For men and women of any age, but especially those who are aging, submental fat can increase over time, leading to the development of a double chin. Now modern laser technology can get rid of excess fat and reshape a patient’s chin with just one in-office appointment. Angel J. Garcia, MD at El Paso Center for Family & Sports Medicine uses SculpSure® laser technology to remove double chin fat and restore the appearance of patients in the El Paso, Texas area. Call or book an appointment online with Dr. Garcia today.
The area under a person's chin is the submental area, and the condition called “submental fullness” is a double chin.
Double chins usually occur when people are overweight, but a patient can also develop a double chin while at a normal weight.
A person’s submental fat, or double chin, is partially a result of their genetic makeup and partly a normal consequence of aging. As humans age, their skin loses its elasticity, becoming loose and sagging.
Formerly, if a patient had loose skin hanging from their chin, they had to undergo plastic surgery to correct it. That meant general anesthesia, stitches, and bandages. However, modern laser technology has revolutionized the domain of plastic surgery.
Laser treatment is noninvasive or minimally invasive, involves no needles and no stitches, and little or no downtime. Since there is no surgery, it leaves no scars.
Dr. Garcia uses SculpSure®, a fat removal procedure using FDA-cleared and patented laser technology, to reduce submental fat. With FDA clearance, patients can be confident that the procedure works for submental fat reduction.
Dr. Garcia places applicators with cooling plates on top of them onto the patient's chin. Heat from the SculpSure® laser kills fat cells under their chin, while the cooling plates ensure the skin stays at a normal temperature.
Patients report feeling both warm and cool sensations during the treatment. They occasionally report tingling sensations as well.
There are several products on the market today that eliminate fat in different ways. Certain injections can resolve double chins, for example.
For needle-averse patients, however, SculpSure® is a great option. It leaves less bruising and redness and provides faster results compared to other treatments.
Patients see a definite change by six weeks after treatment, and final results are evident at three months. Individual results depend on each person’s unique body makeup. Many people are satisfied after one SculpSure® treatment, but some schedule a second treatment.
Call or book an appointment online with Dr. Garcia today to get back a firm, smooth chin.