What is a Double Chin?
A double chin results from an extra layer of fat developing beneath the chin.
What causes it?
From the age of 30, we produce less collagen and elastin, proteins that help our skin retain elasticity. This loss of elasticity can give the appearance of saggy skin which can contribute to a double chin.
Diet and weight
It is quite possible to have a normal or even low body weight and have a double chin, however, weight gain can certainly contribute to or cause a double chin.
If you have a family history of inelastic skin or double chin you are more likely to develop one yourself.
Poor posture can weaken the muscles of the neck and chin. This weakening can cause decreased elasticity of the overlying skin, contributing to the development of a double chin.
What treatment can I get?
There are a number of treatments available depending on the cause or causes of your double chin. Obviously, if you become a strict vegan and take up Iron Man training it is likely that any fat reserves in your body will decrease. I'm assuming you haven't decided on this route.
Double Chin Fat Dissolving Injections in Dublin
Aqualyx is a non-surgical fat dissolving injection treatment. The procedure uses a solution of deoxycholic acid, a substance naturally found in the gallbladder. It locally emulsifies fat which is then metabolised away by the body. Sometimes one treatment is enough, however, usually 2 to 3 sessions are required depending on the amount of fat to be dissolved. There is some transient swelling in the treated area as the body metabolises the dissolved fat cells. The effect tends to be long term unless you put on weight etc. The treatment cost starts at €200 or €500 for 3 sessions.
Profhilo is an injectable moisturiser which increases hydration and decreases laxity by promoting collagen and elastin production. It is helpful in combination with fat dissolving injections and in situations where skin laxity is a significant issue. I have written a separate blog about it. It is usually given in two treatments a month apart. Price starts at €300 in my Dublin clinic.
Jawline / Chin Augmentation
This involves using filler to buttress or contour the jawline. The effect of this to pull on the skin which can reduce jowls and a double chin. This takes about 30 minutes and the price depends on the number of ml of filler used, but usually costs in the region of €500-600.
This is a quite effective treatment but has some disadvantages. Firstly, it is an operative procedure which involves an incision. The cost is high and there is significant downtime. It is a good solution for those who do not mind these factors though.
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I perform several different treatments including Anti-Wrinkle Injections, Lip, Cheek and Jaw Fillers, Profhilo and Fat Dissolving Injections. Feel free to make an inquiry or have a free consultation.