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Understanding Submental Fat

27

May

Ottawa Skin Clinic

Are you self-conscious about your double chin? Let’s explore the facts behind submental fat and the effective treatment options available to reduce the unwelcome condition of submental fullness.

What is submental fat?

The submental area is the region under your chin. Submental fat can grow in this region, causing a facial condition known as “submental fullness,” commonly referred to as a double chin. Fullness under the chin can be quite distressing, and it is often difficult to reduce even with healthy diet and exercise. People of any age, men or women, may be bothered by submental fat.

An increase in submental fat is caused by a combination of factors, including genetics, aging, and weight gain.  Submental fat can be particularly distressing because it creates the illusion that a person is overweight, even if the rest of the body is in peak shape.

What is the treatment for submental fat?

At the Ottawa Skin Clinic, we provide two separate treatments to improve the profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin: BELKYRA™ and CoolMini™ treatments for double chin. Both treatments are easy, with minimum discomfort (Belkyra can be a painful treatment) and you can resume your daily activities immediately after treatment.

BELKYRA Injection

BELKYRA is an injectable prescription medicine made of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body. BELKYA destroys the membranes of fat cells and assists with the absorption of fat. Approved by Health Canada, BELKYRA is effective in improving the appearance of the submental fat over a series of sessions. The treatment can help redefine your jawline and improve your profile. It is an appealing treatment for clients wishing to avoid surgery.

Speak with your skin care physician to see if you are a candidate for this double chin treatment. Each treatment is customized to the unique needs and goals of the patient.

CoolMini Treatment

CoolMini builds on the proven CoolSculpting process to freeze and eliminate fat around the chin. Using the small and comfortable CoolMini applicator, your skin care physician can target pockets of fat on the neck and below the chin. CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to target and crystallize lipids in fat cells. The crystallized fat cells are then naturally eliminated by the immune system. Over time, the remaining fat cells condense, creating a tightened, rejuvenated look around the jawline. No needles, no anesthesia, no pain.  The treatment is easy and comfortable, and you can resume daily activities right away.

Speak with your skin care physician to discuss whether BELKYA or CoolMini is the right treatment to address your double chin. Improve your overall appearance and self-confidence with Ottawa Skin Clinic treatments for submental fat.

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