As we age, the body slows its production of collagen and other vital substances that give the skin its structure. As the reserve tapers off, the skin gradually loses its elasticity and the skin begins to sag. A common concern among both men and women is the loss of definition in the jawline and a double chin. The combination of sagging skin and unwanted fat can add years to the appearance.
At Adonia Medical Clinic, Maida Vale, UK, we specialize in minimally and non-invasive facial rejuvenation techniques. For patients who would like to restore and improve the contours of the lower jaw and chin area, we recommend Silhouette Soft, a state-of-the-art lifting procedure.
Double Chin Treatment with Silhouette Soft, Adonia Medical Clinic, Paddington
Silhouette Soft is an innovative non-surgical treatment that gently lifts sagging skin. The procedure involves the insertion of an absorbable thread, called suspension sutures. Once in the skin, the suture adds structure and stimulates the production of new collagen. The regenerative process will continue over time and, eventually, the body will reabsorb the thread. Silhouette Soft can improve the overall contours of the face and can be used on the jawline, neck, cheeks and midface area, and eyebrows.
A Silhouette Soft treatment is done as an outpatient procedure. Because no incisions are made, general anesthesia is not necessary. At the start of the procedure, Dr. Ejikeme will administer a local anesthetic into the skin to ensure patient comfort. She will then insert the re-absorbable suture (thread) in the lower face and chin area, using a fine sterile needle. Once the thread is in place, Dr. Ejikeme gently places pressure on the skin to sculpt and lift the skin to the desired effect. When the lifting is complete, the ends of the thread are cut off. Depending on the overall condition of the skin, Dr. Ejikeme may apply additional sutures.
The procedure lasts for about an half an hour. Immediately after the procedure, patients may experience minor bruising or skin depressions. But these side effects are temporary and typically resolve themselves in a few days. If there is some swelling cold packs may be applied to the skin.
Recovery time is minimal, but some activities should be avoided for a couple of weeks, such as high impact sports. Dr. Ejikeme will advise on post-procedure care.
In many cases, fat removal is necessary to achieve optimal results. Both surgical (liposuction) and non-invasive techniques can be used to reduce fat pockets under the chin. Dr. Ejikeme can advise on the best way to address any excess fat in the chin area.
Your Double Chin Consultation at Adonia Medical Clinic, Central London
If you would like to improve the contours of your lower face, contact Adonia Medical Clinic for a consultation. Dr. Ejikeme and the team at Adonia Medical Clinic will work with you to develop a plan to achieve your aesthetic goals. With their expertise, you can realise a more sculpted jawline and improve the appearance of a double chin.