Tackling Double Chins – One of the most difficult areas to reduce fat

What causes a double chin, and how can I reduce it?

Submental fullness, also known as a double chin, is a common occurrence that troubles many people. Many factors can cause double chins, including weight gain, aging, and genetics. Many people are perfectly fine with a double chin and that is completely acceptable; however, according to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 67% of people are unsatisfied with their double chins and would prefer to seek treatment options.

You can find hundreds of articles online on how to reduce double chins through diet and exercise, even specific exercises to target the problem area. While diet and exercise can help to reduce a double chin and are the first recommendation for treating any unwanted body fat, they may not be the full solution for everyone. Many people follow regimented exercise routines and healthy diets and still experience submental fullness, which can be very discouraging. Yes, it is absolutely possible to have a double chin and not be overweight. Sometimes it just comes down to simple genetics or aging, and it might be time to explore plan B.

If diet and exercise aren’t achieving desired results, what other options are there for treating a double chin? Liposuction was the only treatment available for many years and is still extremely effective but surgery may not be ideal for everyone. At Derma Spa, we offer Smartlipo surgery and two relatively non-invasive options now available – Belkyra (also known as Kybella outside of Canada) and CoolSculpting.

What is Smartlipo?

Smartlipo is a hybrid of traditional liposuction to remove fat with the addition of a laser to tighten the skin. The laser bulk heats the skin tissues to trigger collagen formation which firms and tightens the appearance of the skin. This procedure can be done on all areas with excess subcutaneous fat.

What is Belkyra?

Belkyra is a highly effective non-surgical treatment of injections of synthetic deoxycholic acid. This acid occurs naturally in the body and aids in breaking down and absorbing fat. Belkyra works by destroying fat cells where it is injected, and the cells can no longer produce fat. Once your desired chin profile is achieved, re-treatment is not expected. Four to six treatments within four to six weeks between treatments are required by most clients to achieve the desired results. Each treatment involves receiving several small injections in various areas in your chin based on your chin profile. It is a relatively quick procedure, only about half an hour, and there is no downtime following treatment, though some swelling or bruising may occur for some people.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting can achieve desired results in just one or two treatments with a CoolMini applicator designed specifically to target smaller areas such as under the chin, around the knees, and bra fat. It is a completely non-invasive procedure that works by chilling fat cells until they crystallize, which the body then eliminates naturally. As with Belkyra, once your desired chin profile is achieved, re-treatment is not expected. There is no recovery time needed for CoolSculpting procedures, so you can carry on with your life immediately after treatment and watch the results transform your chin.

Which treatment plan is right for me?

Everyone’s body and lifestyle are unique, which will affect which treatment option is best for any individual. Start with a complimentary consultation with one of our professionals to evaluate your needs and create a treatment plan that is right for you. Should you be interested in Smartlipo, a $100 consultation fee with Dr. Hollis will be required. This fee will go towards the cost of the surgery.