Are you bothered by fullness under your chin, commonly called a double chin? A contouring procedure called SculpSureⓇ can help and is available at De Castro & Basit, MDs, in Hanford, California. To learn more about the process and outcomes, book a one-on-one consultation today with Dr. Jacqueline G. De Castro or Dr. Jasper F. Basit. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a convenient appointment time, or you can call to check availability.
If you have excess fullness beneath your chin, there are a number of potential causes. Weight gain can cause the fat cells in this part of your body to expand, increasing fullness and altering your profile.
Additional factors that can cause or worsen a double chin include age, genetics, and even poor posture. There are exercises you can try to improve a double chin, but it’s difficult to achieve noticeable changes due to the anatomy of this portion of your body.
SculpSure has been FDA-cleared for permanent fat reduction in the abdomen, back, thighs, and flanks for some time. The treatment was recently approved for use in the submental region, or the area beneath your chin.
Treatments are brief, noninvasive, and pain-free. In fact, the reason why SculpSure is such a popular option is that it delivers permanent fat reduction without the need for anesthesia, recovery time, or risk of surgical side effects.
SculpSure works by delivering carefully controlled heat to the fat cells beneath your skin. A cooling system ensures your skin stays at a comfortable temperature, but the heat damages the cell structure of up to 24% of the targeted fat cells.
That damage prevents the cells from continuing to store fat. They break down and the released fat and cellular debris are then processed through your lymphatic system.
Your body needs time to process the damaged fat cells and eliminate them from your body. You’ll begin to notice the effects within weeks, although it may take up to 12 weeks before the full effects are apparent.
During your initial consultation, you’ll receive a customized treatment plan. Depending on the amount of fat reduction needed and how your body responds to treatment, additional sessions may be required. You’ll have all the details needed to make an informed decision before your first session.
Once you’re comfortably seated, the SculpSure device is positioned on the treatment area. A comfortable strap holds the device in place beneath your chin.
Your session typically lasts less than half an hour. During that time, you may notice a sensation of warmth and tingling, which might come and go. At no point, however, is the treatment painful.
Once your session is complete, you can resume normal activities. There’s no need for downtime and no restrictions on your activities.
When you’re ready to learn more, book an appointment with De Castro & Basit, MDs, online or by phone.