Double Chin Treatment Specialist

Wasatch Peak Family Practice & Oceans Contours

Family Practice located in Layton, UT

Double chins are some of the most difficult aesthetic inconveniences to remove. Even regular exercise, a healthy diet, and medications can’t seem to shake off the dreaded double chin. At Oceans Contours in Layton, Utah, double chins are effectively treated with the SculpSure Submental technique. To learn more about how to get rid of your double chin, contact the office today by phone or request an appointment using the online booking tool.

Double Chin Treatment Q & A

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What causes a double chin?

There are many possible and known causes of double chins. Otherwise called submental fat, double chins occur when layers of fat forms right below your chin.

Generally speaking, double chins tend to be grouped with obesity and being overweight, but you don’t need to be overweight to have a double chin. You might develop a double chin as your skin loosens up or because of your family history.

The leading causes of double chins are a combination of genetics, diet, posture, and aging:

Age

The older you get, the more likely it is that your skin will lose its elasticity. In these cases, you’ll start noticing extra or saggy skin right below the chin.

Diet and weight

It’s important to remember that although weight gain can significantly increase your chances of developing a double chin, it does not exclusively cause it. Your doctor at Oceans Contours recommends a diet that avoids processed foods, high-calorie meals, and unhealthy fats.

Genetics

Look around your family. If you notice that many of your family members have double chins, you might be more susceptible to developing one yourself.

Posture

The weaker your posture is, the more likely it is that the muscles in your neck and chin will weaken. Over time, the loose skin loses its elasticity and can lead to the formation of a double chin.

What is SculpSure Submental?

SculpSure Submental functions almost identically to a standard SculpSure treatment, except that instead of targeting the thighs or the stomach, it targets the chin exclusively. This noninvasive laser treatment targets fat cells in the chin through heat blasts — without damaging the epidermis.

Approved by the FDA in 2017, SculpSure Submental is a remarkably inclusive treatment option, as it’s available to people with a BMI up to 43 — as opposed to other treatments that are only valid for people with a BMI of 30 or lower.

What is the procedure like?

The SculpSure submental procedure typically lasts about 25 minutes and uses a laser to raise the temperature of your fat cells until they’re destroyed. Your body eliminates these cells within six weeks of the treatment.

What are the side effects of SculpSure Submental?

There are minimal side effects of SculpSure Submental, though some temporary side effects might include:

  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling

If you’ve tried everything to get rid of your double chin and still aren’t seeing any results, maybe SculpSure Submental is what you’ve been missing. Call or request an appointment with Oceans Contours, and learn more about your options.