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Concerned About a Double Chin?

Address your chin concerns with treatments at Skin Medical

What Causes a Double Chin?

Genetics play a significant role in determining how and where our bodies store fat. Some people may be genetically predisposed to accumulating fat under the chin, making them more prone to developing a double chin even at a healthy weight.

Weight Gain is another primary cause of submental fat. When individuals gain excess weight, fat cells can accumulate in various areas of the body, including under the chin, leading to the formation of a double chin.

Ageing also contributes to the development of a double chin. As we age, our skin gradually loses elasticity, and the muscles in the neck and chin area weaken, resulting in sagging skin and the appearance of a double chin. Changes in hormonal levels and the redistribution of fat deposits that occur with age can exacerbate the problem.

At Skin Medical, Dr Sabika Karim offers a range of treatments to address double chins, tailored to your individual needs and goals. Contact our team today to learn how we can help you achieve a more defined and contoured jawline.

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How do we treat a double chin?

Fortunately, several medical procedures are available to help combat a double chin and improve the appearance of the jawline and neck.

These treatments target the underlying fat deposits and/or tighten the skin in the chin and neck area. Some of the most common procedures include fat freezing (cryolipolysis), injectables containing deoxycholic acid, fat-dissolving injections, and radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening.

Cool Sculpting (Cryolipolysis)

Fat freezing, also known as cryolipolysis, is a non-invasive procedure that targets and freezes fat cells beneath the skin. During the treatment, a device is applied to the area under the chin, delivering controlled cooling to freeze and destroy fat cells without damaging the surrounding tissue. Over time, the body naturally eliminates the damaged fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in the appearance of a double chin.

Fat Dissolving Injections

Fat dissolving injections such Aqualyx, Belkyra and by often containing a combination of phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate (PCDC), offer another effective option for reducing submental fat. These injections are administered directly into the fat tissue under the chin, where they work to break down fat cells, which are then naturally metabolised and eliminated by the body.

Fat dissolving injections containing phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate (PCDC) should only be administered by qualified healthcare professionals like Dr. Sabika Karim. Common side effects may include swelling, bruising, tenderness, or discomfort at the injection site, which usually disappear within a few days.

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More treatments for Double Chin

Needling Radiofrequency (Secret RF)

RF treatments are typically comfortable and require no downtime, making them a convenient option for individuals with busy lifestyles. Radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening is generally safe and well-tolerated when performed by a trained practitioner like Dr. Sabika Karim. Common side effects may include temporary redness, swelling, or mild discomfort during or after the procedure, which typically resolve quickly. Serious complications are rare but can include burns, blistering, or changes in skin pigmentation if the treatment parameters are not properly adjusted or if the device is not used correctly.

Silhouette Soft

The Silhouette Soft thread lift is a unique treatment with a dual effect. It enhances instantly, and regenerates gradually. When it comes to treating the visible signs of ageing, there are many options. But there’s only one that instantly corrects sagging skin, with results that last up to 24 months.


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Double Chin Treatment Overview


Technical specification:

Which Brands? We only use premium HA Brands
Who do you have the treatment with? Dr Sabika Karim
When will see results?You will see an immediate result
How much does it cost? ££ - £££
Do I need a consultation?A consultation is compulsory for all treatments

Frequently Asked Questions

All of the questions you need to ask about Double Chin

Which Treatment is Best for Double Chin?

The best treatment for a double chin depends on the cause, severity, and individual preferences. Common treatments include deoxycholic acid injections, CoolSculpting, liposuction, radiofrequency treatments, and non-surgical options like exercises and topical creams. Dr. Sabika Karim can help you determine the most suitable approach for your needs.

Can I Use CoolSculpting to Tighten Up My Double Chin?

The longevity of results depends on the depth of the peel, skincare routine, sun protection practices, and individual skin characteristics. Generally, superficial peels require regular maintenance treatments every few months, while deeper peels provide more long-lasting results with less frequent touch-ups required.

What Exercises Can I Use to Get Rid of a Double Chin?

Several exercises can help strengthen and tone the muscles in the neck and jaw area, potentially reducing the appearance of a double chin. These exercises include chin lifts, neck stretches, and tongue stretches. Incorporating these exercises into your routine can help enhance the results of other treatments.

Will a Non-Surgical Facelift Help with My Double Chin?

A non-surgical facelift, which may include procedures like radiofrequency treatments or thread lifting, can help improve skin laxity and contouring in the lower face and neck region. These treatments can provide a lifted and more defined appearance.

Do Double-Chin Creams Work?

While some topical creams claim to reduce the appearance of a double chin by tightening the skin or promoting fat metabolism, their effectiveness is often limited. Results from these creams can vary, and they may not provide significant or long-lasting improvement. Dr. Sabika Karim can recommend more effective treatments to address your concerns.

How to Lose Neck Fat Overnight?

It’s important to note that losing fat overnight is not realistic or safe. Healthy and sustainable methods for reducing neck fat include maintaining a balanced diet, staying hydrated, regular exercise (including cardiovascular and strength training), adequate sleep, and avoiding excessive alcohol consumption. Quick-fix solutions are unlikely to yield long-term results and may pose health risks.

How Much Does It Cost to Treat My Double Chin?

The cost of treating a double chin varies depending on the chosen method. For personalised advice and to explore the best treatment options for your double chin, contact our team today and let us help you achieve a more defined and contoured jawline.

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