WHAT IS A DOUBLE CHIN?
A double chin, also known as submental fat, is a common concern among many adults. Excess fat, sagging skin or fullness underneath the chin can create an unbalanced appearance. Some people may feel like their submental fat makes them appear older, heavier and less attractive.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?
The causes of a double chin vary widely. It can be caused by excess weight, genetics, age, lack of laxity in the skin or a combination of these issues. Regardless of the cause, it leaves men and women feeling self-conscious about their appearance.
Where the body stores fat is oftentimes genetic. For some individuals, fat is stored in the submental area regardless of diet and exercise. Appearing heavier and less healthy is a discomforting aspect of having a double chin.
Another factor is age. Unwanted fat becomes harder to get rid of as we get older and when you combine this fact with the effect of diminishing collagen in the skin, an unwanted double chin becomes a concern.
Ultimately, having excess fullness underneath the jawline can limit clothing choices and seriously affect self-esteem.
HOW DOES SURFACE MEDICAL ESTHETICS TREAT DOUBLE CHINS?
If you’d like to reduce or get rid of your double chin, we offer two non-surgical options:
Kybella is a prescription injectable that specifically targets fat cells in the submental area and prevents future fat storage. To learn more about Kybella, click here. CoolSculpting is a laser treatment that freezes fat cells. Once frozen, the targeted fat cells leave the body naturally through the lymphatic system and do not return. At Delle Chiaie Cosmetic Medicine, we have the CoolSculpting applicator for the submental area. Learn more about CoolSculpting here. To find out which treatment option would work best for you, schedule a consultation today.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION IN SEACOAST NH
If you’re tired of dealing with your unwanted submental fat, schedule a consultation at our practice in Hampton, New Hampshire. We will discuss your aesthetic goals with you and select the most effective treatment plan. To get started, book online or give us a call at (603) 874-4541. We look forward to seeing you!