Bye Bye, Double Chin!

Summer Body Sculpting: Make your plan with Dr. Munk!

One of the biggest trends in aesthetics currently is body sculpting with non-surgical procedures. These treatments target and reduce areas of unwanted fat on the body, lift and tighten the skin, and help refine the contours of the face. Beautiful results can be achieved with one kind of treatment, but combining treatments strategically produces more refined results. Here we’ll outline an example treatment plan from Dr. Munk to target a stubborn area for many: the double chin.

Example of a MunkMD Body Sculpting treatment plan:

Step 1: Reduce the fat – 

There are two options to reduce fat under the chin: Belkyra™, which is specifically used for this area, or CoolSculpting, which can be used all over the body. Both are great treatments and the choice depends on which method you prefer, or which Dr. Munk recommends for your case.

Belkyra™ is an injection made of a naturally occurring molecule (deoxycholic acid) that aids in the digestion and absorption of dietary fat. Once destroyed these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat – it’s permanent! For best results this treatment requires two to four treatment sessions at six to eight weeks apart. The treatment itself takes about five to ten minutes and there is no downtime besides the slight possibility of bruising in the injection area.

CoolSculpting is the world’s number one non-invasive fat-reduction procedure. It targets the fat by freezing it, causing fat cell crystallization and death. The treatment takes about an hour and you are seated comfortably during this time, reading or watching a movie. The first 10 minutes of the treatment can be a little uncomfortable and cold, but that soon fades to a comfortable numbness on the treatment area. Optimal results can be seen in two to four months.

Step 2: Tighten the skin – 

Now that we’ve removed the bulk of the problem (pun intended!) we can start to refine the result. When we lose fat we tend to be left with loose, sagging skin, so we want to tighten that area to see the contour more clearly. This can be achieved with Ultherapy, a skin lifting procedure for the face, neck, and chest. Using ultrasound technology it triggers a natural regenerative response under the skin called neocollagenesis. This stimulates collagen production and produces a lifting and tightening effect that also smooths out fine lines and wrinkles.

This treatment is mildly uncomfortable and produces a warm pinching sensation. The good news is that it only requires one session and has no downtime!

Step 3: Refine the look – 

This final step is a way to achieve an even more accentuated chin and jawline and enhance the effect of the contouring treatments. This treatment is also perfect if you desire a more defined jawline but don’t need to target the under-chin area. We’re talking about fillers injections!

Fillers are often made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the skin and provides volume and hydration. As we age, or when we lose fat, we lose this volume. To enhance the chin and jaw area Dr. Munk can inject directly onto those areas to provide volume, or strategically around those areas to provide a subtle lifting effect.

After waiting on the results from the previous two treatments, filler injections are satisfyingly quick. Results are practically instant: a difference can be seen right after the injections, but the filler takes about a week to settle properly.

MunkMD Treatment plan: Always ask for a consultation with Dr. Munk first!

With this example plan, we have destroyed the fat, lifted the skin, and achieved a beautiful and natural result – all without surgery! This plan demonstrates the holistic approach taken at MunkMD. When it comes to the skin and the structures of the face in particular, each part relates to the whole. This plan also shows that great results can sometimes take time.

Want to find out what could work best for you? Schedule your own consultation with Dr. Munk to discuss your concerns! 514-937-2757

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