A double chin is a common name for submental fat. It is an extra layer of fat that accumulates beneath the chin, causing skin folds that cause one to look like they have two chins. Several factors contribute to gaining a double chin. Age is one factor that contributes to the formation of a double chin since ageing causes the skin to lose its elasticity.
This can result in excess saggy skin forming, which will contribute to the formation of a double chin. An individual’s weight, caused by a poor and unhealthy lifestyle and diet, is also a factor. Consuming too many calories or unhealthy and processed food can lead to weight gain and contribute to double chin forming.
While we cannot control our genetics, it also is a factor for double chin forming. Those who have a family history of lowly elastic skin or double chins have a higher chance of having one themselves. Lastly, the bad habit of having poor posture will cause the muscles in the neck and chin to weaken. This can contribute to the formation of a double chin over a long period since the muscles surrounding the chin are not used, therefore causing the skin to lose its elasticity and resulting in a double chin.
There are two effective solutions, namely the HIFU Facelift and the Fotona 4D Laser Facelift, offered by Cambridge Medical Group for those who seek to minimise or remove their double chin. Both treatments are non-invasive and non-surgical, making them safe. Furthermore, non-surgical procedures keep the levels of discomfort low and tolerable for most patients. It also means that downtime is kept to a minimum so that patients can resume their normal daily activities shortly after the end of the treatment session.
For the above reasons and their high levels of effectiveness, Dr Lee Mun Heng recommends either the HIFU Plus+ or the Fotona PIANO. Candidates who are interested in removing their double chin will be able to find out more during a consultation better to understand your health circumstances and suitability for the treatments.
The High-Intensity Focus Ultrasound (HIFU) Facelift treatment is a regenerative, non-surgical facelift treatment that helps not only to lift the skin but also to maintain skin conditions at optimal levels. This makes HIFU Facelifts a good treatment option for those who want to combat weak and slackened supportive fibres under their skin as a result of ageing.
HIFU Facelift treatments use ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production by targeting the connective tissues in the face. This results in skin that is tighter and lifted, making HIFU Facelift treatments especially effective in getting rid of double chins even though it is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure that does not involve any needles. It also makes the HIFU Facelift treatment a comfortably pain-free experience which is well-suited for those who do not want to undergo intrusive and potentially risky surgical procedures that involve an extended downtime for recovery.
The Fotona 4D Laser Facelift treatment is a modern laser procedure designed to lift sagging skin while improving the facial texture. It does so by not only strengthening an individual’s collagen but also by a collagen contracting technique which results in instant skin lifting.
Double chins are most effectively removed using the Fotona 4D Laser Facelift’s PIANO mode, which uses a long pulse laser to heat the subcutaneous fat tissue to about 42 degrees Celsius to restore natural elastin and collagen lost through ageing. Individuals undergoing the Fotona 4D Laser Facelift treatment should expect a mild, warm sensation and some pinching sensations during the treatment session.
However, the level of pain is kept to a minimum and most individuals find it very tolerable even without any numbing cream being applied. The skin of some individuals turns red and become more sensitive to sunlight after the treatment. However, this is an expected part of the healing process. Nonetheless, avoiding exposure to the sun and wearing sunblock during the recovery period can improve treatment results.
With more than 10 years of medical aesthetics experience and a graduate of the world-renowned University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, Dr Lee aims to draw out one’s natural beauty through the application of safe, minimally invasive and holistic procedures. He is also a key opinion leader in the realm of aesthetic technology, often travelling the world to seek out the latest and most effective treatments.