What Causes A Double Chin?
One of the worst physical changes men and women experience with age is the gradual appearance of a double chin. As stubborn fat accumulates directly under the chin, it creates what is known as a double chin. While some may see it as a minor flaw in the grand scheme of things, excess and sagging fat around the jawline and chin can risk harming your entire self-esteem by aging the focal part of your appearance – your face.
How Do I Get Rid of My Double Chin?
Currently, there are a few product options on the market that claim to help with double chins. At best, these methods may temporarily camouflage the area by slightly tightening the skin to give the area a lift, like chin masks for sleeping. However, the results are quite minimal and only last a few hours, not to mention, most people don’t have the time or patience to practice chin exercises every day.
There are some that will resort to more invasive procedures like surgery. There are different options for surgery, but all options are invasive. This can create some unwanted risks, even if it is classified as a minor surgery. Most would like to avoid the scars, downtime, medications and other health risks associated with going under the knife. For those who want a chiselled jawline without the heavy price tag and long recovery time, Skin Vitality is discussing the top 3 treatments available to sculpt your chin.
CoolSculpting® Double Chin Removal
The CoolMini™ applicator is designed with the CoolSculpting® technology to reduce your double chin with no surgery, downtime, or needles. CoolSculpting® gets rid of fat without going under the knife. The treatment works by suctioning to your chin and freezing the fat in the area. CoolSculpting® is designed to permanently destroy your fat cells, which dissolve over the 2-3 months following your appointment. To learn more about this revolutionary treatment, watch the video below:
Juvéderm® Chin Filler for A Defined Jawline
Jawline filler is placed along where the natural jawline is or would be, typically with a cannula, and it eliminates gets the appearance of a round, undefined face. Chin filler may not sound as exciting as getting lip or cheek filler but this treatment is actually one of our most sought after treatments as of recently. It has gained popularity as facial contouring becomes a normality for most. It can help optimize the lower third of the face. If someone is interested in creating the desirable heart-shaped face, our injectors recommend combining Cheek and Jawline filler for the most t optimal results.
The chin is one of the central pillars of the face, so if someone’s chin is out of proportion, the rest of the face can look “off.” From an aesthetic perspective, symmetry is key so a small chin can accentuate your nose and weaken your jawline, while a much larger chin has the potential to make you look angry.
We all lose some bone as we age, and as our jawbone shrinks, we start to notice jowls and saggy necks. Envision a collapsing tent pole—if we put the tent pole back into place, the tent will smooth out.” She explains that filler can be placed on the underside of the chin to elongate the chin and thus, help with jawline definition. Injecting filler to the anterior part of the chin will also help to support the jowls and prevent a frowning or angry down-turning of the lip muscles
Juvéderm® Cheek Filler
The major advantage to cheek fillers is that they raise the volume of the area above and around your cheekbones. This provides the illusion of a more defined bone structure by defining your cheekbones. By injecting volume under your skin layer, cheek fillers can also smooth out any wrinkles and fine lines within the area. Chin filler can make a face seem more symmetrical by helping your natural features to crease that perfect, sharp, upside down triangle shape, also known as the “the golden triangle” ratio.
Cheek filler is usually injected with a small needle in three separate marks on the highest part of the cheekbone in order to lift the face and give the appearance of naturally contoured cheekbones. After injection, you will be able to see some of the results immediately. You can get back to your life immediately after the treatment, although it will take a day or two for the filler to settle into its position on your face.
Some Additional Benefits of Cheek and Jawline Filler:
- All fillers can be performed in a medical clinic and do not require anesthesia
- Recovery for fillers is quick, and most patients can get right back to work or their busy schedule afterwards
- Fillers last for months to years, but the result isn’t permanent, so if you change your mind about them, you aren’t stuck with the result
- Fillers carry a very low risk of serious complications or infection
- Dermal fillers can be modified after insertion; you can add more filler to the area until you have achieve your desired results
- Fillers are less expensive than invasive surgery, and they have the ability to make your features appear more defined