Geeta Vaze, MD
Internist located in Huntingdon Valley, PA
If you’re looking for a way to eliminate that double chin without the risks of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Geeta Vaze can help. At her practice in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, Dr. Vaze offers effective chin contouring services to slim the look of your skin beneath your chin, giving you a slender, more toned appearance. She uses the advanced laser technology of the SculpSure® body contouring system to provide you with lasting results. To learn more about chin contouring services, schedule a consultation online or by phone.
What causes a double chin?
A double chin is a common condition that develops as submental fat cells form beneath your chin. This excess fat deposit may be the result of weight gain or the natural aging process. Genetics may also play a role in whether you develop a double chin. If you have close family members with the condition, you may be at increased risk.
How does SculpSure treat a double chin?
Because the SculpSure® laser technology targets fat cells, Dr. Vaze can use the body contouring system to redefine your chin and eliminate stubborn fat without harming surrounding tissue. She uses the submental laser piece to treat the area below your chin, attaching the equipment around your head to keep the applicator in position. The piece fits comfortably under your chin where the excess fat typically accumulates.
As the fat cells heat up, their structural integrity begins to break down. Your body eliminates the dead cells through your lymphatic system over several weeks, and you should achieve optimal results of a slimmer, more contoured area beneath the chin within three months of treatment.
Once the laser system destroys the submental fat, it’s gone for good. To maintain your results, you should follow a healthy exercise routine and a high-quality diet to maintain your weight. Future weight gain can counteract the results of your skin contouring treatment.
Does the SculpSure treatment hurt?
When Dr. Vaze turns the laser on, you may feel heat sensations in the treatment area, along with the lines of a slight sunburn, but the SculpSure system has a built-in cooling element to keep you comfortable.
Following treatment, you shouldn’t experience any pain, but you may have tenderness and redness in the treatment area for a few days.
Am I a good candidate for SculpSure?
Dr. Vaze evaluates your overall health to determine if you’re a good candidate for SculpSure body contouring treatments. She reviews your medical history, your current medications, and your cosmetic goals prior to SculpSure treatments.
Typically, an ideal candidate lives a healthy lifestyle but has difficulties getting rid of stubborn chin fat through diet and exercise. You must be in good physical shape and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure.
Schedule a consultation online or by phone to learn more about chin contouring services.