A double chin comes about when a fat layer forms underneath your chin. While it may appear harmless at the early stages, it finally results in an unbalanced face. Consequently, you may lose your confidence, especially when it comes to expressing your emotions, such as when laughing or speaking.
What causes a double chin, and once it’s there, how can you get rid of it?
The double chin is mostly related to weight gain. However, you don’t need to be overweight to get one. Genetics, as well as saggy skin resulting from the aging process, can also lead to a double chin.
The common signs of this condition include:
- A thick layer of fat underneath your chin
- Appears like a second chin when you speak or laugh
- Looks slightly larger than your real chin when you bend down
A double chin can be difficult to shed. While dieting and exercise can help you lose weight, they might not be sufficient. Some people are genetically prone to storing fat reserves underneath their chin. Consequently, no amount of diet and exercise can eliminate double chins for good.
While facing the knife was the viable solution a few years ago, you can now eliminate unwanted double chins for good without surgery. Thanks to the nonsurgical alternatives that have emerged in the recent past, here are alternatives you may consider:
SculpSure® is an advanced body-sculpting method that eradicates unwanted fat cells in particular areas of your body. This noninvasive procedure melts away the fat in your chin and neck areas and also tightens the skin.
All liquefied fat cells are absorbed into your body, then expelled naturally. This procedure generally takes about 25 minutes, and all you will feel in the treated areas is a little tingling.
Kybella® is a synthetic deoxycholic acid injected below the chin to destroy fat cells found there, and once they are destroyed, you can longer accumulate fat beneath the chin. The chemical further helps in the breakdown and absorption of the extra fat.
Multiple injections create fast results. However, possible side effects of the deoxycholic acid treatment and other mesotherapy injectables may include: redness, bruising, swelling, pain and numbness.
SculpSure is safe
So, you wonder, is SculpSure safe? SculpSure technology is designed to target the fat layer underneath your chin without adverse effects on the surrounding blood vessels and nerves. After 1-3 treatments, you are likely to experience a better profile appearance.
- Treatment is not painful
- Higher patient satisfaction than Kybella
- Helps with skin tightening after fat loss
- Procedure takes less than 25 minutes
- No downtime
- Lower cost vs. other options for permanent removal
If you have a double chin, a face-lift could be something you may want to consider now or in the future. Schedule a complimentary consultation here or call 757-272-1880 for advice on nonsurgical fat removal alternatives that may be suitable for you.