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Wheaton double chin treatment

Double Chin

Covering up your chin or neck with scarves and turtlenecks? You’re not alone – a double chin is an incredibly common problem, for individuals of all shapes, sizes, and ages. If you face down a double chin every morning in the mirror, learn more about how to take steps forward and trim your chin.

Double Chin Causes

  • Weight distribution – Within the chin is a layer of subcutaneous fat, which sags over time. Those who have gained weight are more likely to experience a double chin because that layer grows larger and loses structure.
  • Age – Collagen helps hold skin in place. As we age, collagen’s connective structures break down, leading to sagging skin. Wrinkles form on and beneath the chin, making fat in the area more noticeable.
  • Genetic factors – Double chins tend to run in families. If your relatives have additional fatty tissue beneath their chins, you’re more likely to experience the same.

Get Rid of a Double Chin

There are countless recommendations for double chin reduction, but most are ineffective. For many individuals, no amount of dieting, exercise, or chin-focused stretches will make a difference to submental fullness. Even if home treatments for double chin do yield some kind of change, it’s never going to be a dramatic one.

If you’re ready to see a slim profile, take spot-specific action. Kybella eliminates under-chin fat to reduce a double chin for good. These injections break down excess fat and encourage processing by the body. Fat will be gradually removed from the area, and you’ll see a slimmer chin and neck emerge. Best of all, once the fat is gone, it won’t return – Kybella patients don’t require retreatment.

before and after Kybella before and after Kybella
before and after Kybella before and after Kybella
before and after Kybella before and after Kybella

How Kybella Works

Kybella is administered via direct injections to the double chin. It contains deoxycholic acid, which breaks down fat cells and encourages their processing by the body. Most patients require 2-4 treatment sessions, waiting at least one month between appointments for the medication to take effect. There’s little to no downtime, and many individuals are good candidates. If you’d like to learn whether it’s right for you, get in touch today.

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Other Double Chin Treatment Options

If Kybella’s not quite right for your needs, Ultherapy can also offer effective double chin slimming. Ultherapy tightens loose skin to pull it back into place and reduce the lines around a double chin. We may recommend using a combination of both treatments if that could lead to ideal results – schedule your consultation to see what might be best.