It’s unlikely that your body will stay the same throughout your life, and these changes are most noticeable on the face. Whether it’s because of ageing or genetics, weight gain or weight loss, you should expect your face to change throughout adulthood. Often, this means picking up small wrinkles here or there or slight sagging in specific areas, but more noticeable changes are always possible. For many people, one of the most significant changes is developing a double chin. This could impact your confidence and how happy you are with your appearance, but there are ways to reduce the signs.
What Causes a Double Chin?
There are three main causes of a double chin; you might find that one of the reasons is what is causing yours, or you might find that it’s a combination of all three. Arguably, the most well-known and publicised cause of a double chin is weight gain. As you gain weight, excess fat gathers in various areas, including under your chin. Though the skin stretches to accommodate this, it loses some of its elasticity, slowly building into an unwanted pocket of fat. The more fat that accumulates, the more obvious a double chin will be. However, you don’t need to have gained weight to have a double chin.
Age is another big factor, and developing a double chin becomes more common as you get older. This is because ageing can result in sagging and loose skin, which can create the appearance of a double chin. It can also happen because the amount of collagen decreases as you age, causing fat under the chin and around the neck to become more noticeable. Genetics can also increase your chances of getting a double chin, and those with a family history of double chins and skin with lower elasticity are more likely to get one. Luckily, there are things that can be done to reduce the signs of a double chin, and many of our cosmetic treatment options are ideal.
How to Reduce the Chances of Getting a Double Chin
Though there are various causes of a double chin, there are things that you can do to reduce the chance of one appearing. One of the main things you can do is exercise regularly and eat well to avoid developing a double chin due to weight gain and the accumulation of excess fat. Various exercises are recommended for targeting the chin and neck area, and these are aimed at strengthening and toning the muscles in that area.
Of course, it’s impossible to avoid getting a double chin completely, and you may find yourself with excess fat regardless of how hard you work. Thankfully, there is a range of aesthetic treatments that can reduce the signs of a double chin and combat the build-up of excess fat and remove sagging skin. CoolSculpting Elite, Ultherapy and Exilis Ultra 360 are three of our most popular treatment options.
Reduce the Signs of a Double Chin with Cosmetic Treatments
Below, we have detailed three of the main ways to reduce the signs of a double chin, all of which involve utilising a state-of-the-art and non-invasive cosmetic treatment.
- CoolSculpting Elite Treatment – Using cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting Elite freezes and destroys fat cells in targeted areas of the body, and the chin can be one of them. Cryolipolysis involves cooling down fat cells to a specific temperature, which damages and destroys them, allowing the body to dispose of them as part of its natural processes. This is done without impacting other cells, meaning that the surrounding tissue is not at risk of being damaged accidentally. Once the unwanted fat cells are removed from the chin area, the double chin becomes less obvious, and its appearance is slowly reduced.
- Ultherapy – Ultherapy is an effective way of contouring the body, and it works well on double chins and unwanted fat around the neck area. By purposefully causing damage to the SMAS layer of the skin using ultrasound energy, Ultherapy encourages the body to provide more collagen to repair the damage. As this happens, the skin tightens, and the surface is smoothed, creating a more defined look. Unlike CoolSculpting Elite, Ultherapy does not remove unwanted pockets of fat, but it does help to create a more sculpted jaw and chin, which can reduce the appearance of a double chin.
- Exilis Ultra 360 – Exilis Ultra 360 uses radiofrequency and ultrasound energy to improve the contour of targeted areas of the body, and your chin and neck can be one of them. It doesn’t matter if your double chin has appeared due to ageing or weight changes; Exilis Ultra 360 effectively reduces its appearance. This treatment works by targeting unwanted fat cells, using energy to destroy them, and encouraging the skin to tighten by warming it and impacting the collagen. The result of Exilis Ultra 360 is a tighter, smoother and more defined appearance.
Reduce the Signs of a Double Chin at The Body Work Clinic
As you can see, there are several ways to reduce the signs of a double chin, all of which are available at The Body Work Clinic. We understand the impact a double chin can have on your self-esteem, self-confidence and how happy you are with what you see in the mirror. This is why we go above and beyond to help you improve the appearance of your chin and neck by offering a wide range of treatment options. We don’t simply offer a ‘one size fits all’ service; we tailor our approach to you and your needs. To find out more about reducing the signs of your double chin at The Body Work Clinic, get in touch with one of our professionals.