What is a double chin?
A double chin is a common concern among many adults. Excess fat, sagging skin or fullness underneath the chin can create an unbalanced appearance. Individuals may feel like their submental fat makes them appear older, heavier and less attractive than they would like.
Causes of double chin
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 patients 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. It is a common concern for both men and women. Thankfully, the Dermatology and Laser Centre offers several ways to successfully address this concern.*
Treatments in Studio City and Simi Valley
Depending on the cause and severity of your double chin, Dr. Rubinstein may recommend one or a combination of treatments.
Kybella for double chin
Kybella, a revolutionary injectable treatment, is a stellar option for cases where excess fat is the primary cause of the double chin.* This FDA-approved treatment works through a series of injections done underneath the chin and into the subcutaneous fat. In turn, these injections damage fat cells that are then eliminated by the body in the weeks following treatment, helping contour and slim the jawline.*
CoolSculpting is a fat reduction treatment that can be applied to the submental area. This FDA-cleared device targets and freezes fat cells to eliminate them. CoolSculpting is a simple and safe way to remove unwanted fat from under the chin without surgery. Best of all, there is no downtime after treatments. Some patients notice results after 3 weeks but you may notice more dramatic results after 2 months.*
SculpSure Submental provides double chin reduction with the melting fat cells in the submental area. This FDA-approved treatment is ideal for people with trouble spots, particularly those that seem resistant to diet and exercise. Most patients see results with as little as one treatment.* However, additional treatments may be necessary to achieve your desired results.*
Ultherapy for skin tightening
Ultherapy is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure that lifts, tones and tightens loose skin.* It’s a wonderful way to rejuvenate the appearance of a double chin.* Oftentimes it is used in conjunction with Kybella injections. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to stimulate the deep layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and healing that results in a tighter, smoother more youthful-looking skin.*
To get started, schedule your appointment at one of our Studio City or Simi Valley locations today. Dr. Rubinstein can help sculpt away unwanted submental fat.*
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.
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