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Can Profound RF Help a Double Chin?

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The area under the chin tends to stubbornly hold on to fat, resulting in the appearance of what’s referred to as a “double chin.” There are several options when it comes to minimizing fat under the chin. Options range from injections to surgery, with Profound RF (a radiofrequency and microneedling device) being a great option for many. Read on to find out how it works. 

What Causes a Double Chin?

A double chin is often caused by excess fat in the area. This fat, called submental fat, can be the result of weight gain. The surrounding area sometimes plays a role as well; for example, a small amount of fat may not show up as a double chin on someone with a sharp jawline and strong chin, but that same amount of fat may show up as a double chin on someone with a smaller jawline and weaker chin. Aging can also play a role in making a double chin look more pronounced. This is due to skin laxity in the area caused by the slowed production of collagen and elastin. 

What Is Profound RF?

Profound RF is a tool that combines the use of radiofrequency and microneedling. The microneedles help deliver the radiofrequency into the deeper layers of the skin. Radiofrequency energy helps tighten skin and destroy fat cells. Besides delivering the radiofrequency energy deeper within the skin, microneedling also stimulates collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production in the treated area, helping skin rejuvenate these important components that are present in young skin .

How Can Profound RF Help a Double Chin?

Profound RF dermal handpiece delivers radiofrequency energy (RF) through microneedles that go parallel,(rather than perpendicular-like Morpheus or Potenza) . This allows it to tighten the skin better in 1 treatment than 3 treatments of other RF devices.   A different handpiece called SQ delivers RF to the subcutaneous fat under the chin, this helps destroy fat cells in the area. This can be done in just one session. 

When Are Results Visible after Profound RF?

It’s important to note that results will not be immediately visible. In fact, some swelling may be present for a few days after treatment, in addition to redness as the area heals. This is all normal. After about a week, some subtle changes should be visible. Over the next few months, results will become more and more apparent. The appearance of the area under the chin will continue to improve over the course of about 12 months as collagen production is ramped up.

Can a Double Chin Be Permanently Removed?

Whether it be Profound RF, injections, or even surgery, any procedure that targets a double chin is not permanent. Long-term results will depend on aftercare. In addition, weight gain at any point after a procedure will produce fat in the submental area. Finally, bodily changes due to aging can result in skin laxity, which can contribute to the appearance of a double chin. However, while no procedure is permanent, with good upkeep, Profound RF is very helpful at reducing the appearance of a double chin.
If you’re looking for a procedure to help with a double chin, contact our office. You can also learn more about the benefits of Profound RF.

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