A study performed by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery last year reported that 68% of people were concerned with the extra chin or neck fat. This common concern of many can lead to low self esteem and embarrassment. However, if you have a double chin, it may not be your fault. Among the many double chin causes are genetics and aging. And there’s more good news: there are a variety of solutions available to help improve the appearance of the chin, neck, and jaw line.
Most Common Double Chin Causes
As mentioned previously, aging is a big reason we develop double chins. As we age we lose muscle and the when the muscle under the chin weakens it can cause loose and sagging skin. Another of the numerous double chin causes is genetics. Some families have a hereditary predisposition. The primary culprit for double chins is excess fat. At the end of the day, the reason for excessive fat beneath the chin, known as submental fullness, does’t matter. What does matter is that your double chin causes you embarrassment, and you want to get rid of it. How do you get rid of that stubborn double chin? Find out below.
How to Get Rid of Your Double Chin
Kybella® Non-Surgical Double Chin Eliminator
Kybella® is an FDA approved injectable drug identical to deoxycholic acid a substance naturally found in our body that, when injected into the double chin causes the fat to be absorbed and eliminated by the body. Kybella® is manufactured from Allergan the same company that produces BOTOX® and Juvéderm®. Kybella® is precisely administered with a fine needle to the excess fat under the chin in a quick treatment. After Kybella® most patients experience swelling to the area that can last about week. The treatment is typically performed in a series of 2-4 treatments repeated every 4 weeks. Kybella® is non invasive and permanent fat reduction method that offers the added benefit of skin retraction for mild laxity. For those with moderate laxity other treatments such as ThermiRF which uses radiofrequency and Ultherapy that uses advanced ultrasound technology can be used in conjunction with Kybella® for skin tightening.
CoolMini by CoolSculpting for Double Chin Reduction
CoolSculpting is an efficacious treatment that has been around for over 10 years. Over 2 million treatments have been performed worldwide. CoolSculpting uses a technology called cryolipolysis in which fat cells are painlessly frozen, shattered, and permanently eliminated. The CoolMini applicator is placed directly under the chin suctioning in the tissue between cooling plates. The treatment in simple, painless, and only takes 45 minutes. There can be minor swelling after treatment which often resolves within a couple of days. A CoolMini treatment is typically performed in a series of 2 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart. Optimal results are seen a few months after treatment. CoolSculpting does not treat laxity so it can also be combined with skin tightening treatments if needed.
Liposuction is the gold standard method for fat reduction. It offers fast and permanent results. Liposuction can be performed in several methods including tumescent, laser, and wet. With all types of a small incision is made and a cannula is then inserted to break up the fat and suction it out. Liposuction offers patients fast and dramatic results with minimal downtime. The cost of liposuction is comparable to doing a series of non surgical treatments.
Ready to Get Rid of Your Double Chin?
If you are looking to permanently get rid of stubborn submental fat there are several effective treatments available including Kybella®, CoolSculpting, and liposuction. Depending on individual need, goals, and result expectations one of these methods may be the perfect treatment. A healthy diet and exercise can also help prevent and reduce a double chin. Complimentary consultations can be scheduled at (847)367-8815.