A double chin, also known as submental fat, is a common condition that occurs when a layer of fat forms below your chin. A double chin occurs when a subcutaneous sheet of fat around your neck sags and causes a wrinkle. A double chin is often associated with weight gain, but you don’t have to be overweight to have one. Genetics or looser skin resulting from aging may also cause a double chin.
If fat gives you a double chin, changing your diet is the best way to rid yourself of it. The foods that are most likely to cause you to gain weight are those high in saturated fat, trans fatty acids, cholesterol and sugar. Saturated fat raises cholesterol levels, blocks your arteries and causes fatty deposits to build up on your body.
To lose weight, on your chin and elsewhere, you must combine a healthy, low-calorie diet with cardiovascular exercise such as running or cycling. Try to do an hour every day. There are also various exercises that strengthen your neck muscles.
If your double chin is caused by genetics, tightening up the area with exercise may help. It’s unclear whether weight loss will help. In this case, your doctor may recommend an invasive procedure. Also known as liposculpture, lipolysis uses liposuction or heat from a laser to melt away fat and contour the skin. In most cases, a local anesthetic is all that’s needed during lipolysis to treat a double chin. Lipolysis only treats fat. It doesn’t remove excess skin or increase skin’s elasticity. Side effects of lipolysis may include: swelling, bruising, and pain.
By inserting very fine, hair-thin, disposable, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points on the face, there is a rush of blood circulation to the specific areas. The skin becomes nourished, oxygenated and moisturized, from the inside out. When there is more circulation, the body produces more collagen and this, in turn, gives the skin more tightness & elasticity.