A double chin, also know as submental fat, is a layer of excess fat that accumulates underneath the chin. You may notice this when moving your head back, looking down, or from your side profile. Whilst a double chin is most prevalent in people who are overweight, you can still have a double chin if you are slim and maintain a healthy lifestyle. This is because you cannot spot reduce fat, and your genetics play a huge part in where your fat is stored.
A double chin is a common concern and insecurity for many people. It may even make you consider having expensive and painful surgical treatments such as chin liposuction to eliminate it permanently. However, this condition does not need such drastic measures. At Simply Clinics, there are a couple of treatments which can dramatically improve the appearance of a double chin. Aqualyx fat dissolving injections is our latest fat reduction treatment. Consisting of a series of injections, Aqualyx gets to work instantly by breaking down the fat cells in a small, targeted area.
Similarly, at our Shepherds Bush clinic, we have a smaller attachment for our 3D Lipo machine which is effective at reducing excess fat in the chin area. Using the process of cryolipolysis, this treatment works by freezing the excess fat cells, causing them to die off and be removed from the body shortly after the treatment. Dermal fillers can also be used carefully to add definition to the lower half of the face. Jawline filler and chin filler can be very effective at improving the appearance of a weaker chin, which in turn can make a double chin less prominent.