Have you ever looked at a picture of yourself and been unhappy about seeing your double chin? We understand that a double chin can make you feel incredibly self-conscious. You may not even want to have your picture taken.
You can also feel hopeless since it may seem impossible to get rid of your double chin. Unfortunately, chin exercises are usually not enough to truly address the issue. But don’t worry! There are actually several treatment options available to address a double chin.
What Causes a Double Chin
Many different factors can contribute to a double chin, and sometimes the reason is a combination of these causes.
One common cause of a double chin is excess weight. If you have gained some weight, fat can accumulate under the chin. This is a very common cause of a double chin, and even if you are comfortable with your body shape, you may be self-conscious about your chin.
Unfortunately, even if you manage to lose weight, the skin under the chin may be looser, and you may not be able to easily lose your double chin. In addition, loose skin can also be caused by age. As we age, our skin loses its natural elasticity. This is normal, and regrettably, a double chin can be the result.
Our genes contribute a lot to our appearance. Some people are simply more susceptible to developing a double chin due to genetics. If a double chin runs in your family, you are more likely to have one yourself.
Ways to Treat a Double Chin
The good news is that you have options. In fact, there are several ways to effectively treat a double chin. Here are some of your double chin treatment choices.
Kybella is a simple injection that breaks down fatty tissue using a naturally occurring molecule called deoxycholic acid. This molecule is safe and effective at treating the fat that causes a double chin. It breaks down the fat cells in the treatment area so they can be reabsorbed and removed by the body. The procedure is quick, and typically just 2-4 treatments can achieve noticeable results. The best part? Results are permanent.
Depending on the severity of your double chin, liposuction may be the more effective option. Liposuction is a common procedure to surgically remove fat. Sedation is optional, and a local anesthetic is used. The procedure is surprisingly quick. It usually takes only about 30 minutes. Although liposuction does require a couple of days of downtime afterward. Chin liposuction provides long-lasting, dramatic results and can even be combined with laser treatments to not only remove fat but tighten the skin as well.
Skin Tightening with Venus Legacy
There are many different types of energy-based treatments that target loose skin. One effective option is Venus Legacy. This state-of-the-art treatment combines two types of energy for effective skin tightening. Venus Legacy utilizes both Multi-Polar Radio Frequency energy and Pules Electro Magnetic Fields to deliver heat energy into the deep layers of the skin. This treatment is painless, non-invasive, and effective at tightening skin on multiple areas of the body, including the chin and neck.
Sometimes the issue is not so much a double chin as a “weak chin.” One strategy is to utilize fillers to minimize the look of excess skin or fat in the neck region by adding shape to the chin itself.
Which Double Chin Treatment is Right for Me?
You have many options when it comes to losing your double chin. Your personal goals, preferences, and physiology will be important to determine which is right for you. Our office is experienced in evaluating and administering these effective double chin treatments. Schedule a consultation today to talk about which option is best for you.