A double chin is defined as a roll of fatty skin that is situated beneath your chin that makes it appear as if you have two chins, hence the name: double chin. This can be caused as a part of the natural aging process, genetics or a response to weight fluctuation.
The dreaded double chin can affect people of all sizes and ages – it doesn’t discriminate. Home remedies and exercises may help you feel like you’re making a difference, but the reality is that they’re never really going to produce dramatic results. There are quite a few treatments to remove the fat and restore your neck to its normal appearance. Ways to get rid of a double chin include:
Kybella – Kybella is an injectable solution that is placed beneath the chin to permanently destroy the fat cells that cause a double chin. The active ingredient in Kybella, synthetic deoxycholic acid, is a naturally occurring molecule in our body that helps break down the fat. Your metabolism processes the fat cleared from the treatment area. Typically, 3-6 treatments are recommended, depending on the patient.
Liposuction – Liposuction can be a great option for people desiring a more refined neck and jaw line. Small incisions are made under the chin (one on each side) for access for a tiny laser fiber which is used to melt fat and tighten skin simultaneously. A very thin cannula is then placed through those same tiny incisions to vacuum away the melted fat.
If you have a double chin, don’t be dismayed! Contact Renew at at 541-618-1461 to schedule a consultation. During a visit in Medford, Abby Coats can discuss your goals and the treatment option best suited for you.