5 BEST DOUBLE CHIN TREATMENTS
Each day we rise and look in the mirror at our faces and often find imperfections.
In our technological world, we may ask ourselves, “What can be done to improve what others see when they look at me?”
It’s hard to accept, but we are often more self-critical of ourselves than others are of us. One imperfection that some of us struggle with is a “double chin”.
WHAT IS A DOUBLE CHIN?
A “double chin” is an excess of fat that lies beneath the chin between the pointy part of your chin and the base of your neck.
This excess fat makes your neck appear larger. It can also add years to your look. Many of us carry excess fat on our chins and necks. Some of us even lose our jawline altogether because of the extra fat.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF A DOUBLE CHIN?
The reasons many of us develop a double chin are mostly straightforward. Here are the top reasons you may have a double chin:
For most of us, a double chin results from being slightly overweight to grossly obese.
A double chin itself is primarily a cosmetic issue, but the primary cause can cause serious health issues.
As an example, obesity, which is the primary cause of a double chin, can be linked to multiple health issues, which include a higher mortality rate, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and many more health concerns.
There are also other causes besides obesity for double chins.
Genetics can play a part in the cause of double chin. Some individuals end up with a strong or soft jawline thanks to their genetics.
Even normal-weight and thin people can have a double chin caused by a lack of muscle density, which can result in higher body fat. As we age, we look at muscle and muscle tone. This aging process will normally result in sagging skin caused by a higher fat-to-muscle ratio from muscle loss. Exercise and diet can delay this process but not prevent it.
DOUBLE CHIN NON-SURGICAL TREATMENTS
There are five (5) minimally invasive or non-invasive surgical treatments we recommend at Sandia Skin + Face. Let’s go through each one at a time.
1. SEMAGLUTIDE (WEIGHT LOSS)
As being overweight is the largest cause of a double chin, semaglutide is a once-a-week injection via a small needle into the upper arm, thigh, or stomach that helps many lose weight.
Two things happen in our body after a semaglutide injection. The first is a reduction in hunger which is due to delayed gastric emptying, and the second is increased insulin sensitivity. Together, this helps take off the weight.
Side effects of taking semaglutide can include anxiety, GI issues, an upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting. However, most people have little to no side effects, particularly if they start with a small dose. The FDA indicated that adults taking semaglutide injections lost an average of 20% of their body weight.
2. VOLUX JAWLINE FILLER
JUVÉDERM® VOLUX™ XC is the first FDA-approved HA (hyaluronic acid) injectable for jawline contouring, which includes double chin reduction.
VOLUX™ jawline filler offers a host of benefits that make it an attractive option.
The effects of jawline fillers can last for several months or even years (12 to 48 months), depending on individual factors. These non-permanent results make it an excellent choice for those who do not want a surgical treatment.
3. SKINTYTE INFRARED ENERGY
SkinTyte is an advanced skin-tightening treatment that uses the power of broadband light (BBL) to boost collagen production and provide a natural-looking outcome.
SkinTyte uses gentle infrared energy to tighten the neck, thereby reducing your double chin.
BBL uses visible light therapy, a solely non-ablative (non-laser) treatment. Pulses of controlled, high-intensity infrared light gently heat your skin’s layers, resulting in the body’s natural healing process starting.
During the healing process, fibroblasts create more collagen. This collagen then builds a fresh framework of cells to support your skin, helping you achieve a tighter, younger look.
We typically recommend that our patients complete a series of six SkinTyte treatments to achieve the best results.
A single SkinTyte treatment only takes about 35 to 40 minutes, depending on your treatment area(s).
SkinTyte is virtually painless for most people. Some may notice mild discomfort, such as a warming sensation, during the procedure. SkinTyte infrared technology allows the tightening of your skin without any downtime.
4. RF MICRONEEDLING
RF (radio frequency) microneedling energy heats the deep layers of your skin to damage your unwanted fat cells.
As the fat cells are damaged, they die and, over time, are absorbed and removed by the body naturally. RF microneedling precisely targets the cells just below the surface while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.
The number of sessions needed depends on your goals and the severity of your double chin. Most patients see ideal results after three to four sessions spaced about four weeks apart.
With RF microneedling, once the fat cells are destroyed, they are gone. However, it is possible for any remaining fat cells to grow if you gain weight. At Sandia Skin + Face, we offer a successful treatment package of three RF microneedling treatments for patients with a double chin. Patients have seen their jawline tighten by as much as 4mm per year.
5. SUBMENTAL LIPOSUCTION
Submental liposuction is best for patients with a fatty double chin or heavy neck area. For these patients, submental liposuction can have truly remarkable results.
However, patients with loose skin or minimal chin fat would likely benefit from an alternative treatment. During your initial consultation, we will help you know which treatment options are right for you.
The minimally invasive surgery usually requires one tiny incision in your chin area. Using these tiny incisions, we can refine and sculpt your chin and neck to minimize a double chin.
The submental liposuction procedure is done using local anesthesia.
In most cases, the submental liposuction double chin surgery can be completed in about an hour. You will be able to go home shortly after the treatment is over. Most patients will completely recover from the procedure within 3 to 5 days but avoid strenuous activity for 2 to 3 weeks until all swelling is gone.
DOUBLE CHIN SURGICAL TREATMENTS
We may determine that you are not an ideal candidate for our 5 Best Double Chin Treatments. We may determine that for you, a surgical treatment for your double chin is more likely to give you the results you seek.
There are two other surgical options you might consider:
Our business partner, Dr. Eric Tuggle, offers these treatment options. Tap the text link associated with each of the three surgical treatment options to learn more.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR DOUBLE CHIN TREATMENT?
The ideal candidate for double chin reduction is a person with good overall health, good skin tone, and realistic expectations of the result.
If you’re bothered by stubborn fat beneath your chin and seeking an effective solution for a more refined appearance, you might be an excellent fit for one or more of our double chin reduction procedures.
CONCLUSION: 5 BEST DOUBLE CHIN TREATMENTS
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