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Double Chin
What Is a Double Chin?
A double chin, also known as submental fat, is that extra layer of fat that develops directly beneath the chin.

Double Chin

What Is a Double Chin?

A double chin, also known as submental fat, is that extra layer of fat that develops directly beneath the chin. Unwanted fullness in this area can be embarrassing for women and men. This excess fat can make us feel heavier, older and less attractive. Unfortunately, shedding fat in this area can be very difficult to do on your own.

This unwanted feature has a bothersome habit of being more noticeable in photos. Have you ever cringed when you saw a photo of yourself because of the double chin look? If you need help reducing fat in the submental area, Nouveau MedSpas can help.

What Causes a Double Chin?

Excess fat beneath the chin is often a result of genetics, weight gain or aging. It can be challenging to treat with diet and exercise alone; regardless of how healthy you might be, you can still struggle with double chin concerns.

How to Treat a Double Chin

Dr. Rubin provides SculpSure to address the under-chin area, offering a youthful jawline and neck that you can feel more confident about. The SculpSure laser system heats and melts away fat cells, and the damaged cells leave your body naturally. At our medspa in Gig Harbor, we employ SculpSure’s new applicator that is ideal for targeting submental fat, effectively giving you a more slender, youthful profile.


What Are Jowls?

The jowls are the areas of skin and tissue on the face that tend to sag below the chin and jawline. As we age, sagging jowls become more prominent.

What Causes Jowls?

Aging is a primary cause of jowls due to lost tissue elasticity and the effects of gravity over time. Genetic predisposition is also a common factor; you might be able to look at older family members to see what the future has in store for you. High levels of sun exposure and sudden weight loss can accelerate the existence of jowls.

A strong jawline is often one of the most attractive features in humans. Fortunately, this area of the jaw and neck can be sculpted and improved.

How to Treat Jowls

Chin and jaw augmentation is becoming increasingly popular, as many men and women want to balance out this area of the face. At Nouveau MedSpas, we rely on injectable dermal fillers and radiofrequency heating instead of invasive surgical options.

Dr. Rubin uses Radiesse to add volume to the jowl area. Radiesse is a versatile filler that can be used for soft tissue augmentation and bony augmentation. This means it can be injected deeper into your skin and closer to bone structure, giving your face and jawline a natural lift. TempSure Envi can also address drooping jowls. This treatment uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen and tighten your tissues along the jawline.

Neck Laxity

What Is Neck Laxity?

Neck laxity refers to the loosening or sagging of skin in the neck area, a common concern as individuals age. This concern often creates a “turkey neck” appearance, where the skin beneath the jawline and around the neck loses its firmness and elasticity, leading to a less defined and aged look.

What Causes Neck Laxity?

The skin of the neck is much thinner than the skin on your face and body. It stretches and is twisted a lot throughout the day. It’s also a forgotten area that doesn’t usually get as much sunscreen as other parts of the body. Given the amount of sun exposure and movement that your neck sees on a daily basis, it’s no surprise that the skin on your neck will eventually look much older than you feel.

How to Treat Neck Laxity

At Nouveau MedSpas, we use Potenza RF microneedling, Sculptra filler and Sculpsure laser to address neck laxity and revitalize this area. Potenza is often the go-to treatment for many patients facing neck laxity, as it leverages radiofrequency energy to stimulate the body’s natural collagen and elastin production for tighter, more youthful skin. On the other hand, Sculptra is an injectable that specifically targets laxity in the center of the neck by stimulating collagen to gradually restore fullness. With Sculptra, Dr. Rubin employs MD Codes, a strategic injection guide that enhances your positive features and addresses negative ones. Lastly, Sculpsure body contouring can address neck laxity using laser technology to diminish fat cells and tighten your skin.

Pebbly Chin

What Is a Pebbly Chin?

A pebbly chin, or orange peel chin, is defined as having a rough, pebble-like texture in the chin area. In some cases, a deep horizontal line will bisect this part of the face.

What Causes a Pebbly Chin?

A bumpy, uneven chin can be caused by excessive flexing of the mentalis muscle, which covers the majority of the chin. Volume loss in the chin can also contribute to this issue, with the mentalis muscle creating a rippled effect.

How to Treat a Pebbly Chin

A pebbly chin can be easily treated with BOTOX Cosmetic or Xeomin injections. Both treatments work to relax the mentalis muscle and the other muscles in the area that cause an uneven appearance. A few drops of either neuromodulator can be injected into the chin to give you a smoother chin contour.

Pointy Chin

What Is a Pointy Chin?

A pointy chin, also known as a witchy chin, refers to a chin that progressively sharpens and extends into a pronounced, tapered point over time. If the corners of your mouth start to droop and your jowls begin to sag, a pointy chin may appear more prominent.

The aging process can be very unkind to multiple facial areas, and the chin is no exception; many patients notice their chin becoming more angular in their 40s and 50s. Addressing this concern is often a priority for male patients seeking a more youthful facial contour.

What Causes a Pointy Chin?

A pointy chin may develop due to a loss of fat and collagen between the lower lip and the end of the chin. As these facial tissues experience volume loss, there is a deepening of the chin crease and depressions in the lower face surrounding the chin. These factors further contribute to the appearance of a pointy chin.

How to Treat a Pointy Chin

Since a pointy chin is due to volume loss, injectable fillers can address this concern by restoring plumpness to the lower part of the face. At Nouveau MedSpas, we use Revanesse Versa, a hyaluronic acid filler, to reshape the chin. Versa can be injected deep into the skin to address moderate to severe wrinkles and volume loss with long-lasting results.

*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed

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