A double chin can be caused by various factors, including genetics, ageing, weight gain, and poor posture. It occurs when a layer of fat accumulates beneath the chin, resulting in a sagging appearance. Fortunately, there are several treatment options available:
Several cosmetic procedures can be used to address a double chin. Here are a few common options:
- Kybella injections
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that contains deoxycholic acid. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, it breaks down and destroys fat cells, resulting in a reduction of the double chin. Multiple treatment sessions may be required, and results are typically seen over several weeks.
- Ultrasonic devices
Procedures such as HIFU or Ultherapy use ultrasonic energy to heat and tighten the skin, stimulating collagen production. This can improve the appearance of a double chin by tightening loose skin and providing a more defined jawline.
- Radiofrequency devices
Radiofrequency devices like Exilis Elite are used for non-surgical treatments targeting the chin area. These devices utilize radiofrequency energy to heat the deep layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting skin tightening.