Body contouring is a fast and effective surgical and non-surgical procedure that removes fat and improves the appearance of a person. An extra layer of fat that is deposited under the chin causes a double chin. Several factors contribute to a person developing a double chin. Knowing what these factors are and how they affect individuals can aid in preventing and controlling double chins.
- Diet and weight – A diet with processed foods, unhealthy fats, and high in calories can cause a person to gain weight and develop a double chin.
- Heredity – Genetics also play a major role in a person developing a double chin. People who have skin with little elasticity are more prone to developing a double chin. Anyone with the family history of little elasticity skin is more prone to developing a double chin.
- Age – The skin also tends to lose elasticity as a person gets older; that’s what makes the person more susceptible to developing a double chin.
- Posture – The skin around the neck can lose its elasticity when a person has poor posture. Having poor posture can weaken the neck muscles making it easier to develop a double chin.
How to treat double chin?
There are several natural ways of treating a double chin. Exercise is one of the safest, cheapest, and most effective ways of improving the appearance of double chins. By targeting the muscles of the neck when exercising, a person can improve the elasticity of their skin and reduce the effects and appearance of a double chin. Gum chewing it’s also another tested method that exercises the muscles of the neck, jaw, and face. Having a proper diet can reduce the appearance of a double chin and reducing calories and losing weight can make the jawline and neck look slender.
If all these options don’t work for you and you’ve reached a point where you are still bothered by the appearance of a of your chin, body contouring maybe is the best idea. Body sculpting treatment is a fast and effective way of improving the appearance of a person. The range of body contouring treatments includes liposuction, kybella, CoolSculpting, Mesotherapy, Sculpsure, botox, facelift, and radiofrequency tightening.
Liposuction may be the best method for removing a double chin when removing large amounts of fat tissues under the neck. Inserting a thin needle into a small incision of the skin does liposuction, and then the fat is carefully removed from the neck. Today liposuction methods have improved drastically. The procedure can be done with a smaller needle and without anesthesia. While liposuction it’s an excellent body contouring treatment, it does not enhance the elasticity of the skin.
Kybella is one of the best body contouring treatments for double chins. Kybella is an FDA-approved drug which is injected into strategic areas of the skin to dissolve fats with little to no downtime. It contains a molecule called deoxycholic acid that occurs naturally in the body and promotes the breakdown and absorption of fats. Each treatment involves up to 50 injections of the drug into the affected area. Once a person gets Kybella injections, the fat cells in the area die, and the area is no more susceptible to fats.
Coolsculpting is another great option for destroying fat. It’s a non-invasive procedure which uses controlled cooling to target areas and destroys fat cells without causing any major damage. On average around 20% of fat cells are targeted and treated per session. Coolsculpting can also be done in larger areas of the body such as the stomach, thighs, and in any area that can easily develop fat. This treatment is currently rated as one of the best body contouring treatments.
Mesotherapy is a body sculpting treatment that involves injecting compounds that dissolve fat into the chin. The process may take over a hundred injections and up to six months. Injections should be targeted correctly. Otherwise, there’s a possibility of hitting a nerve that can eventually cause nerve damage.
Sculpsure is an FDA approved body contouring treatment that can improve the appearance of a double chin. The Sculpture is a laser treatment that destroys fat cells at targeted areas. This treatment has long been approved for use on other body parts, but it was recently approved by the FDA for the chin as well. With sculpsure a wand is used to dissolve the fat areas on the chin.
The wand uses laser energy which makes the skin feel warm and tingly. This technology is considered to be the best body contouring treatment. It is capable enough to dissolve into deeper layers of the skin to dissolve fat that is eventually eliminated by the body’s natural waste systems.
Botox techniques can be utilized to reduce the look of muscle pulling down your face to give the face a much slender look and better contour. Pain with this treatment lasts for about 15 minutes, with results showing almost immediately afterward.
Another way to get rid of a double chin is to use fillers. Fillers help provide strength to the jawline on people with reduced muscle and skin elasticity. Advanced cosmetic injectors such as Restylane, sculptra, voluma, and radiesse are used in this treatment. Areas of the jawline can be sculpted and redefined in less than 45 minutes.
In this procedure, people are usually asleep under general anesthesia. Doctors then perform a surgery that removes loose saggy skin and fat around the neck and chin. This helps get rid of a double chin.
Radio frequency Tightening
Radio frequency tightening improves the general appearance and elasticity of the skin. This treatment involves heating up collagen in order to stimulate the production of new collagen that is tighter and enables a more defined jawline.
The aforementioned body sculpting treatments provide fast results in very little to no downtime. To maintain these results, a healthy lifestyle, which includes a healthy diet and physical exercise, would promote the effects all the treatments to last. The double chin may come back if a person gains a lot of weight, thus gaining fat back in those unwanted areas.