Thanks to modern day technology, non-surgical options are now available to lift saggy skin and reduce fat in the double chin giving men and women a more youthful, well-defined jawline.
As you age, gravity takes a toll on your jawline. Muscles start to weaken, fat builds up in the chin and skin loses its elasticity, resulting in droopiness and fullness of the jawline. Let’s face it – having a double chin or a saggy jawline is not very attractive.
The good news is you don’t need to live it. We rounded up 6 different procedures that can help you achieve a slimmer, well-defined jawline without any surgery or downtime.
#1 Non-Invasive Facelift with Ultherapy
Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure used to tighten and lift loose skin on the lower face such as the jowls and jawline. The ultrasound treatment uses focused ultrasound energy to target and heat tissues under the skin which helps stimulate the body’s own natural collagen production.
Thanks to the latest software upgrade of having lower temperature and higher number of transducer lines, the Ultherapy treatment is now more tolerable yet remains effective. Latest research has shown that the number of transducer lines are critical in delivering the desired results for any particular area.
The results can be seen at least three months after the procedure as the body takes time to naturally process and produce fresh, new collagen. However, the results are natural and clinically-proven to have a significant lift giving you a more defined jawline.
Besides from treating the jawline, Ultherapy is also FDA approved and European CE marked for non-invasive sculpting and lifting of the upper face, neck and décolleté.
#2 Minimal-Invasive Skin Lifting with PDO Threads
Minimally-invasive procedure using polydioxanone (PDO) threads has quickly become a popular, non-surgical skin lifting technique to treat mild sagging of the skin.
PDO thread lift such as Dr. Perfect V-Line is effective in lifting and improving the appearance of sagging jowls, mid-face and even the neck area.
To make the treatment more comfortable, a local anesthetic will be used. The procedure can take at least an hour but will also depend on the number of threads needed. During the procedure, small threads will be inserted into the skin using very fine needles or cannulas in strategic areas to provide an immediate lift.
Over time, the body starts to produce new bundles of collagen around each thread. The inserted threads will then be completely absorbed within 12 months, but the new collagen formation remains in the skin prolonging the effect.
#3 Non-Surgical Double Chin Removal with CoolMini
If your main concern is the fullness of your chin due to excess fat, you can now spot treat this area with the CoolMini, the smallest applicator of the CoolSculpting procedure.
CoolMini is specially made to treat visible fat bulges under the chin. It uses the same FDA-cleared cooling technology that freezes and kills fat cell via natural cell death (apoptosis). Over time, your body flushes out the dead fat cells resulting to a noticeable smaller and firmer chin.
Besides from double chin, CoolMini can also treat other smaller areas with fat deposits such as bra fat and knee fat.
#4 Non-Surgical Fat Reduction and Skin Tightening with Exilis Ultra
Exilis Ultra is a great option if you are looking to remove excess fat on your chin area as and get an additional skin tightening effect. Exilis Ultra is a US FDA-cleared procedure that combines the use of radiofrequency with ultrasound energy to heat the deeper layers of the skin resulting in collagen stimulation and fat reduction without surgery or downtime.
Results can be seen with at least four to eight sessions depending on the size of the area to be treated. Exilis Ultra can also reduce wrinkles and cellulite.
#5 Non-Surgical Jaw Reduction with Botulinum Toxin (or more commonly known as Botox)
When most people think of Botox, they think of fine lines and wrinkles. However, this purified protein (botulinum toxin) can do much more than that. Nowadays, Botox in Singapore can also be used for jawline slimming and contouring.
When you keep chewing or grinding your teeth (bruxism), the masseter muscle along the angles of the jaw becomes enlarged giving your face a wider or squarish shape.
To slim the jawline, Botox will be injected directly in the masseter muscle using very fine needles. Over time, Botox temporarily relaxes the muscle resulting to a slimmer, more defined jawline. Results from the procedure can be seen after two to three weeks and can last an average of four to six months.
#6 Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation with Chin Fillers
Chin fillers are a fast and easy way to achieve a stronger looking chin instantly. Before going under the knife for a chin augmentation, consider dermal fillers like Juvederm or Restylane. These facial fillers are commonly made up of hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance naturally found in the body making a safe and effective treatment.
Before the procedure, number cream will be applied in the treatment area to reduce discomfort. With the right technique and skills from your aesthetic doctor, a chin filler treatment can feel like a breeze.
After a filler treatment, results can be seen immediately. Women can achieve a naturally V-shaped face and a nice feminine side profile. Men, on the other hand, can achieve a more defined chin and by adding a bit of volume on their cheeks results in a more masculine look.
Side effects of a filler procedure may include minor swelling and redness on the treated area which will resolve in a few days.
Before considering these treatments, remember to do your research and consult a highly experienced aesthetic doctor in Singapore with a good track record of providing natural results. Tip: get referrals and check with your friends who did procedures before and are happy with their result.
If you’re ready to transform the look of your jawline, contact Cutis Laser Clinic and schedule a consultation with our skin specialist in Singapore, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez.