What is a double chin?

A double chin is a term used to refer to excess fat in the submental area (under the chin). This extra layer of fat can be very frustrating because you don’t have to be overweight or obese to develop it. A double chin can make you feel heavier, older, and less attractive. Shedding this weight naturally can be very difficult to do, especially since diet and exercise can’t target submental fat. If you’ve ever cringed at the sight of a photo of yourself because of the double chin look, then an aesthetic treatment may be the best option for you.

What are the causes?

A double chin may be caused by a few different factors, age being the most common. As we grow older, our skin begins to lose elasticity. This can lead to the appearance of extra, saggy skin that contributes to a double chin appearance. Even though weight gain is not a cause, it can contribute. Diets high in calories, processed foods and unhealthy fats can influence the weight that is gained in the submental area. Genes also play a role; if you have a family history of skin laxity or double chins, you are more likely to develop one. Lastly, poor posture can weaken the muscles of the chin and neck. Skin loses its elasticity when the chin and neck muscles are not used.

How we treat submental fat

Kybella is an injectable treatment that uses deoxycholic acid to blast away fat cells.* With an extra boost of this acid, your body can absorb and expel stubborn fats in your problem areas.* Kybella is FDA-approved and comes with minimal risks.

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive laser treatment that can also reduce a double chin.* The laser system uses cold temperatures to freeze fat cells.* Once frozen, the damaged fat cells will eventually leave the body through a natural process.*

Schedule your consultation online

If you’re tired of seeing your double chin in the mirror every morning, request your free consultation at Ananda Medical Aesthetics to learn what treatment options might be right for you. To get started, complete the appointment request form below or call us at (508) 952-2930.

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