What is a double chin?
Submental fat, also known as a ‘double chin’, is a common condition where a thickened layer of fat is present underneath the chin. Generally speaking, double chins are associated with weight gain and aging. However, some patients describe having had a double chin all their life and genetics can play a role.
A double chin can often make you appear older and overweight. This is why many people are looking for treatment. If you are looking for a way to eliminate your double chin, then you have come to the right place.
Often getting rid of the fat addresses the problem, but sometimes the loose tissues in the neck area need tightening up, and if you have a small jaw structural fillers might be required to provide support.
This will all be assessed at your consultation.
How to get rid of a double chin with help from CRC
A quick search on google suggests quite a number of different exercises you can try on how to get rid of a double chin. Some of these exercises include:
- Ball exercise;
- Straight cut; and a
- Tongue stretch.
However to be honest they are futile as the problem is a fat pad lying over the muscle layer, just under the skin and needs a different approach. We’re excited to offer our patients a non-surgical fat dissolving injection treatment at the clinic. Once injected into the upper neck area the fat is dissolved and cells broken down to remove the appearance of a double chin.
The solution in fat dissolving injections is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid and phosphatidylcholine; compounds that naturally occur in the body and help in breaking down dietary fat.
The process produces some inflammation which will cause the area to be red and swell for a number of days. This inflammatory processes helps the skin to shrink back up after the fat is lost.
How long will it take to get rid of my double chin?
For patients who are just having the injections and aren’t combining the injections with our Ulthera Treatment, a typical patient should begin to see results after 2-4 treatments. With treatments spaced 12 weeks apart.