Even if you diet and exercise and maintain a healthy body weight, you may still have a double chin that makes you look older and heavier than you are. Fortunately, at her practice serving Wildomar, Murrieta, Temecula, CA, and the surrounding areas, Dr. Marcella Bonnici offers SculpSure® treatments to target excess fatty tissue and loose skin in the submental area under your chin. You can call or book an appointment online to learn if SculpSure treatment is right for you.
Double chins have a variety of causes. While being overweight may lead to a double chin, your age, genetics, and even your posture may lead to excess tissue in the submental area. The area under your chin also may not respond to diet and exercise, so even if you work hard to lose excess weight, you still may have a double chin that makes you look older and heavier than you are in reality.
Yes. Dr. Bonnici offers body contouring treatments with the innovative SculpSure laser system to target the submental area and effectively melt away the excess fatty tissue under your chin.
SculpSure uses laser energy to heat and break down fat cells. Once those cells are destroyed, your body flushes them out through your lymphatic system, like other waste products produced by the body. The lasers use a specific energy wavelength that specifically targets subdermal adipose (fat) tissue. This FDA-approved treatment has helped thousands of people target trouble spots resistant to diet and exercise.
During SculpSure treatment, you relax in a comfortable chair wearing goggles to protect your eyes. Dr. Bonnici uses a handheld wand to direct the laser at the area under your skin. Initially, you experience a cooling sensation, which helps to regulate the surface temperature of your skin and ensure your comfort. Then, as the SculpSure lasers do their work, your skin starts to warm. The treatment isn’t painful. Many patients describe it as feeling like a hot stone massage.
Treatment usually takes about 25 minutes, although every patient has unique needs, so you may need more or less time. When your treatment is over, you can go straight back to your normal activities, although you should avoid any strenuous activities for 24 hours after treatment.
Again, every patient has different needs. Dr. Bonnici provides customized advice on the number of sessions needed to get rid of your double chin. In general, most patients notice a difference after two treatments.
The results of SculpSure treatments are permanent. Your fat cells are destroyed and flushed out of your body. You should maintain healthy diet and exercise habits to maintain your healthy body weight.
If you’re interested in SculpSure treatments to get rid of your double chin, call or schedule a consultation online to learn if this innovative laser treatment is right for you.