What are Possible Double Chin Treatments?
Do you want a sharp jaw line? Well, we all crave to have a chiseled jaw line and no fat underneath chin. We do asanas, neck & chin exercises, use face masks and what not to get rid of that double chin. Exercises may do a little good to tone the muscles under the chin, but it may not be the case for all. Also, you must repeat all the exercises 10 to 15 times a day for visible results.
Double chin is a condition resulting due to the accumulation of fat below the chin. It forms an extra layer of fat that appears like a chin below the chin. Due to poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyle it has become a common condition today. It is also associated with weight gain and sometimes family history.
Here we list some common factors that may cause double chin:
Unhealthy Diet:- What we eat plays a major role in how our bodies change. Indulging in poor eating habits like intake of junk food, alcohol, fried food items that surpass the minimum calorie requirement can cause weight gain and double chin.
Aging: As we age our skin starts losing its elasticity. As a result of which we experience sagging and loosening of the skin with age. This also affects the area below chin.
Genes: Heredity is something we don't have control on and any how we inherit the problems from our family history. Double chin can also be a result of genetic disorder. It can be effectively cured only with medical treatment.
Poor Posture: Our body posture impacts our bones and muscles. A poor posture can loosen the muscles and cause double chin.
How to reduce double chin with self-care?
If you have mild issues with your double chin which may be a cause of unhealthy diet and lack of activity on daily basis, you may follow certain exercises and eating habits to get rid of it.
DIET & EXERCISES
- Divide your meals in 4-5 portions.
- Eat fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Avoid processed food items and refined grains.
- Drink a lot of water to remove toxins out of the body.
- Include daily activity like walking, jogging, climbing stairs etc.
- Perform chin exercises to target the problem area: -
- Neck rotation (left and right,up and down)
- Pucker up (kiss the sky)
- Tongue stretch
- Ball squeeze exercise
- Chewing gum
When the fat under the chin is hard to get vanish with exercises and diet changes, you are required to consult a doctor for medical treatments. Often, people with obesity, weight gain or genetic disorders are not benefitted with home remedies. To have that chiseled jaw line you can go for the following treatments: -
Lipolysis. It is a laser technology-based treatment, also called liposculpture. Under the procedure, laser energy is used to produce heat and melt away fat from the target area of the skin. It removes the fat from the area without building elasticity. Local anesthesia maybe used while treating double chin.
The patient may experience the following after effects:-
- Mild pain
Mesotherapy: It is a minimally invasive procedure in which fat dissolving compounds are injectd into the chin to target the fat cells. A series of injections may be required to see visible results. Deoxycholic acid is used in the injections to carry out the process. It involves about 20 injections per treatment to target double chin.
The patient may experience the following after effects: -
- Mild pain
- Swelling & numbness in the area
- Redness in the targeted skin area
These treatments are effective to give a desired defined look to your face, however, you must follow a healthy lifestyle and keep check on the eating habits to not let the problem return.
Dr. Jasdeep Kaur
MBBS , DDVLRead More