Don’t panic when you notice fat under your chin – it may not necessarily be a sign of weight gain. There is a combination of four factors that leads to the formation of a double chin, two of which are under our control.
Age, genetics, weight and diet, and posture play a key part in the formation of double chin. As we age, skin starts to lose its elasticity and saggy skin can appear in the form of a double chin. Skin elasticity is monitored by our genes; if loose skin runs in the family, there is a high likeliness that you will be affected. Diet and posture, however, are under our control. By making a few changes, there is a chance to stop the damage from becoming worse.
But stopping the damage isn’t a solution. If you want to lose that double chin, we offer two effective options to melt the fat away.
Even when you’re doing everything right with exercise, diet, and posture, a double chin stubbornly persists. You need Kybella to melt the fat away.
Kybella is an injectable product that contains an active ingredient called deoxycholic acid, which is naturally found in the body. Deoxycholic acid is an effective fat-burning molecule. When injected in the region of a double chin, the active ingredient in Kybella attacks and solubilizes fat cells.
A pre-determined dosage of the solution (depending on the desired outcome and amount of fat) is injected in the chin area. The relatively short process is completed within half an hour and you are free to go.
In most cases, more than one sitting is required to reach the desired profile. Fat which is genetic is easier to melt than fat associated with weight gain. Kybella is minimally invasive and finds many takers because of its safety and effectiveness.
After a treatment session, there may be swelling; this is indicative that Kybella is actively targeting fat cells and solubilizing them.
Based on the observation that children who sucked on popsicles eventually got dimples, a group of scientists postulated that cold temperatures can cause fat cells to be destroyed. CoolSculpting was then created. It was cleared by the FDA as a nontoxic non-invasive fat-reduction treatment.
Since then, a more specific version of CoolSculpting has been created: CoolMini. This technology targets small pockets of fat like the double chin area. The device transmits controlled dosages of cooling targeted at fat cells in the subcutaneous region of the skin.
Fat cells that get exposed to the extreme cold temperature freeze and die. These dead cells are flushed from the body through natural processes. CoolMini offers long-term results by removing the fat cells responsible for the double chin from the body.
CoolMini is completely safe. Since the procedure does not involve injecting any foreign substance into the body, there is no bruising or any discomfort. CoolMini is most efficient in eliminating a double chin when the skin’s elasticity in intact.
Choosing a non-surgical procedure for the removal of a double chin is often more appealing than committing to an invasive surgery. For more information on Kybella and CoolMini, contact our office and schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Miranda.
Schedule your consultation at Pacific Plastic Surgery Center in San Francisco, where we pride ourselves on our results and quality patient experience.
77 Van Ness Ave, Suite 302, San Francisco, CA