Double Chin Reduction

Anyone who has ever taken a selfie knows that we look better when the camera is held above the eye level. This is because the chin is often the giveaway region for weight gain or sagging when it shows up as a double chin. Let us get into the details of how we can address the double chin problem.

What causes a double chin?

Often, any person with a double chin thinks that it is because of fat deposition. When many times, fat is to blame, the double chin can also be seen in relatively thin or fit individuals when they have a small chin or after weight loss when there is sagging of skin.

During the consultation, the dermatologist will try and understand which type of double chin is present before recommending treatment. In some patients, we can also see a combination of problems, so the solutions also have to combine.

How can we deal with the double chin caused by weight gain?

The spot treatment of double chin caused by fat deposition is simple and effective. However, patients will be encouraged to follow a healthy lifestyle and diet to get the best results.

A medicine called deoxycholate is effective in the treatment of localized deposits of fat. In this treatment, small quantities of deoxycholate are injected into the problem area so that the fat is melted inside the cells, and then removed naturally through the lymphatic circulation of the body.

This treatment can also be used over the stomach fat, saddlebag areas and outer thighs to help reduce the fat layers. The treatment provides uniform and long term improvement in the figure.

What does the procedure involve?

After cleansing the skin, the dermatologist applies a numbing cream to the treatment area. Then the deoxycholate medicine is injected into the fat using very fine needles called mesoneedles. The treatment is quick and takes only 5 to 10 mins. Post-treatment, cooling or ice is applied to the area to help to reduce discomfort, if any. The patient can return to work in 1 hour after the procedure.

How long does it take to see results?

Treatments are repeated 3 to 4 times at monthly intervals. Usually, improvement is seen after the second session and maximum improvement is seen 6 weeks after the final session.

Are there any side effects?

The treatment is well tolerated by most patients. However, some patients experience swelling and pain for 2 to 4 days post-treatment. This resolves with mild pain killers.

How can we deal with the double chin caused by a small chin?

In some people, the appearance of the double chin is not because of the fat, but because of the deficient chin. This is very common in the Indian population. Here, the treatment focuses on improving the chin-length using dermal fillers. In such people, the appearance of double chin is much worse in the profile pics.

What does the procedure involve?

The dermal filler is injected into the chin and jawline to make it look stronger and to define the jawline. The procedure takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete. The patient can return to work immediately.

How long does it take to see results?

Dermal fillers show immediate improvement in the appearance of the double chin. Most brides and grooms do this treatment just weeks before their wedding to improve their photographs. Read More

How can we deal with the double chin caused by skin loosening and sagging?

Because the chin is the lowest part of the face, most of the sagging of the skin happens here. The sagging skin appears like a double chin. This type of double chin can be treated with thread lift or radiofrequency tightening. Read More

How long does it take to see results?

Results can be seen immediately after the procedure, and the improvement continues till 6 to 8 weeks post-procedure.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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The spot treatment of double chin caused by fat deposition is a simple and effective treatment. However, patients will be encouraged to follow a healthy lifestyle and diet to get the optimum results.

A medicine called deoxycholate is effective in the treatment of localised deposits of fat. In this treatment, small quantities of deoxycholate are injected into the problem area so that the fat is melted inside the cells, and then removed naturally through the lymphatic circulation of the body.

This treatment can also be used over the stomach fat, saddle bag areas and outer thighs to help reduce the fat layers. The treatment provides uniform and long term improvement in the figure.

After cleansing the skin, the dermatologist applies a numbing cream over the treatment area. Then the dexoycholate medicine is injected into the fat using very fine needles called mesoneedles. The treatment is quick and takes only 5 to 10 mins. Post treatment, cooling or ice is applied to the area to help to reduce discomfort if any. The patient can return to work in 1 hour after the procedure.

Treatments are repeated 3 to 4 times at monthly intervals. Usually improvement is seen after the second session and maximum improvement is seen 6 weeks after the final session.

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