Regardless of where it accumulates on the body, excess fatty tissue can be incredibly frustrating. The stubborn nature of subcutaneous fat beneath the chin – aka the double chin – can be some of the most difficult to get rid of. At least we can reduce our calories and increase our physical activity if we want to drop a few pounds or a pants size or two. The double chin doesn’t work that way. If you want to eat turkey this Thanksgiving, not look like one, consider the ways we can help you sculpt your chin.
Kybella is the injectable everyone had been waiting for. Since it was approved by the FDA just a few years ago, thousands of people have bid farewell to their double chin for good. With a base of deoxycholic acid, a natural fat-metabolizer, Kybella works specifically on small areas of localized fat. It is perfect for the double-chin! Multiple injections are needed, but we numb the skin with a topical anesthetic before beginning treatment. Multiple sessions are also required in many cases because each targets a fraction of the fat cells that exist in the uppermost part of the neck. Initially, after Kybella treatments, the double chin may look worse. This is swelling resultant from the insertion of fluid into the neck. As fat cells absorb the deoxycholic acid, the chin will gradually diminish in size.
Many people recognize CoolSculpting as one of the best non-surgical methods of fat reduction to ever be developed. CoolSculpting is an excellent treatment choice for people who have small areas of localized fat, such as the lower abdomen, inner thighs and, now, the chin. We can treat this small region of the body thanks to the CoolMini applicator, which is a pint-sized replica of the cooling panels that target abdominal or thigh fat. Everything about CoolMini treatment is the same as a standard CoolSculpting treatment except the size of the applicator. Similar to Kybella, CoolMini double chin treatment usually needs to be repeated at least one to destroy the maximum number of fat cells.
The Skin Center has a facility in Columbus and several in Pennsylvania. Contact us at 1-800-429-1151 to schedule a visit to an office near you.