Many people may start noticing a layer of fat forming under the chin and can’t help but worry about the appearance of an extra chin.
The appearance of a double or triple chin isn’t a sign of a health issue. Many people consider an extra chin as unattractive. With Ultherapy, you can diminish the appearance of a double chin and achieve a youthful look.
Ultherapy is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift. The process involves directing ultrasound energy on the affected area without cutting the skin.
In this article, we take a closer look at how the procedure works under the chin.
How the Treatment Works
Ultherapy is an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment that uses modern technology to rejuvenate your skin’s appearance while taking minimal time.
A single process under the chin takes 60 to 90 minutes, meaning a small break in your busy schedule to undergo treatment.
Ultrasound therapy leverages imaging to enable our trained specialists to see the layers of tissue that require treatment and deliver the energy generated.
Your Smiles on Randolph med spa technician will remove any makeup on the treatment area before applying ultrasound gel under the chin.
The focused ultrasound energy targets areas under the skin of the chin with exact temperature to support the regeneration of collagen. The released energy stimulates elastic tissue and collagen resulting in firmer skin.
You may experience some heat and tingling sensations on the treated area after the process. The treated skin may also become red in the hours after the treatment. This reddening goes away within a few days, and you can continue with your daytime activities instantaneously.
After the procedure, you will start noticing changes. The results depend on your body’s capability to generate new collagen. Improvements may go for up to three months.
What Causes Wrinkles Under the Chin?
A general excess of fat causes a double chin; when you add some weight, the fat is deposited in the whole body including under the chin.
As age catches up with you, your skin becomes more fragile and less elastic naturally. Reduced production of natural oils makes your skin dry and has a wrinkled appearance.
If you happen to be a frequent laptop or smartphone user, then that may be one of the causes of a double chin. You tend to crane your neck over to see what you’re doing, and this posture is bad for the platysma muscle. The muscle weakens and results in reduced elasticity of the skin under the chin.
Preventive Measures for A Sagging Chin
You can always try to prevent having wrinkles by eating right and hitting the gym. A healthy diet containing vitamins can also help protect the skin.