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Loose skin and an accumulation of fat under the chin is more commonly referred to as having a double chin. Ageing and weight gain can affect the area with many men and women seeking a more streamlined jaw to reduce jowls and laxity under the chin area. Skin tightening and fat reduction treatments, both surgical and non-surgical, exist to reduce the appearance of a double chin.
Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive fat removal procedure. It involves the cooling of subcutaneous fat cells, which induces lipolysis, the breaking down of the fat cells, without damaging any of the surrounding tissues or the skin.
Chin Surgery or Genioplasty refers to cosmetic surgery operations that aim to improve the appearance of a person`s chin.
Laser Lipolysis, currently available using mainly the Smartlipo laser, is a minimally invasive way of removing small localised fat deposits which are resistant to diet or exercise.
Liposuction (also called lipoplasty, liposculpture or lipectomy) is a surgical technique for removing specific areas of stubborn fat that do not respond to a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Lipotherapy or Injection Lipolysis treatment involves the use of an injectable solution to break down stubborn areas of fat, which are then eliminated through the body`s own lymphatic system. Products include Aqualyx.
RF energy is able to penetrate deep into the skin and affect the deeper dermis and subcutaneous layers, causing tightening and improvements to the underlying tissue structure for facial rejuvenation.
Ultrasonic skin tightening, introduced with a device called Ultherapy, is a non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses micro-focused ultrasound waves to stimulate collagen production, resulting in an uplifted effect to the face and neck.
AQUALYX™ is an injectable treatment of deoxycholate solution (containing deoxycholic acid) which is being marketed for ‘Aqualysis’ or ‘Aquaplasty’ treatment as a means of body contouring.
Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL™) using the BodyTite™ device from Invasix Ltd provides minimally invasive body tightening and skin contraction.
CoolSculpting® is a cryolipolysis (cryolysis), or fat freezing device, and concept trademarked by Zeltiq Aesthetics Ltd used to reduce fat in specific areas of the body, such as on the abdomen, back, thighs, hips, legs, arms and chin.
Designed to treat the fat of multiple body areas through a controlled cooling system. cooltech has different handpieces in order to adapt the device to all body areas achieving the full body contouring treatment.
LipoContrast® from the Spanish company CLINIPRO is a revolutionary thermal shock treatment for the reduction of fat. It works by a process called thermal contrast lipolysis which uses a combination of hot and cold temperatures to target fat cells.
LipoGlaze™ was introduced into the UK marketplace by LoveLite UK (now Amabelle UK Ltd) in 2011. It uses a fat freezing or cryolipolysis technique for non-invasive fat removal and body contouring.
The Osyris Pharaon Lipo® Laser device utilises the most powerful Diode Laser for laser-assisted liposculpture or laser lipolysis treatment to remove stubborn areas of fat.
SculpSure, developed by Cynosure offers non-invasive lipolysis (fat reduction) of the abdomen and flanks. It uses state of the art technology called hyperthermic laser treatment.
The Smart Lipo device from the Italian company Deka uses a 1064 nm Nd:YAG pulsed laser system to break down fat by laser-assisted liposculpture or laser lipolysis (Laserlipolisi) treatment.
Ultherapy is marketed for ultrasonic skin tightening using high intensity focused ultrasound to tighten and tone loose skin on the face and neck.
VASER Lipo is a liposuction procedure performed using the VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) device, which uses ultrasound energy for a treatment known as Liposelection.