Non Surgical

Why Do I Have a Double Chin When I’m Not Overweight?

Having submental fullness, commonly referred to as a double chin, is typically associated with being overweight, but even those who are slim or “skinny” can have this cosmetic concern. There are a variety of factors that can lead to the appearance of a double chin—some of which are in our control, others that are not. The type and cause of your submental fullness will ultimately determine the best double chin treatment for your needs.

Maintaining a healthy weight through exercise and diet can help you avoid developing a double chin, but this is only one contributing factor. Many people may not realize it, but poor posture can also lead to a double chin. From looking down at your phone to sitting slumped over, spending much of your time with your head bent in this position can cause muscles in the chin and neck to weaken. Over time, this can also cause the skin to become more lax.

While people typically have some control over their weight and posture, other factors that are out of a person’s control can contribute to a double chin. This includes a person’s genetics, because having a family history of poor skin elasticity or extra fat storage under the chin can often be inherited. In addition, the aging process makes it more likely that a double chin will form. Skin can start to sag, and fat can buildup or shift to create a fuller under-chin area.

As explained above, a double chin can be caused by either lax skin or excess fat cells, each requiring a different method of treatment. Loose skin, for instance, may be able to be slightly tightened with certain non-surgical treatments, or neck lift surgery may be needed for more dramatic improvement. For those with unwanted fat deposits under their chin, however, non-surgical treatments include CoolSculpting® and KYBELLA®, or liposuction surgery for those with more significant fat reduction needs.

How to Get Rid of Chest Wrinkles

The chest is one of the first areas to show signs of aging, due to sun damage and the natural aging process. Often called the décolletage, the chest commonly develops wrinkles and thin, crepey skin over time. This is caused by a decrease in collagen production and less elasticity. Lines and wrinkles on the chest are especially common in women as a result of breast tissue pulling the skin. While it’s well-known that facial wrinkles can be minimized with certain products and treatments, many people may not realize their chest wrinkles can also be improved.

At the Dermlounge, our aesthetic professionals offer a variety of anti-aging treatments for the face, chest, hands, and other areas that can make a patient feel self-conscious. Those wanting to target their chest wrinkles may benefit from treatments such as laser therapy, chemical peels, filler injections, and medical-grade skin care products. Two of the most common solutions recommended for our patients tend to be fractional CO2 laser resurfacing and micropeels.

Our fractional CO2 laser technology creates microperforations in the skin to help stimulate the creation of new collagen. As more collagen is produced, skin tone and texture gradually improve to create a more youthful look. Micropeels, on the other hand, are a less invasive treatment that addresses the outer layer of skin. A superficial type of chemical peel, the micropeel can help brighten and smooth the outermost skin for a rejuvenated chest appearance.

The best treatment for wrinkling on your chest will ultimately depend on the extent of your needs and your aesthetic goals. When you come in for a consultation with one of our aesthetic professionals, they can help you find the most appropriate treatment option(s) for helping turn back the clock on your aging décolletage.

How Can Hyaluronic Acid Make Me Look Younger?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance that naturally occurs in the body to help tissues retain moisture. The skin contains a significant amount of the body’s hyaluronic acid, which binds to water and keeps skin hydrated. Although this substance is produced naturally by the body, the natural aging process and other factors—like sun damage, smoking, and pollution—can cause it to gradually be depleted. As this occurs, lines and wrinkles can become more pronounced due to the skin losing its youthful plumpness.

To help combat the gradual decrease of hyaluronic acid in our skin as we age, the substance can be taken as an oral supplement, applied topically, or injected into the skin. This ingredient has become an incredibly popular way to revitalize the skin through hydration. At the Dermlounge, our team offers professional-grade skin care products, such as the SkinMedica® HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator, to allow patients to work the anti-aging ingredient into their daily skin care regimen. For those wanting more significant improvement in their skin, dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® can be administered to help restore lost volume and smooth wrinkles in different facial areas. These injections can create a younger-looking facial appearance that lasts for several months.

To learn how hyaluronic acid can help you turn back the clock and rejuvenate your skin, please contact our team to schedule a consultation.

How Can I Get Fuller Lips Without Surgery?

Patients wanting larger, more shapely lips can achieve just this with lip augmentation using facial implants. However, not all patients want to undergo surgery to add volume to their lip appearance. With state-of-the-art injectable options, our team can help you achieve fuller lips without having to commit to surgery and its associated downtime.

At the Dermlounge, our aesthetic professionals offer lip augmentation using JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC. These injectables offer highly natural-looking lip plumping when administered by qualified and experienced professionals like our board-certified plastic surgeon and nurse practitioner. By carefully placing a very small amount of the selected formula into the target areas, our team can provide a subtle enhancement that makes your lips look fuller and more youthful.

Results from your treatment can last anywhere from 6 months to a year or more. With follow-up treatments, you can enjoy an even longer-lasting lip enhancement! Want to schedule a consultation to learn more? Contact us today!

DiamondGlow™ Now Available at the Dermlounge

Our team at the Dermlounge is thrilled to announce the newest addition to our collection of innovative skin care treatments—DiamondGlow. As a non-invasive treatment, DiamondGlow offers patients an effective way to improve skin tone and texture with minimal discomfort and no downtime. The DiamondGlow system uses a three-in-one technology that exfoliates dull skin cells, extracts clogged pores, and infuses specially formulated serums to promote cell renewal. It’s an exciting skin resurfacing treatment that provides immediate improvement in skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, acne, and dark spots. With the addition of serum infusion, which involves a blend carefully selected for your needs, patients can enjoy additional improvement in their skin over time.

DiamondGlow can enhance skin health and appearance for any skin tone or type. If you would like to learn if this treatment is right for you, please contact us to schedule an appointment. Our team will perform a skin evaluation to determine the best treatment option(s) for helping you realize your skin care goals. We look forward to helping you achieve a smooth, youthful-looking complexion that will help you glow from the inside-out.

How Can I Find a Skilled Provider for KYBELLA®?

ModelKYBELLA® is an exciting injectable treatment that can reduce excess fat underneath the chin—often referred to as a double chin. This procedure has continued to gain in popularity since its FDA approval in 2015. If you are unhappy with stubborn fat that is affecting the look your neck profile, you may be a good candidate for KYBELLA.

Just as you would want an experienced professional to administer dermal filler or BOTOX® injections, it is important to seek a skilled provider when considering KYBELLA. Although it is a generally straightforward treatment, receiving injections from an under-qualified professional may result in a less-than-satisfactory outcome and also increases your risk of complications or side effects.

Although the only professionals allowed to perform KYBELLA injections are those who have received the necessary training, it is a good idea to do your research to ensure you are being cared for by a provider who has been certified by Allergan®, the manufacturer of KYBELLA. When you consult with a professional, make sure they are knowledgeable about the KYBELLA procedure, and you feel comfortable with their skills.

If you have any questions about KYBELLA, or would like to schedule an appointment with our aesthetic professionals, please contact us today!