Submental fat, which forms under the chin, can result from various factors. Obesity is often the leading cause in the development of submental fat, but it can also arise when your weight is at a healthy level.
As you age, your skin loses its elasticity and becomes looser, especially on the face. This loose skin has a tendency to hang, and when there are pockets of fat in the area, they sag with the skin. This combination creates submental fat, also known as a double chin.
At Hera Healthcare, Dr. Cernaianu uses the state-of-the-art SculpSure to eliminate submental fat from your chin. This innovative device uses safe and effective laser energy to permanently destroy unwanted fat cells.
This FDA-approved procedure uses laser light energy to target your fat cells, increase their internal temperature, and damage their structural integrity. This damage leads to the eventual death of your fat cells, which your body then naturally removes, leaving you with a smoother, more contoured chin and profile.
To start your SculpSure treatment, Dr. Cernaianu or one of her team fits you with the SculpSure applicator belt and secures it in place. They snap the SculpSure device into the belt and turn on the machine.
You may notice a cooling sensation on the surface of your skin that remains throughout the treatment. This protects your skin from damage and reduces any chance of discomfort. A deep warming sensation cycles on and off, which occurs when the laser penetrates your fat cells.
During the 25-minute procedure you can rest, read a book, or play on your phone. Once the treatment’s complete, Dr. Cernaianu removes the device and applicator belt, and you’re free to leave. There are no restrictions or downtime required.
You may begin to notice the preliminary results from your fat reduction treatment in about six weeks. Maximum benefits occur around 12 weeks. To get optimal results, Dr. Cernaianu often recommends more than one submental treatment.
If you’re tired of your double chin, eliminate it with the help of Dr. Cernaianu and the team at Hera Healthcare. Call the office today, or go online to book your initial consultation and see what SculpSure can do for you.
Nitronox analgesia to reduce discomfort is now offered free of charge for aesthetic procures.
We accept all major insurance PPO plans and Medicare. Please contact the office for any additional insurance information.
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