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Chin up, on the double

Published : Feb 20, 2018, 12:38 am IST
Updated : Feb 20, 2018, 12:38 am IST

Is baggy skin under you chin making you look older? Don’t fret as there are treatments in place to infuse youthfulness!

File picture of Kate Hudson used for representational purposes only.
 File picture of Kate Hudson used for representational purposes only.

A double chin is a saggy bulge around the real chin. It’s defined as a roll of fatty skin that is situated beneath your chin that makes it appear as if you have two chins. This can be caused as a part of the natural ageing process, as well as a response to weight fluctuation. Also, once a double chin appears it may be difficult to get rid of due to the fact that the skin is stretched, which causes a loss of elasticity. Celebrities like Kate Hudson, Sharon Stone, Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Hurley are some celebrities who have had to deal with double chins.

A double chin occurs when a subcutaneous sheet of fat around the neck sags and hangs from beneath the chin. A lot of people have a genetic predisposition to get a double chin. In most cases it is because of a combination of three things: fat accumulation, water retention and reduced muscle tone. A double chin may also be the consequence of the natural aging process. It is normal for your skin to loosen and to lose muscles as you age. Your chin also has muscles present, which can slacken and add to the risk of developing a double chin. All these factors are exacerbated by natural aging process.

UltraCel is an advanced treatment for non-surgical facelift and one of the most preferred non-surgical treatment for lower face sagging and double chin across the globe. UltraCel works on the principal of “High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HiFu) technology by selectively targeting the tissue beneath the skin such as SMAS (Superficial Musculo-Aponeorotic System), subcutaneous later and the muscles to cause “Tissue Tightening”, which gives a lifted face and contoured jaw-line.

One should get treated with all layers i.e. epidermis, dermis and SMAS layer effectively and that’s why it treats all layer effectively and plays vital role in such indication. One most appreciable thing about the device is that it does not have any downtime and we call it as lunch hour procedure.

A person can opt for Ultracel High Intensity focused ultrasound and radio frequency assisted tightening for collagen induction. Both of these treatments are non-invasive and do not require any external medicines to be injected in the skin.

People need four sessions of UltraCel with one month gap in between each session. Treatment takes upto 30 minutes and has minimal discomfort with no downtime. People can take this treatment in their lunch-break and resume their work immediately after the treatment. A complete treatment cycle of four sessions costs around Rs 25,000 plus applicable taxes.

—The writer is a Delhi-based dermatologist.

Tags: fatty skin, ultracel