WHAT IS A DOUBLE CHIN?
A double chin, also known as submental fat, is the excess fat, sagging skin or fullness that develops underneath the chin. Often it can create an unbalanced look, and for some people, submental fat can make them feel older, heavier and less attractive.
WHAT CAUSES DOUBLE CHINS?
The causes of a double chin will vary, but it’s usually caused by excess weight, genetics, age, lack of laxity in the skin or a combination of these issues. Where your body stores stubborn fat is often genetic. For some people, fat is stored in the submental area regardless of diet and exercise.
Another factor is age. Unwanted fat becomes harder to get rid of as we get older and when you combine this fact with the effect of diminishing collagen in the skin, an unwanted double chin can become a major concern. Fullness underneath the jawline can limit clothing choices and seriously affect self-esteem.
HOW CAN I REDUCE SUBMENTAL FULLNESS?
Two of the most popular treatments for reducing double chins are CoolSculpting and Kybella.* CoolSculpting is a non-invasive laser treatment that freezes away fat.* At Bare Medical Spa + Laser Center, we address the chin area easily and effectively. Once stubborn fat cells are specifically targeted and damaged, they are eventually removed from the body through a natural process.* There is zero downtime involved, so you can schedule an appointment and return to your normal routine immediately.
Kybella is a non-surgical treatment that involves injections of deoxycholic acid (a naturally occurring molecule in the body) into the submental area. Deoxycholic acid breaks down fat cells and limits future fat storage.* Both of these treatments specifically target fat cells and do not harm the surrounding skin or tissue.