How to get rid of a double chin?
Are you still having trouble getting rid of your double chin? Anyone can have a double chin whether double chins run in your family, it’s a result of ageing, and even if you’re physically active. There are many ways to get rid of a double chin from short-term methods like exercise and face massages using a facial roller (like our 3-in-1 contouring facial roller) to more invasive surgical procedures like neck lifts or liposuction. If you don’t want to go under the knife and are tired of tugging at your face with facial massage tools, neck exercises, and creams that claim to get rid of a stubborn double chin forever try these three long-lasting and minimally invasive treatments to get a sculpted chin and neck.
What is it: Micro-lipo is a non-invasive facial and body sculpting treatment where a cannula, a thin suction wand the size of a pen tip, makes a micro-incision removing excess fat under the chin.
How long does it last: The results are permanent after one session and can last for up to 10 years.
Pain level: The dermatologist numbs the patient with local anaesthesia during the treatment, so it is pain-free.
Recovery time: Aftermath is typically only swelling and possible bruising that can last from five to nine days to two weeks after your session. For recovery, we recommend the patient use a compression wrap to minimize these effects.
Results will appear: Although recovery time is minimal compared to traditional liposuction, expect to see the final results within two months.
What is it: Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable that kills fat cells in unwanted areas and is very common to use for double chin (and even underarm) treatments. Made from a naturally occurring substance called deoxycholic acid, this injectable is capable of breaking down fat cells and permanently reducing their size.
How long does it last: The result is permanent. No need for future maintenance but may need anywhere from 1-6 sessions to get a drastic result.
Pain level: A dermatologist will apply a numbing agent to the target areas before giving Kybella, but there is a bit of stinging and discomfort.
Recovery time: Kybella is a quick and non-invasive treatment that you can even go on the rest of your day after your treatment. Typically there is swelling for up to two weeks.
Results will appear: The final result will appear over time as your body gets rid of the excess fat, but the outcome is a natural-looking and contoured chin and neck.
3. Radiofrequency Micro-needling
What is it: Radiofrequency micro-needling improves overall skin quality by tightening the skin and melting excess fat using an electronic pen with tiny needles. Applying a stamping motion across the skin, micro-needling stimulates growth allowing new collagen cells to grow without the risk of scarring.
How long does it last: Radiofrequency micro-needling requires multiple sessions up to four to six weeks apart.
Pain level: With topical numbing radiofrequency micro-needling is not painful at all, but you will feel vibrations from the stamping motion. At the end of your treatment, your skin may feel and look slightly sunburned, but don’t worry the stinging and redness will go away within 24-48 hours.
Recovery time: Micro-needling treatments are usually done in the office within 30 minutes to an hour. Redness may occur but will go away within 24-48 hours and the skin may peel which can fall off naturally. Be sure to check with your dermatologist for more detailed aftercare instructions before you leave your session.
Results will appear: As the treatment relies on new collagen growth expect to see final results in up to six months. You may notice an improved difference within the first two weeks after the first session.