What Causes a Double Chin and Are There Treatments Available?

Due to several factors, many people develop a double chin, which is excess fatty tissue under the lower jaw. This can make people self-conscious. Fortunately, there are treatment options available for it. Here’s how this can be dermatologically treated.

Do you have a smooth and firm neck and chin area? Many people don’t and feel self-conscious about it. One survey revealed that 45% of people think that others notice or think that they have a double chin. This just goes to show the impact that this can have on someone’s self-esteem.

What causes a double chin?

The most likely reasons for developing a double chin are due to weight gain, genetics, or loose skin as a result of aging. Whatever the underlying cause, it can have a real impact on someone’s self-esteem. Fortunately, there are treatment options available to decrease the size of or completely eliminate a double chin.

What Causes a Double Chin and Are There Treatments Available?

Treatment options 

Do you have a double chin and want to smooth out and firm your neck and chin area? One of the most popular and effective treatment options is Kybella. This is an injectable that is administered into the site to destroy the fat cells. The number of sessions varies to achieve the desired result and each session is about 15 to 20 minutes. The numbers show that over 80% of those who participated in a clinical trial were happy with the results. The downtime is also minimal, making it a more convenient option.

Other ways to treat a double chin include liposuction or a neck lift. These are effective but more invasive and require more healing time to achieve the desired result. During a liposuction procedure, fat is removed from the area to resculpt and recontour it. A small incision is made in which a tube is inserted for fat cells to be suctioned out. Scarring is minimal if the wound is well cared for. A neck lift has a significantly longer downtime than both liposuction and Kybella and can tackle excess fat and loose skin to create a firmer, more youthful profile.

If you have a double chin and feel self-conscious about it, make an appointment at your nearest APDerm location to discuss your options or call us at (978) 315-5707

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