At Dr Haus Dermatology Clinic in London we regularly treat women and men who are concerned by sudden changes to the skin on their neck and lower face.
Below are some of the best in-class, non-surgical treatments that can improve a sagging neck or double chin.
Radiofrequency Skin Tightening is popular because visible improvement can usually be noticed after the first treatment but a course of treatments is always needed for best long term improvement. Radiofrequency works by sending a narrow beam of energy deep into the skin to address the early signs of loose or sagging skin.
Ultherapy uses micro-focussed ultrasound energy to stimulate the regrowth of collagen and elastin, to give a lifting effect that is visible on the surface of the skin. Ultherapy is sometimes called a non-surgical facelift due to the lifting effect that can be achieved. In our experience Ultherapy is the best treatment for sagging neck and jowls. Ultherapy will lift and tighten jowls to provide contour and definition in the lower face area.
Typically only one or two treatments with Ultherapy will be necessary, and the best results will then appear gradually after two to six months. Our clinic’s founder, Dermatologist Dr Ariel Haus, has been named as an Ultherapy UK expert.
You can also read one of our patients’ own Ultherapy treatment experience and see their before and after photos here.
Before and 6 months After Ultherapy
For double chin removal, we recommend CoolSculpting with the CoolMini Applicator. This is a specially designed device that fits neatly on the sensitive area underneath the chin. Usually, only 1 or a maximum of 2 CoolMini treatments will be required, to remove fat in a double chin with each treatment being less than an hour. CoolMini uses controlled cooling to freeze the fat cells leading to a process known as adiposis, which in effect is the death of the fat cells.
The results of CoolSculpting will usually be seen about 2 to 4 months after the treatment and a typical patient should expect to see a reduction in the size of their double chin of between 20-25% after 1 treatment.
Ultherapy and CoolSculpting are both FDA approved and extremely popular non-surgical treatments. By October 2020 more than 1.5 million Ultherapy treatments had been performed worldwide and over 7 million CoolSculpting treatments have been carried out.
So if you are seeking a proven treatment for lifting the skin in the lower face and neck, or removing a double chin, we offer a number of options that do not involve any surgery, cutting of the skin or injections. Contact us for a complimentary assessment with an experienced nurse or practitioner to find out if these treatments might be right for you.
Under the chin is another triangular-shaped area, called the sub-mental. Sub-mental fat plays an important role in the appearance of a youthful-looking neck, but it is also prone to a condition which in medical terms is known as ‘sub-mental fullness’. In plain English, sub-mental fullness is called a double chin!
It may be caused by ageing, genetics, hereditary factors (e.g. one or both of your parents had a double chin) or else weight gain. Sometimes when people describe themselves as having excessive neck fat, what they are really talking about is a double chin.
During training, dermatologists are taught to think of the lower face as resembling a triangle. In a younger person the triangle appears upside down, so that the base of the triangle would go from cheek to cheek and the pointy top would face down toward the chin.
Unfortunately this all starts to change when a person is in their mid to late 30’s and the body produces less new collagen and elastin. At that age the triangle becomes reversed so that the pointy top bit is up near the nose and the base is positioned over the lower half of the face. By this age, sagging skin starts to make the lower half of the face appear wider.
However, something else can happen to the lower face. Chin fat can appear. Fat under the chin is particularly difficult, if not impossible, to remove with diet or exercise alone.
Dr Haus Dermatology is an established Dermatology Clinic located at 75 Harley Street in London. Our clinic is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator for all health and social care services in England.
Our expert team consists of Dermatologists, Nurses and Clinical Practitioners and they have been performing all of the treatments discussed here for many years.
If you would like to improve the appearance of loose, saggy skin around your jowls and neck, or to remove stubborn chin fat, then we offer complimentary and no obligation assessments with a Nurse and Clinical Practitioner.
You may use this link to contact us and make an appointment today for a complimentary assessment.
Alternatively you may also telephone us on 0207 935 6358 and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have about the treatments covered above. We look forward to hearing from you.