Excess fat under the chin is a common problem. Two-thirds of people surveyed by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery were somewhat to extremely bothered by the appearance of a double chin. Known in medical speak as submental fullness, with submental referring to the space between the head and the neck, this common complaint is also stubbornly resistant to diet and exercise. Drs. Schachter, Hanna, Curtis, Abdulla, Pollack, and Taradash can eliminate your double chin once and for all with submental contouring injectable drug.
Why is under-the-chin fat so hard to get rid of?
There is no single factor to blame for a heavier profile. Submental fullness can affect men and women, and may be caused by:
- Fluctuations in weight
- Genetic predisposition
Metabolism slows down with more birthdays. Hormonal changes can also alter how fat is distributed. As you gain weight, excess fat under the chin can look more obvious.
Younger skin has plenty of collagen and elastin. These proteins and fibres give skin its firmness and elasticity. As you get older, the body produces less of these beneficial substances, which contributes to facial sagging.
You can even be chronologically young and fit, yet still have poor definition at the jawline. Genes play a role in the development of extra fat under the jawbone. While independent of aging, inherited under-the-chin fullness tends to look more pronounced over time due to age-related changes.
Introducing an effective way to treat submental fullness
Dermatology on Bloor is one of the first practices to offer this exciting procedure to restore youthful definition. This is the first and only injectable treatment approved by the FDA and now Health Canada for the improvement of moderate to severe under-the-chin fat. It has been used safely and effectively by adults aged 18 and older in 20-plus clinical trials worldwide, spanning more than 2,600 patients.
When injected by your trusted, experienced professionals in Toronto, the active ingredient causes the destruction of fat cells. This naturally-occurring molecule aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fats. Once these cells are destroyed, your fat is gone for good. Cells in the treatment site can no longer store and accumulate fat.
Treatments are customised to your needs and goals. In clinical studies, 28 percent, 43 percent, and 55 percent of patients saw a 1-grade improvement in their chin profile after 2, 3, and 4 sessions respectively. Patients get their desired results in 6 sessions, spaced at least a month apart.
The most common side effects included swelling, bruising, numbness, redness and warmth, and hardness at the treatment site, so it is well-tolerated. Get ready to donate turtlenecks worn only to camouflage that bothersome chin, and look forward to a fresh and fit appearance. Call 416-922-9620 to schedule a consultation at Dermatology on Bloor.
We put academic qualifications, many years of combined experience, and training in a variety of special interest areas to work for your healthy, radiant skin. Our providers – Drs. Schachter, Hanna, Curtis, Abdulla, Pollack, and Taradash – welcome new patients for treatment at the Dermatology on Bloor practice on Park Road in Toronto. Our team is here to serve your needs
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