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Double Chin - How Derma Treatments Can Help Treat It?

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Dr.Venu Kumari 93% (1870ratings)
MD - Venereology and Leprosy, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Dermatologist, Hyderabad  •  15years experience
Double Chin - How Derma Treatments Can Help Treat It?

Double Chin, also referred to as submental fat is a common feature among people. It is often associated with weight gain, though it can also get developed among those, who are not overweight. With age, humans tend to lose their skin’s natural elasticity. Weight fluctuations, natural pulling and stretching, facial cartilage deterioration as well as wear out of the bones, along with accumulation of fat, make the skin slack. This fat ultimately pools right under the chin, giving rise to double chin.

No person’s body fat is distributed in the same way but if you are heavily built, then it’s quite normal that you would have a larger face. In these scenarios, when there is genuine accumulation of submental fat deposit and not the case of having extra skin, maintenance of diet and exercise are considered to be the non-invasive ways to reduce double chin.

We take a look at some of the derma treatments for getting rid of double chin.

Derma Treatment Options For Treating Double Chin
There are various treatment options in dermatology, which would help people in getting rid of double chin. People with double chin get affected from poor self-confidence, primarily because of the appearance it gives to their profile. They feel hesitated in giving their photographs for any official purpose, as there is a sense of shame in them due to their appearance.

All these hesitations out of double skin can be withered away by going through the following methods of treatment in dermatology. They include:

  1. Kybella: Kybella, the generic brand name of deoxycholic acid which is a man made form of a substance, the human body makes to absorb fats. Kybella is a non-surgical way aimed at reducing moderate to severe fat deposits by way of injections on the upper half of the neck, which is the area for ‘double chin’. It is the artificially synthesized form of deoxycholic acid, which helps to destroy the fat cells in and around the area of the neck, where it is injected. The molecules, which are naturally occurring in nature, eats away at the fat deposits and hence lead to the reduction of hanging double chin to a great extent. The number of injections and total time for treatment would vary depending on the extent of problem in patients. Usually 4-6 treatments are required to achieve the desired outcome.
  2. Cool Sculpting CoolMini: CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body treatment which helps to mould the areas of body and thus get back its original shape. The usage of a new applicator, known as the CoolMini, allows patients to get rid of their double chins right away. It eliminates unwarranted fat through the use of cryptotherapy. This procedure involves the usage of non-invasive applicator, which in turn delivers controlled cooling to the surface of the skin, thus freezing fat cells to the point, where they get destructed. It is a treatment which lasts for 15 minutes and usually gives a kind of pinching and suctioning sensation, which are a little uncomfortable in nature.
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