What is a double chin?
A double chin, or submental fat, is the excess fat, sagging skin, or fullness that develops underneath the chin. Often it can create an unbalanced look. For some people, submental fat can make them feel older, heavier, and less attractive.
What causes a double chin?
The causes of a double chin will vary. Excess weight, genetics, age, skin laxity, or a combination of these issues often are the cause. Where your body stores stubborn fat is usually genetic. For some people, fat is stored in the submental area regardless of diet and exercise.
Age is another factor. Unwanted fat becomes harder to get rid of as we get older. When you combine this fact with the effect of diminishing collagen in the skin, a double chin becomes a significant concern. Submental fullness can limit clothing choices and seriously affect self-esteem.
Schedule submental fat treatments
We use CoolSculpting and Kybella to treat submental fat at Skin Medical Aesthetics in Windham, Maine. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive laser treatment that freezes away fat. During treatments, stubborn fat cells are targeted, damaged, and are eventually expelled from the body. You can return to your regular routine immediately afterward. There is downtime or recovery period. Learn more about CoolSculpting here.
Kybella is a non-surgical treatment that involves injections of deoxycholic acid (a naturally occurring molecule in the body). Deoxycholic acid breaks down fat cells and limits future fat storage.* Both of these treatments specifically target fat cells under the chin and do not harm the surrounding skin or tissue. Learn more about Kybella here.
Request a complimentary consultation in Windham, Maine
To find out which treatment option is right for you, request a free consultation. During your complimentary consultation, we will discuss your fat reduction goals and create a custom treatment plan. Call us today at (207) 572-1618. You can also request your appointment online. It’s time to stop feeling self-conscious about the fat under your chin. It’s time for effective, non-invasive treatments from the experts at Skin Medical Aesthetics.