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Dr. Ross was quoted in the New Beauty’s January 2020 article!

by Tatiana Bido. Why Chin Filler Is the Hottest Face Sculpting Treatment Right Now. If you feel like everyone and their mom is getting a smidge of filler in their chins, you’re not wrong. You can count me as everyone and I’m someone’s mom, so I fit in both categories.

When I first tried it three years ago, I thought, “why not?” I never thought I had a weak chin, but once the filler was placed, I was instantly hooked. It gave my lower face a nice endpoint, and although the difference is mere millimeters, I could really see it. Now, chin filler is trending and the lower face is getting as much attention as the cheeks. To get to the bottom of this phenomenon, we asked the pros why chins are so hot and who should jump on the strong profile bandwagon.

Why Chins, Why Now?
According to West Palm Beach, FL dermatologist Kenneth R. Beer, MD, the chin was once a commonly missed area. “We wrote a big article and poster presentation about injecting the chins. I’ve been doing it for years and years and years, and it was just published and discussed in one of the big dermatology meetings so now everyone is seeing how beneficial it is,” says Dr. Beer. “A little bit of botulinum toxin and a little bit of filler in the chin will help give better definition in the lower third of the face and help create the ideal heart-shaped face.”

Which Filler Works Best?
“I prefer to use a thicker hyaluronic acid filler with a high G prime number like Juvéderm Voluma or Restylane Lyft,” says Birmingham, AL dermatologist Corey Hartman, MD. “These fillers provide maximum lift and the longest duration. They are also best used when placed deep on the bone to mimic the structural support of the bone and to provide the best projection and elongation. Sculptra is also a wise choice if the patient is okay with gradual improvement over time.”

Beverly Hills, CA plastic surgeon Andrew Ordon, MD says he uses longer-lasting options. “To add projection and volume to the chin, I inject either fat or Radiesse, a filler made of calcium hydroxylapatite which is found in bone and joints.”

The Best Candidates

So, who should try it? “Individuals who have facial asymmetry either caused by a recessive chin or aging process,” says Greenwich, CT dermatologist Mitchell Ross, MD. “Aging leads to collagen, bone and muscle loss. But I would avoid against it if the patient already has an implant, depending on material that was used.”

If you’ve been thinking about trying it, these doctors agree that now is the time. As Dr. Hartman says, “If 2019 was the year of the jawline, then 2020 is definitely the year of the chin!”

Male patient receiving an Emsculpt NEO treatment to the abdominal area.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can EMSCULPT NEO do for me?

EMSCULPT NEO is an amazing noninvasive body sculpting treatment. It’s perfect for patients who are looking to get summer body ready! With this state-of-the-art, two-in-one technology, you build muscle and burn fat at the same time! This treatment provides a 30% reduction in subcutaneous fat and 25% growth in muscle on the treated area after a recommended number of treatments.

How does EMSCULPT NEO work?

While you lie down and relax, EMSCULPT NEO sends high-intensity energies deep below your skin, making your muscles contract in a big way that is like doing thousands of crunches or squats in a few minutes. While your muscles are contracting, the energy from the applicator simultaneously sends warmth to your fat cells, heating them up to the point of destruction. So you build real muscle from the contractions while destroying fat cells that are later naturally eliminated by your body.

How many EMCULPT NEO treatments will I need?

The recommended treatment plan is 4-6 treatments, one week apart. Depending on the patient, you may see improvement in your muscle tone, core strength and posture within a few weeks. And you’ll see fat reduction continue for about 12 weeks after your last treatment.

Are there any patients for whom you do not recommend EMSCULPT NEO?

EMSCULPT NEO is great because it has been shown to be safe and approved for all body and skin types. Contraindications include hernia, recent surgery, and pregnancy, so if a patient has any of these conditions, they should wait until they don’t to get EMSCULPT NEO.

What is the difference between CoolSculpting and EMSCULPT NEO?

CoolSculpting is a well-known treatment that is excellent for reducing unwanted fat in targeted areas. EMSCULPT NEO also reduces fat, but it has the benefit of building muscle, which is what its predecessor EMSCULPT was made to do.

Which treatment you choose depends on what your body needs and your personal goals. If you have great muscle tone and only need to get rid of some extra fat in a specific area like your abdomen or below your chin, CoolSculpting is an excellent option. But if you have loss of muscle tone and need more of a lift or tightening to a certain area like your abs or butt, EMSCULPT NEO is your two-in-one solution.

What is your favorite thing about EMSCULPT NEO?

Not only is this treatment super convenient with one treatment lasting only 30 minutes, but there is also no downtime! Patients can go about their day as they normally would immediately after their visit.

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