What is a Double Chin?
A double chin is a term used to refer to excess fat in the submental area (under the chin). This extra layer of fat can be very frustrating because you don’t have to be overweight or obese to develop it. A double chin can make you feel heavier, older and less attractive. Shedding this weight naturally can be very difficult to do, especially since diet and exercise don’t target submental fat. If you’ve ever cringed at the sight of a photo of yourself because of the double chin look, then an aesthetic treatment may be the best option for you.
What are the Causes?
Double chins may be caused by a few different factors, age being the most common. As we grow older, our skin starts to lose elasticity. This can lead to the appearance of extra, saggy skin that contributes to a double chin. Even though weight gain is not a cause of this issue, it can contribute. Diets high in calories, processed foods and unhealthy fats can influence the weight that is gained in the submental area. Genes also play a role as well; if you have a family history of skin laxity or double chins, you are more likely to develop one. Lastly, poor posture can weaken the muscles of the chin and neck. Skin loses its elasticity when the chin and neck muscles are not used.
How Laser Aesthetic can Correct Double Chin
One of the most effective treatments for double chins is CoolSculpting®.* CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive laser treatment that freezes stubborn fat cells.* Using CoolSculpting®’s submental applicator, we can address your chin and neckline. Results are usually seen after 1-2 treatments and there is little to no downtime.* With this non-invasive, non-surgical treatment, you can reduce unwanted fat under your chin, contour your neck and define your jawline.* To learn more about CoolSculpting®, click here.
Schedule a Free Consultation in Merrimack Valley
If you’re interested in CoolSculpting® submental treatments, request a free consultation at Laser Aesthetic in Methuen, MA. During your consultation, we will determine if CoolSculpting® Submental can help you and the treatment plan you’ll need. To schedule your free consultation, fill out the request form on our site or give us a call at (978) 685-2737.