Double chin medically known as submental fullness is a common cosmetic concern that can affect both men and women. It can occur due to excess deposit of stubborn fat under the chin and around the neck area resulting in sagging of skin. It makes the face look more aged as if there is the presence of a secondary chin.
A double chin can affect the attractiveness of one’s facial profile leading to lower self-esteem and self-confidence. Medically, it is not a sign of any underlying health problem. But, it can make the individual look heavier or older than their actual weight or age. Luckily, there are several non-surgical treatments available for the correction of a double chin.
Generally, a double chin is associated with weight gain as it is characterized as a layer of little extra fat padded under the jawline. But there are various other potential causes. Here are the common reasons behind the appearance of a double chin:
There are several ways to treat a double chin such as the use of dermal fillers in the chin and jawline to balance out the face, advanced methods to freeze and eliminate fat cells (called cryolipolysis or CoolSculpting), or procedures like UltraSculpt (or Ultherapy) to tighten the sagging jawline. Micro lipolysis can also help get rid of excess fat.
The most popular non-surgical treatment options for double chin reduction offered at Rakshaa Skin Clinic are as follows:
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that is used to eliminate submental fat. Specially trained aesthetic injectors at Rakshaa Skin Clinic administer Kybella injections under the chin. The active ingredient of Kybella injection is the synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule of the body that aids in both breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When this molecule is injected into the targeted area, it is capable of stimulating fat reduction naturally. After the deoxycholic acid destroys the fat cells, they are naturally absorbed by the body and eventually expelled from the body. The treatment involves the use of a series of Kybella injections in small amounts to dissolve pockets of fat and the procedure hardly takes 15 minutes to complete. For optimum results, the dermatologist may recommend 2-4 treatments that are spaced about 6 weeks apart.
Kybella injections are not meant for obese people who aim to lose their body weight. It is suitable only for those who are in good general health and possess ideal body weight but have retained fat pockets in chin and neck areas which cannot be removed by a proper diet and exercise. In some clinical trials, Kybella has also worked for tightening of the skin and improving contours. It can enhance the skin’s elasticity in patients with mild to moderate laxity of the skin accompanied by a double chin.
This treatment is virtually pain-free because of topical numbing of the chin before giving injections. It is not associated with major side effects. However, it is normal to experience mild swelling or bruising and a short-lived pain at the injection site that resolves within a few days. It can be the best option for individuals who don’t want to undergo a more invasive fat-reduction by liposuction technique. To know more about this treatment consult the best skin doctor in Delhi at Rakshaa Skin Clinic.
2. Thread Lift
Thread lift is another popular, minimally-invasive procedure that helps to reduce the appearance of a double chin caused by sagging skin. In this procedure, FDA-approved, dissolvable threads are used with small tags on them that get latched on the skin surface tissues. When these threads are pulled, it lifts the skin and fat and tightens the loose skin of the chin and neck region, thereby creating a natural, slight lift and a rejuvenated chin. Some tiny incisions may be made in the target area using sharp tiny needles or blunt-tipped cannula to insert the threads. There are various types of threads available based on the material of which they are made like Polydioxanone. These are safe and hypoallergic and can be injected into the skin at different angles. Usually, thick and harder threads work for the lifting of skin around the jawline or under the neck. The doctors at Rakshaa Skin Clinic customize the thread lift procedure according to the specific goals of the patient.
This treatment offers subtle visible enhancements in the skin’s laxity and provides natural, instant results without excessive downtime. Along with immediate skin tightening, a thread lift also results in improvement of skin’s texture of the treated area that gets noticed over a period of time. During this time, microcirculation of the blood, fibroblasts growth, and new collagen production are all induced at the cellular level. Thus the final results usually appear at around 4-6 months post-treatment and can remain for up to 18 months. As the threads only penetrate the superficial skin layers, the treatment is not painful. Still, some people receive topical anesthetics before the procedure to make the treatment comfortable throughout.
A thread lift can only address the early signs of aging unlike traditional face or neck lift. It is a suitable treatment only for people who have good skin tone and are starting to experience sagging neck or drooping jaws. At Rakshaa Skin Clinic, an anti-aging clinic in Delhi, the skin experts also combine a lower thread lift with a dermal filler, use neuromodulators (anti-wrinkle injections) to achieve a dramatic slimming and beautiful jawline.
Common solutions to manage double chin:
Yes! Non-surgical double chin reduction is very popular among both men and women. One can visit Rakshaa Skin Clinic to know about double chin reduction cost in Delhi.
Removing double-chin can bring a positive changes in facial aesthetics. Contact Rakshaa Skin Clinic today to know which option is the best for you to remove double-chin without undergoing surgery.