Patients are looking for nonsurgical, minimally invasive options to address excess fat under the chin and neck. A submental fat pad, or a double chin, can occur due to a variety of factors, including genetics, lifestyle habits, stress, and hormone imbalances, or simply because of the aging process. This excess fat is not correlated with body mass and can, in some cases, be resistant to diet and exercise, which makes it particularly frustrating for patients.
Injection lipolysis with phosphatidylcholine has become a popular treatment option for submental fat in the last several years, but many patients experience pain, edema, erythema and a stinging sensation after injection. Although these side effects are temporary, they can take up to three days to disappear.
Enzymatic therapy can be a highly effective and safe alternative, as it allows practitioners to perform tissue remodeling with minimal downtime and negligeable adverse side effects. In this article, I will break down how to use enzymes to treat the submental fat pad and discuss the boundaries of this approach.This is a sample article from The Aesthetic Guide.Become a free member of the AMS to access all digital issues.Continue reading here: The Aesthetic Guide#Injectables#OtherAestheticProcedures