The double chin has traditionally been a challenging area to treat, especially without surgery. And unfortunately, the tissues there can start to sag and drop before the face does, sometimes causing it to stand out even more. But now there’s no need to go under the knife to get effective relief. Here are three of our favorite treatments to beat back the pesky double chin.
A great way to diminish the double chin without surgery is with minimally invasive Kybella. This novel injectable treatment uses synthetic deoxycholic acid, an element that’s already naturally produced by your body, to support the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Injections work by dissolving the targeted fat cells in the area under the jawline and then safely getting rid of them through the body’s natural elimination process. That makes treatments with Kybella a permanent fix to the double chin dilemma, since once the targeted fat cells are disposed of, they’re gone for good, never to return again.
In order to realize Kybella’s full potential, we will likely recommend a series of at least two and up to six treatments spread out over the course of several weeks or months. Because Kybella relies on your body’s own cleansing process, it does take some time until the final results are fully evident. This typically happens after about four to six weeks following your sessions. The number of treatments depends on how much excess tissue you have, how it’s dispensed, and your unique goals for reduction. And there’s little to no downtime, making Kybella a very attractive option for relieving unwanted submental fullness.
But if you’re looking for a completely non-invasive option for a decline in the double chin, CoolSculpting with the CoolMini may be your best bet. The specially designed “mini” attachment packs all of the amazing benefits of CoolSculpting into a smaller applicator that’s perfect for addressing those harder-to-treat areas like under the jaw. This incredible treatment is the only FDA-cleared fat-reduction procedure to use controlled cooling to permanently address areas of built-up fatty tissue that have become resistant to diet and exercise. This process, medically known as cryolipolysis, destroys the fat cells by freezing them without harming the surrounding skin or tissue. And much like Kybella, those treated adipose tissues are safely broken down and naturally eliminated through the body’s normal metabolic process over the next few months. Two to six treatments may be suggested to give you the chiseled jaw and slimmed down neck that you desire.
Another non-invasive approach to erasing the double chin, SkinTyte II turns up the heat with pulsed light energy that deeply heats your skin. This treatments works by emitting targeted infrared waves that help to stimulate your body’s natural healing response, producing new collagen and encouraging enhanced blood flow to the treated area. And while your tissues are reacting to the rapid, gentle pulses of energy, the SkinTyte II provides powerful cooling to simultaneously protect the entire treated surface. This impressive feature keeps treatments extremely comfortable throughout. The SkinTyte II works to tighten and firm up the skin in the submental region, reducing the appearance of a double chin or sagging jowls with virtually no downtime.
Say Goodbye to the Double Chin at RejuvenationMD® – Aesthetic Skin Treatment & Wellness Center
You don’t have to live with a double chin any longer. To learn more about any one of these treatments, please contact us today to schedule a consultation at either our Burlington or Bellingham practices. Dr. Tsitsis and her skilled team can help answer all of your questions or concerns about this or any of the other cosmetic treatments we offer.