A double chin is one of the most common complaints for both men and women. It can be easy to hide an undefined jawline in a selfie by getting the angles and lighting just right. However, it is much more challenging in real life.
Various cosmetic treatments can help to reduce the appearance of a double chin, but knowing which treatment is best isn’t easy. At Hans Place Practice, we are experts in aesthetic treatments and have a huge amount of experience in treating double chins.
Treatments for this concern are similar to treating a turkey neck but with some small yet vital differences. To help you find the right way forward for you, we are sharing the best treatments for a double chin and the options available to help create and enhance a defined jaw.
The best treatment for a double chin will depend on the cause behind it. Every patient is different, and the reasons for an undefined jawline can vary greatly. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to a double chin, so first, you need to figure out your cause.
Bone structure, excess fat, muscles and skin elasticity can all be behind a sagging chin. For some people, it will be a combination of all of these things. With 47% of all adults saying the appearance of their chin and neck bothers them, it is no surprise that double chin treatments are popular.
These are a few of the most common causes of a double chin:
Your bone structure is the deepest layer of support for your neck and chin area. For some people, it is the way the bones form which causes a double chin. An undefined jawline can leave your face lacking the support it needs to keep your chin and neck in line. You could use dermal filler treatments to create more definition in the jawline.
One of the most common reasons for a double chin is excess fat. When fatty tissue builds up in the area, it accentuates the chin and leads to sagging. This can happen with all body types and something that losing weight can’t help with. Luckily, there are various treatment options available for this. Vaser Liposuction and Renuvion can work to liquify excess fat cells and sculpt the area.
Some people will find their double chin is because of tense muscles. There is a muscle that begins in the clavicle and goes up the neck to the lower jaw. This is known as the platysma muscle, and when tense, it can cause a double chin. If you often find yourself clenching your teeth, it could be the reason behind your double chin. Sometimes various stretches and exercises that elongate the neck can work as a treatment.
As the skin ages, it loses its elasticity. Ageing skin can sag and result in a double chin. This can happen to anyone over time and is a very common cause of double chins. Treatments such as Renuvion can work to tighten the skin and restore elasticity.
Vaser Liposuction is an innovative treatment that uses targeted ultrasound technology to remove fat. A practitioner can select very specific areas, such as the chin, and remove unwanted fat cells from the area.
A double chin that is caused by excess fat is easily treated using Vaser Liposuction. At Hans Place Practice, we regularly use this treatment to diminish the appearance of double chins and sagging skin on the neck.
When using Vaser Lipo to treat a double chin, the area will first be filled using a special saline solution. A practitioner will apply the solution through tiny incisions around the chin. This works to numb the area and shrink the blood vessels to minimise bruising and bleeding. Once numb, a practitioner will insert a small Vaser Lipo probe under the skin. This transmits ultrasound energy which emulsifies the fatty tissue while preserving the other surrounding tissues. An aspiration process removes the liquified fat and minimises the damage around the chin area.
Vaser Liposuction is an excellent treatment for double chins because it is able to accurately target very small areas. The chin will be left smooth and sculpted, with no excess fat or sagging.
Recovery time is minimal because Vaser Lipo is a minimally invasive procedure. Wounds will need 24 to 48 hours to heal in bandages, and after this, it can take two weeks to fully heal.
When sagging skin and ageing causes a double chin, Renuvion can be an excellent treatment option. This ground-breaking treatment can tighten and tone the area without the need for invasive surgery. Renuvion works by boosting the collagen production within the skin and improving elasticity which is lost with age.
A practitioner can use Renuvion to reduce the appearance of a double chin and tighten the skin around the jaw and neck area.
Renuvion uses tiny incisions in the skin to insert the Renuvion wand. With exceptional precision, the wand sits subdermally and applies radio-frequency energy to the area. Helium cools the energy and contracts the subdermal collagen tissue. This works to encourage collagen production in the chin area, leaving the skin instantly firm. Recovery times are minimal because of the very small incisions, with most patients taking just 1 to 2 days to heal.
Vaser Liposuction and Renuvion can be used together to treat a double chin more effectively. If your double chin is because of excess fat and sagging skin, then a combination of the two treatments might be the perfect option. Vaser Lipo will remove the excess fat cells, and then Renuvion will tighten and tone the skin.
In order to get the best results, we may recommend a combination of treatments. However, this will depend on the results you want to see and your unique chin profile.
To find out more about how to treat a double chin and the treatments available at Hans Place Practice, get in touch today. Our friendly team are on hand to answer any questions you might have about double chin treatments. If you’re ready to find out whether a treatment is right for your needs, you can also book your free consultation with Dr Comins here.