It is likely that you or someone you know has a double chin. If you have one, then it is likely that members of your family have one as well. Unfortunately, a double chin makes you look older, it makes you look heavy, and it robs you of an attractive profile. The fact that Kybella® is as popular as it is at our medical spa in Sanford is proof of just how frustrating a double chin can be for those who have to deal with it.
The medical community refers to a double chin as submental fat. Basically, we are talking about a collection of extra tissue underneath your chin or underneath your lower jaw bone. As far as we know, there has never been an exact study that shows how many people are battling with a double chin. But a quick look around your school, your office, or while walking down the street makes it clear that it is a problem that quite a few people are facing.
Contrary to what people believe, not all double chins are created equally. The term double chin is used as a catchall term for anything extra sitting underneath the chin. However, a double chin could be caused by excess fat, excess skin, loose muscle, or a combination of the three.
As we get older, our skin loses its elasticity. This is the unfortunate result of loss of collagen, loss of hyaluronic acid, and loss of elastin. Also, as we gain weight and lose weight, the skin on our face pulls and stretches. Age leads to the breakdown of facial muscle, cartilage, and fat. All of this can leave our skin feeling lax.
You can also add into the mix the fact that many people love to spend a large amount of time in the sun. Soaking up the sun without proper skin protection does not help the end appearance of your skin. Finally, you have gravity, which is constantly pulling down on the structure of your face. All of these factors warrant a visit to our medical spa in Sanford.
If gravity and other factors are causing your skin to sag, it is going to collect underneath your chin. Young people may develop a double chin, even though their skin is healthy and has its natural buoyancy. For young people who have a double chin, the most prominent cause is submental fat.
As we mentioned before, if you have a double chin, it’s very likely that your family members do too. It is something that is hereditary. Also, if you are on the heavier side, it’s likely that you have more fat underneath your chin. It’s not always the case, but it is a safe bet that individuals with a higher body mass index are going to have a fatter face.
For some people, the secret to getting rid of their double chin is to go on a diet. It only stands to reason that if you lose weight, some of the weight that is going to disappear is going to be from underneath your chin. But it doesn’t work like that for everyone. When genetics come into play, they can cause you to accumulate fat in certain areas, regardless of how fat or how skinny you are.
How Having a Double Chin Can Affect You
If you grew up in a family where your mother or your father had a double chin, it’s likely that as a kid you noticed it and swore to yourself that when you grew up, you were never going to have that facial feature. Now, you are an adult. You look at yourself in the mirror and see that thanks to your double chin, you look a lot more like your mother or your father than you ever wanted to.
Maybe you went online and looked at some exercises that you could do that promise to make your double chin go away. And so you do the exercises, you try certain diets, you wear scarves, and you use turtlenecks, but you’re not getting the results that you want. So you are self-conscious. Because you are self-conscious, you don’t feel confident at work, you don’t feel confident at school, and you don’t feel confident trying to start relationships with other people.
That lack of confidence that comes from having just one facial feature that you do not like prevents you from accomplishing your goals. The best way to move forward in life is by visiting our medical spa in Sanford to learn about the double chin treatments we offer.
If this is how you feel, you will be happy to know that Kybella® is a treatment at our medical spa in Sanford that has helped many people make their double chin a thing of the past. This is a non-surgical treatment that is designed to pinpoint the submental fat that is giving your face that full appearance. It is safe and effective.
What about Liposuction?
Will liposuction make the submental fat disappear? Absolutely. However, there are more risks involved with having a surgical procedure as opposed to a non-surgical treatment.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure where your surgeon is going to make a small incision in the area that they are going to treat. Depending on the technique used, your surgeon will use manual means, heat, or lasers to break down the fat in the area. They will use a cannula, which is a hollow tube, to suck the fat out. Once the fat has been removed, the incision is closed, and the healing process can begin.
Liposuction has produced dramatic and positive results for those who have tried it. However, it comes at a cost. As a surgical procedure, liposuction runs many of the same risks of other surgical procedures, including uneven results, infection, and complications. Since you have had surgery done, you will need to recover. Depending on the amount of fat that is removed and the techniques used, recovery could take a considerable amount of time. Having a treatment done at our medical spa in Sanford is a much easier way to go.
The idea of having uneven results from liposuction is disconcerting at any time. However, when talking about a procedure on or near your face, the idea of having uneven results seems like a nightmare. If there are any complications, the results are going to be clear to see on your face. We are not saying that liposuction has not worked for many. It has. But many of the individuals who opt for a non-surgical treatment do so because they are looking for something that’s safer, quicker, has less downtime, and is more discreet.
Understanding Kybella® at Our Medical Spa in Sanford
This treatment is renowned as one of the most effective methods of decreasing the unwanted fat underneath your chin. As a non-surgical injection treatment, it can produce permanent results in as little as a few months after treatment. Each treatment session at our medical spa in Sanford is going to take between 15 and 20 minutes. During the treatment, a synthetic type of deoxycholic acid is used. Deoxycholic acid is something that your body naturally produces to break down dietary fats. The synthetic form of this acid is safe to use.
Research shows that more than 82 percent of people who have had this treatment done at a medical spa say that they were satisfied with their appearance after the treatment.
You need to have good health in order to get the most out of this treatment at our medical spa in Sanford. Prior to your treatment, we are going to sit down and talk with you to discuss your medical history. We will be keenly interested in hearing about any prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, or supplements that you are currently taking or that you have taken in the past. We would also like to hear about any past treatments you have undergone in an attempt to address your double chin.
This treatment is not recommended for women who are pregnant or who are breast-feeding. This treatment is going to help you the most if you have a realistic view of what it is going to do. Its purpose is to break down excess fat under your chin. If your double chin is caused by something else, for example, lose muscle or excess skin, then this treatment may not be the right one for you. During your initial consultation with us at our medical spa in Sanford, we will discuss this with you.
You will likely need multiple sessions before you start to see the results of the treatment. The number of sessions that you will need and the number of injections you will need will vary based on your personal circumstances. This is something that we will discuss with you during the initial consultation.
While the treatment does not require any downtime or recovery time, there are a few indications that your doctor will give you post-treatment. It’s your responsibility to follow these indications closely.
If you are living with a double chin and it is robbing you of your self-confidence, do something about it. You don’t just have to live with it. Nor do you need to resort to dangerous surgical procedures in order to get the results that you want. We have been helping individuals in your circumstances improve their profile and feel better about the way they look.
We invite you to see for yourself how Kybella® can work for you. Visit our Sanford medical spa and schedule an appointment. Fountain of Youth Medical & Wellness Spa in a medical spa that is conveniently located in Sanford, FL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!