Submental fat—also known as a double chin—is prevalent in both men and women. While the most common contributing factor is weight gain and obesity, age and genetic predisposition can play a part as well. Though a double chin is an aesthetic concern that impacts a broad range of adults, it is a vastly under-treated region of the face. Refresh MD offers a proven, non-surgical treatment that can permanently eliminate fat to improve the appearance of your chin area, enhance the definition of your neck profile and help patients look younger and regain confidence.

Needs addressed

Permanently get rid of the double chin, for a more contoured and defined appearance.

Advantages

With our double chin treatment, the patient will benefit from seeing results that last. In the past, those wishing to get rid of submental fat found the different methods available—from exercise to surgical treatments—unsuccessful or simply out of reach. But with this non-surgical injection, patients begin to see results after the first treatment.* The entire procedure is quick, safe, non-invasive and affordable with results that are permanent.

*Results and number of treatments may vary based on individual patient.

Course of treatment

A formula comprised of an ingredient that breaks down fat is injected under the chin to diminish the appearance of fullness. One treatment takes just 15 to 20 minutes to complete, and the number of treatments needed vary from two to four depending on the severity of your condition.

First, a nurse will determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for this treatment by ruling out other potential causes of the submental fat, such as thyroid functionality concerns. Then, the nurse will apply a topical or injectable anesthetic to ensure optimal comfort. With a surgical pen or pencil, the nurse will indicate the anterior, posterior and lateral borders of the submental fat area. They will then press a marking grid onto clean, dry skin to indicate the areas of treatment. The right dosage will then be injected into the different areas of the patient’s treatment zone.

The end result is a more contoured and defined chin. With this double chin treatment, once the patient’s desired look has been achieved, retreatment will not be required. Please note that results obtained with this treatment may vary from patient to patient.

FAQ

How long do the results of this double chin treatment last?

Patients will be pleasantly surprised to learn that the results of this double chin treatment are permanent—once the desired outcome has been met, the patient will not require retreatment.

How many treatments will I need in order to see the results I want?

Patients can expect to see a difference after the first treatment and a noticeably thinner chin profile in just two to four treatments, although some may need up to six treatments in total depending on the severity of their condition.

How do I know if this is the right product for me?

If you are bothered by excess fullness in the chin area and surgery is not an option or if your double chin simply does not seem to disappear no matter your health regime, then this treatment might be the right one for you.

Is there any downtime following this procedure?

Like most non-surgical treatments, there is minimal downtime and patients can usually return to their normal day-to-day activities almost immediately. However, it is important to follow the pre- and post-treatment instructions provided by your medical aesthetics professional to ensure the best recovery possible.

What are the side effects?

Following this treatment, side effects can include swelling, bruising, numbness and sometimes a bit of tenderness in the treatment zone. Overall, side effects are minimal and patients may take an over-the-counter pain reliever prior to their appointment to minimize the reaction.



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