As we age, our chin doesn’t always play well with others. In fact, it sags, develops fat pockets, and can be a slave to the forces of gravity. The result is a rounded double chin where once there was a sharp profile. And if you have a double chin you’re in good company. A 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery found that 67% of people said they were bothered by a double chin.
Fortunately, Dr. Saltz has three options for addressing your double chin: Kybella®, Thermage®, and CoolMini™. Each of these new treatments can return your chin to its previous, more defined shape.
- Kybella® — Kybella is a prescription medicine formulated with deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys the fat cells. Once these cells are gone, there is no longer a storage mechanism to store and accumulate fat under the chin.
- Thermage® — Thermage® is sometimes called the facelift without surgery. Using radio frequency energy delivered beneath the surface of the skin, Thermage® tightens the outer epidermal layer of the skin, in this case the skin sagging under your chin. Thermage’s unique Capacitive Radio Frequency technology safely heats your skin’s under layer and the web of collagen in the inner layer, causing immediate tightening and improved tone and texture.
- CoolMini™ from CoolSculpting® — Most people interested in the aesthetic industry have heard of the revolutionary CoolSculpting procedure, where fat in unwanted areas is frozen causing the cells to die and be absorbed by the body, without harming the adjacent tissue. The makers of the CoolSculpting device have now added a CoolMini applicator specifically to address double chins. Using the same principles, fat in the chin area is frozen and dramatically lessened with this procedure.
Have you seen a photo of yourself in profile lately? Over two thirds of us don’t like what we see. But now we have three methods of tightening your chin at Saltz Plastic Surgery. Give us call at either our Salt Lake or Park City offices and let’s do something about that double chin.