A double chin can make you look older and heavier than you actually are, but now SculpSure® body contouring treatments have been approved by the FDA to target the submental fat under your chin. Vigel M. Varkey, MD, offers SculpSure treatments at Vigel Varkey M.D. in New Port Richey, Florida, that target your double chin, leaving you with a contoured and defined jawline. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more.
Dr. Varkey uses a special SculpSure applicator that the straps to your chin. Like the applicator he uses on other body parts, it targets your submental fat with laser energy. The heat energy penetrates your fat cells and disrupts their structural stability. This effectively destroys the fat cells so your body can absorb and remove them with other waste products.
In addition to destroying your fat cells, the SculpSure laser also provides a skin-tightening effect. This means that as your fat disappears, you have a smooth and defined jawline instead of loose and sagging skin.
SculpSure is an FDA-approved laser body contouring procedure developed by Cynosure® in 2015. In addition to targeting your double chin, it can remove fat on most trouble spots on your body, including your abdomen, back, thighs, flanks, and upper arms.
SculpSure is approved to for use on double chins for people with BMIs as high as 43, but you must have a BMI of 30 or lower for SculpSure treatments elsewhere on your body.
Your SculpSure treatment begins when Dr. Varkey attaches the applicator to your chin with comfortable straps. For the next 25 minutes, you relax in a comfortable chair and can read, watch TV, or nap as the laser attacks your submental fat cells.
The SculpSure applicator head includes a periodic cooling treatment to keep your skin a comfortable temperature during treatment. When your procedure is over, you can get right back to your normal daily activities, although you may want to avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment.
While individual results vary, patients generally notice results within six weeks. Most patients have two SculpSure sessions spaced six weeks apart to get rid of their double chin. The fat reduction is permanent, but you need to maintain your healthy diet and exercise habits to prevent new fat cells from growing.
If you’re interested getting rid of your double chin with SculpSure, call or schedule an appointment online today to learn if this treatment is right for you.
*Individual results may vary.