What causes double chin?
Everyone has a subcutaneous layer of fat around the neck. It helps to regulate body temperature, and cushions underlying organs. Heredity or weight gain may cause excess fat in this region. As we age, muscle tone and skin elasticity decrease, allowing submental fat to sag.
Beautiful treatment options
Dr. Menkes understands that every patient is unique. He provides a customized approach to double chinremediation, helping the individual select a treatment that best suits his or her physiology and outcome goals. Options include:
- CoolSculpting – This is a non-invasive method of freezing fat cells without harm to surrounding tissues. Using the CoolMini applicator, flesh under the chin is gently pulled to the device and cooled to a temperature that crystalizes fat. As fat cells die, the body naturally metabolizes them. You begin to see change in about three weeks, with continued improvement up to six months.
- Kybella – This is an injectable treatment for double chin, formulated with deoxycholic acid. Kybella dissolves fat in the treated area, allowing it to be flushed by the body’s lymphatic system. Several sessions are recommended for optimal improvement.
- Smartlipo – This technique requires only very small incisions. Submental fat is liquified with laser energy, and suctioned through a thin cannula. Only local anesthetic is needed, and there is minimal downtime.
Are you ready for a trimmer profile with stronger chin definition? Call The Menkes Clinic & Surgery Center in Mountain View at (650) 962-4600 to find out if CoolSculpting is the best treatment option for your double chin.