently emerge, SkinTyte uses gentle infrared energy to warm the skin and trigger a collagen-production response. This helps to firm the tissue, combat sagging skin, and contour the area beneath the chin. Treatment takes less than 60 minutes and is considered painless.
After micro-wounds have been created within the skin, stimulating radiofrequency energy is applied to the deeper layers of the complexion. The heat works to reduce stubborn fat cells under the chin, which are then discarded by the body as waste. Over time, collagen and elastin stores are replenished, leading to a tighter, firmer neckline. RF microneedling is safe for all skin types and does not cause hyperpigmentation in those with darker skin tones. It is generally recommended that you undergo two sessions over the course of two months to see your best results. For those with more severe submental fat, additional treatments may be suggested.
Kybella is the world’s first injectable for reducing stubborn submental fat. As a safe, non-invasive, and non-surgical solution with no downtime, Kybella has quickly become a top choice for anyone seeking to slim their upper neck. Kybella is made with deoxycholic acid, a compound found naturally in the body that works to break down and eradicate unwanted fat cells. Once injected, Kybella destroys the area’s ability to harbor fat deposits. 20-50 injections per session may be needed to accomplish your goals.