Fiji Skin & Laser Clinic News
22nd Aug 2022
Can I loose fat under my chin? – Double chin removal
One of the biggest questions we get asked is how do I get rid of my double chin and what is double chin removal? The term ‘double chin’ was widely linked to just being overweight however, there are many other causes as we will cover below. We all crave for more naturally contoured cheeks and jawline without looking ‘overdone.’ The industry technology has advanced that far now that there are nonsurgical options to give significant non surgical facelifts with zero downtime.
What Are The Causes Of A Double Chin?
A double chin can be caused by the increase of fat and loose skin located on the neck, jawline and chin. This gives the appearance of two or even three chins. Not only does fat play a role in why we can get double chins but the general process of ageing can be another reason. As we age, the fat pads move down the face with gravity. The skin is like the bra of the face holding all the fat pads up. As we age we lose collagen & elastin in the skin which is less able to hold the fat pads in place. This causes the look of excess skin and saggy skin! These fat pads slide down the face as we age creating less defined cheekbones and eventually fall into the jawline and chin area with gravity.
Loss of collagen and elastin also causes lax skin. We start to lose collagen and elastin from 25 years. Therefore, to prevent the risk of ‘double chins’ we would start maintenance treatments early rather than later, prevention is better than cure! We lose approximately 1-2% of collagen every year from the age of 25 years. This is why we also recommend our skin supplements to compliment clinical skin tightening treatments and fat destroying treatments. Collagen loss is accelerated once we hit menopause, at menopause ladies lose 33% of collagen and elastin at once!
If you are concerned about your double chin from what you feel is an early age, then we recommend treatments now to eliminate any excess fat in the area. The treatments also tighten the skin and prevent it from developing further. We can even perform a non surgical facelift in you lunch hour!
Why do I have a double chin when I’m skinny?
We meet many slim and young clients which are distressed and confused about why they have a double chin. Many have even considered going under the knife for a facelift! Genetics definitely play a role in the cause of your ‘double chin’, as fat may naturally be distributed in the chin and neck area. There are many contributing factors that can all create an undefined jawline and chin.
More recently, studies have shown that our posture also has a massive impact on our “Turkey Neck.” Post COVID, many of us are spending even more time hunched over our laptops in poor postural positions at home. Research has shown that young teenagers/adults now have early onset signs of spinal curvature. This is due to poor posture spending endless hours looking down at their mobiles. Spending endless hours looking down at laptops and mobiles is naturally going to create a more significant double chin. This can then be made more obvious with any excess weight. This poor posture & increased hours spent on Zoom looking at ourselves, has caused clients to take action. We all want to “look snatched” which is created by contouring cheekbones and sculpting jawlines.
How long does it take for double chin removal
We perform non surgical facelifts without the need for double chin removal surgery. We have the choice of two treatments, we use the Morpheus8 (radio frequency microneedling) which Judy Murray, Kim Kardashian and Amanda Holden use. As well as the latest medical pain free HIFU technology. It visibly tightens lax skin by stimulating more collagen and elastin whilst destroying fat cells. Once the fat cells are destroyed they are gone for good.
Both Morpheus8 & HIFU are very popular as they tighten the skin at the same time as permanently breaking down fat cells. Clients are left with less loose skin, contoured cheekbones, smaller pores, fewer fine lines & wrinkles. We always recommend clients start with an Observ skin analysis & consultation to discuss which treatment would be most suitable. The main differences are personal preferences, down time and comfort levels. They both work at around 4-5mm targeting the SMAS layer to shrink wrap the face, destroy fat under the chin and dramatically tighten the skin.
It is important to note than we only use fat removal setting on and around the jowl and chin area. Different settings are used on the rest of the face to tighten the upper layers of skin. Alongside tightening skin and destroying fat cells, these treatment also significantly reduces fine lines, open pores and lift hooded eyes.
Our HIFU is pain-free unlike traditional older versions of HIFU, there is also zero down time and no needles or scalpels required! Clients only need between 1-3 treatments max which may be spaced approx 4 weeks apart. Top ups may only be required every 12- 18 months depending on client’s needs. This treatment is suitable for all skin of colour as well.
With Morpheus8 the down time is variable depending on the settings used. Some clients have minimal downtime whereas some clients may experience down time for up to 5-7 days. Gold plated ultra fine needles are used to create tine holes in the skin, numbing cream is applied for comfort. We recommend a course of 3 treatments 3-5 weeks apart for optimum results. A maintenance treatments should be topped up every 12-24 months depending on age and concern. We can treat skin of colour safely also.
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