A sagging chin or poorly defined jawline is a common complaint among men and women. It can impact the appearance of the facial profile and is something that many individuals feel self-conscious about. With increasing video calls, where the jawline becomes prominent, there has been an increase in people searching for ways to reduce the appearance of sagging skin around the chin.
Fortunately, their facial profile and enjoy a tight, smooth jawline once again. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to this problem, and your practitioner should tailor treatment to your unique profile. But, two common treatment options are chin liposuction and microneedling. In this article, we compare these two aesthetic treatments to help you understand which is right for you.
Before determining the best treatment for your chin area, it is important to understand what could be causing your issue. The neck is prone to showing signs of ageing. Over time, the skin in the chin area can come loose and wrinkled.
Many people focus heavily on the skincare routine for their face but forget to give the same care and attention to the neck and jawline. These areas are subjected to the exact daily tolls as the face. As a result, should be cared for in the same way. Failing to apply SPF and adequate moisturiser to the skin on the neck and jawline can cause the skin to become damaged, leading to sagging and signs of ageing.
Over time, gravity naturally causes the skin in the face and neck to sag, collecting around the jawline. For some individuals, even the most rigorous skincare routine will not prevent the skin on the neck from drooping and sagging over time. It is a completely natural and normal part of ageing, but it can still cause some people distress and self-confidence concerns.
In addition to being prone to ageing skin, the jaw and neck is also a common area for stubborn fat to store. Many individuals find that excess fat cells can build up under the chin and neck, causing a ‘double chin’. For some, no amount of diet or exercise will combat these fatty deposits, making them a difficult area to tackle naturally.
Liposuction is a medical procedure that removes unwanted fat cells from the body. With traditional liposuction treatments it is a major surgery that requires incisions, general anaesthetic, and lengthy recovery times. New technologies have led to a rise in minimally invasive treatment options, and VASER liposuction has become a popular choice for treating the chin. VASER Lipo uses targeted ultrasound technology to remove selected fat cells and reshape the area.
When it comes to chin liposuction, VASER is one of the best options available. It is delicate enough to work on small areas of fat, such as under the chin, and offers incredible results. During treatment, the area is filled with local anaesthetic and saline solution through tiny incisions. This mixture works to numb the area and minimise the blood vessels, which reduces the risk of bruising and blood loss.
The precise VASER Lipo probe is then used to emit ultrasound energy which emulsifies the fat cells in the chin. After this, the liquified fat is carefully removed using an aspiration process, and the area is sculpted using specific suction cannulas.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that can be used to combat signs of ageing. This cosmetic procedure has become extremely popular in recent years and delivers many benefits to the complexion. A lot of people choose microneedling for treating the neck and jawline, and in some cases, it can help minimise the appearance of sagging skin around the chin.
Microneedling uses tiny needles to prick the skin, causing the body to naturally heal these blemishes. This encourages the production of new collagen, which can work to diminish signs of ageing, such as wrinkles or sagging.
The concept of microneedling has also been used in conjunction with other aesthetic treatments, leading to solutions such as INTRAcel. INTRAcel is an impressive skin rejuvenation treatment that targets the production of collagen and tightens the skin.
This treatment uses a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency technology in order to reduce sagging skin and tackle fine lines and wrinkles. During treatment, tiny insulated needles are used to penetrate into the dermis layer of the skin, activating the body’s natural healing process. This leaves the skin tight, smooth and rejuvenated.
Both of these aesthetic treatment options can be used to treat the chin area and jawline. These two treatments offer different results and tackle different problems, so it is important to choose the solution that tackles the cause of your chin concerns.
If your sagging chin is caused by excess, stubborn fat in the area, then VASER Liposuction is likely to be the perfect solution. However, if your chin concerns are related to ageing or sagging skin, INTRAcel and microneedling is a better choice for you.
Choosing microneedling treatments when your sagging chin is caused by stubborn fat will not solve the issue, as the fat cells will need to be removed first. For some individuals, combining the two treatments is the best way forward. In some cases, VASER Lipo can leave the skin still sagging in the chin area, especially if a large amount of stubborn fat has been removed. INTRAcel can then also be used to tighten the skin and leave the chin smooth and taut.
At Hans Place, we are specialists in treating sagging skin around the jawline and double chins. Our team can help advise on the best treatment option for your unique body and talk you through how the treatment works and the results you can expect.
If you are still unsure if chin liposuction or microneedling is the best solution for you, then contact us today. We can arrange a free consultation, giving you the chance to ask any questions you may have and seek advice from our experts.