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Get rid of your double chin – Our non-invasive treatments

The dreaded double chin. It can lurk beneath our smiles in photos, cast a shadow during video calls, and leave us feeling self-conscious about our profile. But what exactly is a double chin, and why does it appear? More importantly, how to get rid of your double chin? At Sisä Skincare we offer treatments to minimise its appearance and reclaim a sharper jawline.

The Double Chin Revealed: A Breakdown of the Bump

A double chin, medically known as submental fullness, is a visible fullness beneath the jawline. It can be caused by several factors, including:

  • Fat Accumulation: Excess fat deposits under the chin can create a noticeable bulge. This can be due to overall weight gain or genetic predisposition to fat storage in that area.
  • Loose Skin: As we age, our skin loses elasticity. This can cause the skin under the chin to sag, creating a double chin appearance even if there’s not a significant amount of fat present.
  • Muscle Laxity: The platysma muscle, located in the neck, helps to define the jawline. With age, this muscle can weaken and lose tone, contributing to a double chin.
  • Genetics: Some people are naturally predisposed to having a fuller lower face or a weaker jawline, making them more likely to develop a double chin.

Who Gets a Double Chin?

Anyone can develop a double chin, regardless of weight or age. However, certain factors can increase your risk:

  • Being Overweight or Obese: While not everyone with a double chin is overweight, excess weight can contribute to submental fullness.
  • Age: Loss of skin elasticity is a natural part of aging, making people more prone to developing a double chin later in life.
  • Family History: If your parents or siblings have a double chin, you’re more likely to develop one as well.

The Double Chin Dilemma: Beyond Aesthetics

While a double chin is primarily a cosmetic concern, it can sometimes be a sign of an underlying medical condition. Sleep apnea, a condition where breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep, can be associated with a double chin.

If you’re concerned about your double chin, particularly if you experience other symptoms like daytime sleepiness or snoring, it’s important to consult with a doctor to rule out any underlying health issues.

Combating the Bump: Strategies for a Sharper Jawline

There’s no magic bullet for eliminating a double chin, but several strategies can help minimize its appearance:

  • Healthy Weight Management: Maintaining a healthy weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise can reduce overall fat deposits, potentially reducing the fullness under the chin.
  • Facial Exercises: While not a guaranteed solution, specific facial exercises that target the jawline muscles can help improve tone and definition. However, consistency is key, and results may be subtle.
  • Chin-Up Contouring Products: Topical creams and gels containing ingredients like caffeine or certain peptides may offer some temporary tightening or lifting effect. However, the evidence for their long-term effectiveness is limited.

Considering Non-Invasive Treatments

For those seeking a more targeted approach, at Sisä Skincare, we offer non-invasive treatments to get rid of your double chin. Our most popular treatment is Morpheus8, it offers a non-surgical option for addressing a double chin. It combines microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) technology:

  • Microneedling: Tiny needles create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing response, stimulating collagen production.
  • Radiofrequency Energy: The RF energy delivers heat deep into the tissue layers. This heat can promote collagen production, tighten underlying structures, and potentially stimulate some degree of fat cell breakdown.

By stimulating collagen production and potentially tightening the skin, Morpheus8 can help improve the appearance of a double chin. It can also address other concerns like wrinkles, loose skin, and sun damage.

Contact us to consult our registered nurse to discuss if Morpheus8 is right for you and to develop a personalised treatment plan. We can also address any questions you may have about risks, side effects, and expected results.