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Under chin treatments are cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate the lower face structures, including the neck and jawline. These treatments reduce accumulated fat cells or lift sagging skin underneath the chin. It may also include reducing fine lines and wrinkles that otherwise contribute to a person’s aging aura.
Under chin treatments in Melbourne provide non-surgical approaches to improving the quality, aesthetics and contour of the structures under your chin. We aim to help patients achieve facial balance using safe and effective minimally invasive treatments.
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All you need to know about
Under Chin Treatment
Generally, under chin conditions focus on double chin fat. However, it may also include issues that impact the jawline, neck and chin area. This may include excess skin or platysmal neck muscle bands hanging by your chin. It may also reduce jowls that affect the contour of your jawline, chin and neck.
A double chin can be caused either by accumulated fat under the chin or by platysmal neck muscle bands.
This condition is normally acquired when people increase their weight or become obese. A double chin consists of submental fat that tends to develop under the chin. In some instances, a double chin caused by fat cells can also be the result of ageing or genetics.
In comparison, this double chin condition is caused by the formation of muscle bands underneath your chin. Platysimal bands are muscle tissues that seemingly swell, hence, creating a double chin silhouette. It may be inherited or developed in the course of ageing.
There are a number of treatments that the cosmetic realm is offering patients who want to reduce double chin. It may involve surgery or non-surgical techniques. The application of these treatments depends on the type of under chin condition, its severity, and the patient’s skin laxity.
In essence, surgery has remained the gold standard for many aesthetic treatments. However, living in this fast-paced world, people thrive to survive. Thus, many patients choose non-invasive approaches over surgery.
Non-surgical techniques such as double chin injections, deoxycholic acid fat dissolvers, dermal fillers and Botox offer tremendous benefits for people on the go. These treatment options are time and cost-efficient. They are also proven safe and reliable as most of these products are approved by the Food and Drug Administration or FDA.
Whether you choose surgery or any non-invasive treatment, the goal is to provide double chin reduction, neck sculpting and jawline contouring. A candidate may ask his or her doctor for the most ideal treatment given his condition.
Various non-surgical treatment options are available and offered in many clinics around Australia.
Here are some of these minimally invasive treatments that patients may want to consider:
This non-invasive treatment involves the use of fat freezing devices that are placed under the chin. It works by freezing the fats through the process of Cryolypolysis. It provides a controlled cooling effect which, in turn, break down the fat cells.
In most cases, fat freezing treatment like CoolSculpting may need more than one treatment to achieve the fullness of the treatment’s results. This treatment is most ideal for mild to moderate double chin conditions.
This injectable technique offers fat-dissolving action to accumulated fat cells underneath the chin. Fat-dissolving injections consist of deoxycholic acid that destroys double chin fat cells. When these fat cells are eliminated, they will no longer accumulate fats. Thus, reducing the manifestation of a double chin.
Generally, it only takes less than 30 minutes to administer these fat dissolving injections. Downtimes may include swelling and bruising in the injection site. Just like a fat freezing treatment, fat dissolving injections may entail 2 to 3 treatments spaced at two weeks apart. The most common fat dissolving injection in Australia is Kybella.
If your under chin condition is not about submental fat but muscle bands or sagging skin, you may opt for the following treatment options:
This injectable consist of Botulinum Toxin that is most ideal for platysmal muscle bands that developed under your chin. Botox works by blocking the nerve signals that are directed to the under-chin muscles. When Botox is administered into the platysmal bands that cause double chin, the muscles tend to relax and contract less. Thus, imploring the reduction of shape and volume in your double chin.
Platysmal muscles bands develop because they tend to become over-worked. Since fat dissolving injections cannot dissolve muscle tissues, Botox can help reduce their formation.
This injectable used as double chin injections works in the same way as Botox. Thus, it reduces the size and shape of the double chin by working on the muscle bands. This double chin injections treatment also helps in the removal of other signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines in the treatment area.
This treatment also comes in the form of injection. Dermal fillers typically consist of hyaluronic acid that works similarly to the naturally occurring substance in the body. This treatment is best for under chin conditions that involve loose or sagging skin.
When dermal fillers are injected into the skin, it adds volumes to the loosened skin thereby adding contour to your neck, jawline and chin area.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves incisions, extractions and stitches. This treatment is most ideal for patients with a good amount of fat in their chin area. When your double chin consists of platysmal muscle bands, this treatment may not be the best choice.
During a liposuction treatment, a patient may be asked to stay in the hospital overnight or as recommended by the surgeon. It starts by administering a local anaesthetic to the treatment area. After which, small incisions at either side of the neck just below the jaw are made.
The fine hypodermic cannulas are inserted into the incision for the liposuction process. Fat is then extracted from the chin gradually. The liposuction procedure may take about 1 to 2 hours depending on the amount of fat to be extracted.
Although this can help eliminate unwanted fats under the chin, being a surgical procedure may mean more chances of risks. Liposuction involves incisions and sutures that may lead to complications that involve pain, swelling and bruising or worse, infection.
Also, a person will continue to age and there is no guarantee that liposuction for double chin yields permanent results. In most cases, whether a patient opts for surgery or double chin injections, the outcome will always be temporary. Simply because people continuously age.
Double chin injections such as Botox, dermal fillers, and fat-dissolving injections virtually offer little to no downtimes. However, some patients may experience mild to moderate swelling, and bruising on the treatment site. These common side effects or downtimes resolve on their own within the next 24 hours following the treatment.
When swelling continue to persist beyond the third day coupled with pain and discomfort, it may be best to visit your trusted doctors in Melbourne immediately.
Just like any other procedure, the administration of double chin injections begins with the application of a local anaesthetic. This ensures the safety and comfort of patients. Thus, you can be sure that the procedure is virtually pain-free.
During the consultation, your doctor will include discussing the DOs and DON’Ts that you need to diligently and attentively follow to ensure the fullness of results. These guidelines are reiterated after the treatment. Thus, it is best to follow them according to instructions and prescriptions.
In most cases, you will also be asked to follow a diet and exercise routine after your recovery to maintain the appearance of your chin, face and skin.
During the consultation, your doctor will evaluate the condition of your chin and the surrounding structures. He or she will also take photos for comparison of your before and after treatment. Your doctor may also consider some personal, medical and health records during the assessment.
At this time, your doctor will assess the fat accumulation, skin laxity, and muscle band formation under your chin. After a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis, he or she will recommend the best treatment for you. Your doctor will present a treatment plan that aims to destroy fat cells, muscle bands or sagging skin from your under chin.
Whether double chin injections or liposuction is the treatment for you, your doctor will explain how this treatment can help achieve your desired aesthetic goals. The goal is to implore wrinkle-free skin, a smoothly contoured jawline, and a well-balanced body and face structure.
SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors offer a comprehensive consultation to every patient across Melbourne. Simply call our clinics during office hours from Monday to Friday and we will book you for a consultation.
Our Melbourne providers are highly trained, licensed and experienced in helping patients improve the aesthetic of the body, face and skin. We understand the uniques needs of every patient. Whether you want to dissolve the fat accumulation under your chin or treat other body and skin conditions, our clinics are open to serve you.
We use only the highest quality of FDA-approved double chin injections, Botox, dermal fillers, anaesthetic and other products that are proven safe, effective and reliable. Although these fat, muscle or skin removal techniques offer temporary effects, we can help you achieve your beautification goals.
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