A double chin and flabby jowls does not necessarily come with age and these signs are usually recognised when one sees oneself in profile or in photographs.

Double chins or neck waddles are the result of excess fat or hanging loose skin or both. It is very important to make this distinction as it changes the strategy for what will be the most effective treatment.

In the younger patient, it may be a lot of extra fat and not so much extra skin. Older patients usually have a combination of loose skin and fat. At Skin Renewal we offer combinations of non surgical treatments that reduce fat cells and tighten skin such as Carboxytherapy, Titan, Velashape and Exilis Elite. The sooner these procedures are started to improve collagen levels and reduce fat, the better the long term outcome.

In men the double chin poses some different issues;

  • Men have more skin excess and the facelift incisions that are used in females have to be altered to account for the male beard pattern.
  • Men have a much greater tendency towards some relapse after facelift surgery due to their thicker and heavier skin.
  • Men also have a much greater aversion to major facelift surgery

The above problems in men would be better resolved by opting for non surgical alternative procedures

At Skin Renewal we offer traditional therapy (such as home prescriptives that include DMAE and Growth Factors that improve the quality of the skin in this area ) as well as recent advances such as Carboxytherapy, Titan®, Velashape, Lipodissolve, Mesotherapy and TriPollar to treat double chins. As each patient's case is different; we will tailor a treatment program specifically for you and your circumstances.

A highly professional team led by a medical doctor assesses every patient and an appropriate combination treatment together with long term maintenance program is recommended. Every client is provided with a fully customised solution dependant on expectations, budget, time and medical conditions. The sooner these procedures are started to improve collagen levels and decrease fat content in the problem areas, the better the long term outcome and anti ageing effects will be.

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Review -No pain, no gain!!
Reviewed on 25 September 2014 by Louisa Cloete

Liezel & Beverley - Excellent, so friendly, extremely helpful and professional!

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Review -Slender Wonder turned my life around
Reviewed on 20 July 2011 by Beryl Coetzee

At the beginning of July 2011, after suffering years of pain caused by a condition known as Polymyalgia, I came to hear of research that had been done by medical practitioners which was also being investigated by a clinic group known as Skin Renewal. I made enquiries and was advised to make an appointment with one of the doctors in attendance at one of the clinics in the Cape Town area. I did so and was referred to the clinic situated in the Willowbridge Shopping Centre. This turned out to be one of the wisest choices that I have ever made in my entire life.

My first appointment was with a most gracious and petite Dr Toni van der Merwe. After a fairly comprehensive question/answer examination, she had to drop the bombshell. This 162cm lump weighing 90kg was going to pose a problem and very kindly she told me that, unless I was prepared to get rid of a fair amount of weight, there would be no point in attempting to start treatment for Polymyalgia. This is where I was introduced to the Slender Wonder Programme.

Dr Van der Merwe pulled no punches when explaining to me exactly what this programme entailed. I was then required to take a firm decision as to whether or not I was prepared to go the whole way and to take my weight loss programme seriously. I took the decision to take it very seriously. I was weighed, measured and photographed and then given the opportunity to decide what I felt that I should weigh. I wasn’t too sure about what my weight should be, but decided what clothing size I would like to comfortably fit into. Dr Toni agreed with me that she felt the size I had chosen was probably correct and together we decided on an appropriate weight.

To cut a long story short, I reached my goal weight within a period of four months. When I had to return for my “after” photographs, Dr Toni was away on leave and I was then seen by Dr Dalize Willemse. Once again, a most pleasant consultation with a real professional, and just on two years later, even though I did have a slight relapse after the first year and gained six kilograms, by returning to the programme, have once again lost the excess weight and I am still on my goal weight.

The outstanding and professional treatment which I received from all the staff at this outstanding clinic and the results which have been obtained has absolutely turned my life around. I have a zest for life and cope pretty well with my hectic schedule. Even now, when I am in the Western Cape and happen to be at the Willowbridge Centre, I pop in to greet the staff and am greeted by them all by name and as though my presence has just made their day. Real professionals.

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