Whether the result of sagging skin or excess fat deposits, it is safe to say that no one wants to see that extra mass of weight a chin could give you. The presence of a double chin could put burden on not only your health, but also your self-esteem and confidence. At Fusion Medical, we offer non-surgical treatments to remove your double chin, restoring your confidence to shine.
A double chin is also known as submental fat. It is often characterised by either fat accumulation under the jawline or sagging skin in the same area. The loose sagging skin can give you a much older and dull looking appearance.
It is commonly mistaken that double chin conditions only occur with weight gain. In reality, they seem to appear inevitably as a part of the ageing process and there are many contributing factors that could result in a double chin.
Age is the biggest contributing cause of a double chin. As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin. Since collagen is responsible for supporting skin elasticity and tautness, the loss of these proteins causes the skin to become lax and saggy overtime. The loose skin under the chin and at the neck may cause prominent double chins.
Secondly, our metabolism becomes slower as we age. This contributes to the accumulation of fat, which may occur under the chin, resulting in a double chin overtime.
Individuals with family members that have double chins may be genetically predisposed to have a higher susceptibility of double chins. This could be due to the structure of the jaw and chin. In general, double chin fat is more prominent on those with a smaller chin.
Excessive sun exposure could also potentially damage the cells on your skin. This may result in skin thinning and collagen loss, in turn resulting in loose skin. When the skin under your chin and neck area is loose, there is a higher likelihood that a double chin may develop.
A diet high in fat and calories is also a contributing factor to a double chin condition. An unhealthy diet causes a high accumulation of fats that may be deposited in the under chin area.
Poor posture can also be a contributing factor to double chins. A poor posture can weaken the neck and chin muscles, causing the surrounding skin to lose elasticity. As the skin sags, a double chin forms.
The Exilis Elite Ultra 360 is a non-invasive procedure that helps to tighten the skin. It is an effective treatment that addresses body concerns by tightening and firming the skin on the lower jaw, therefore producing a slimmer silhouette to the jaw.
The Exilis Elite Ultra 360 is an upgraded version of the Exilis Elite, simultaneously delivering combined radio frequency and ultrasound to bring the temperature of the deep tissues underneath the skin to 40-42 degrees celsius, which is the optimal temperature for collagen stimulation. The stimulation of collagen and tightening of elastin fibres in the skin helps to tighten the skin, achieving a contour on the jaw.
The system also ensures that the optimal level of power is delivered to the target tissue at all times and the energy is being monitored and adjusted in real time.
The treatment is completely comfortable with a warm sensation and normal activities can be resumed after.
For the most desirable results, it is recommended to have 4-6 treatment sessions, about 7-10 days apart.
This treatment is relatively painless. Some patients have described the treatment session as being similar to a hot stone massage. There is no downtime and daily activities can be resumed straight after.
HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, which is a non-invasive procedure that is used for skin tightening and lifting. It uses a high-intensity ultrasound that allows the deepest penetration of energy, reaching depths of up to 4.5mm. By effectively treating the deeper skin layers, it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin fibres, causing them to thicken and shorten, tightening the skin.
By stimulating the production of collagen and elastin fibres, the tightening and lifting results are long term. The HIFU also emits a large amount of energy and can reduce unwanted facial fats precisely while tightening the area, rendering it an effective treatment for the removal of double chins.
Ultraformer HIFU treatments can be done once every 12 to 18 months apart.
It is important to note that other treatments that need to be performed more regularly than 12 to 18 months apart may not be real HIFU procedures.
The Ultraformer HIFU is a relatively painless procedure. There may be a mild discomfort along bony areas (e.g. the jawline) due to the high ultrasound energy reflecting off the facial contours. This will resolve itself after a short period of time.
There is minimal to no downtime for the Ultraformer HIFU treatment. Occasionally, your skin may appear slightly red after treatment, but it will disappear within a few hours.
While undergoing treatment is effective in reducing double chin, it is advised to commit to a healthy lifestyle to maintain your double chin reduction results in the long run.
If your double chin is caused by your posture, you should take note of the poor posture and make conscious effort to correct it.
If it is due to sun-damaged skin, it is important to make some lifestyle modifications. You should avoid being out in the sun excessively to prevent further loss of collagen. It is also important to apply UV protection of at least SPF30 when you are out.
If your double chin is caused by your weight, it would be wise to maintain your double chin reduction results by losing some weight. This can be achieved through a healthy diet that is low in fat and calories.
All our treatments are considered very safe, with minimal side effects.
For the Exilis Elite Ultra 360, the session is similar to having a hot stone massage, with no downtime. For the Ultraformer HIFU, you may experience some redness or tingling sensation at the lower jaw after your double chin removal procedure, but this should subside quickly.
At Fusion Medical, we strive to provide non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment options that are safe. There are many benefits of the Exilis Elite Ultra 360 and Ultraformer HIFU:
Fusion Medical was set up in the year 2015. Our founders, being passionate about offering one-stop quality healthcare services at affordable rates, decided to set up the first Executive Medical Centre in One-North. This centre is equipped with diagnostic and imaging equipment to provide convenience to our patients. Diagnostic and imaging equipment include X-Ray, Ultrasound, ECG treadmill, Spirometry, Tonometry, Mammogram, Electrocardiogram, Audiometry Tests and Bone Densitometry.
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