Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin Once and for All

Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin Once and for All

It’s true a double chin can appear if you weigh more than you should or don’t exercise. But for many people, age, genetics, and other factors cause an extra layer of fat to accumulate under their natural chin line, causing a double chin. 

This submental fullness can make you look larger than you are, adding pounds to your appearance and making you feel self-conscious. What’s more? This stubborn pocket of fat is one of the most challenging types of fat to shed — especially if you’re at or near your ideal body weight.

At Chrysolite Aesthetics in Houston, Texas, Dr. Rawan Abu-Zeitoon and our care team are committed to helping you look and feel your best, regardless of what’s causing your double chin. That’s why we use the latest aesthetic treatments to help you say goodbye to your double chin once and for all. 

Here’s what you need to know about our noninvasive treatment options for problematic submental fullness.

How can I ditch my double chin for good?

At Chrysolite Aesthetics, we offer several nonsurgical solutions to help you ditch your double chin: injectable Kybella® and energy-based CoolSculpting® or VelaShape®

Option A: Injectable Kybella

Kybella is the only FDA-approved cosmetic injectable that permanently reduces fat cells under your chin, leaving you with a sleeker profile. It works using a naturally occurring molecule called deoxycholic acid, which helps break down and digest dietary fat. 

When your Chrysolite Aesthetics provider injects Kybella into your submental fat, this acid breaks it down and destroys the fat cells, which are then removed through your lymphatic system with other cellular waste. 

Each session takes between 15-20 minutes, and sessions are scheduled about four weeks apart until you complete the prescribed series. After your injections, you may notice some numbness, tenderness, or swelling after treatments, which usually resolves in a week or so.

Everyone’s needs vary slightly based on their physique, but most patients get the results they want after 2-6 treatments. Since you shouldn’t receive more than six treatments, that means you’ll say goodbye to the dreaded double chin in six months or fewer!

Option B: Nonsurgical body contouring 

CoolSculpting and VelaShape help you ditch your double chin by using energy-based technology that kills fat cells without harming the surrounding skin and tissues or the risky side effects of plastic surgery. 

CoolSculpting works by freezing the fat cells at your chin line, causing them to die, while VelaShape uses infrared light, vacuum suction, and radiofrequency energy to heat and destroy fat cells while boosting your natural production of collagen and elastin to tighten your skin. 

Sessions are short and can fit into your lunch hour. Plus, with no downtime or recovery period required, you can go back to work or your other normal activities as soon as your treatment session is through. 

Once Dr. Abu-Zeitoon destroys these fat cells, your body won’t grow new ones. This means your results from CoolSculpting or VelaShape are permanent as long as you maintain your body weight and healthy lifestyle. 

Although your results are permanent, they aren’t immediate. It takes up to 12 weeks after your treatment sessions for you to see maximum results since your body’s lymphatic system must remove the destroyed cells, as with Kybella injections. 

Results may vary based on your starting point and goals, however both VelaShape and CoolSculpting are effective at targeting tough-to-lose submental fullness. In fact, patients lose about 20% of the fat in the treatment area after each CoolSculpting session.

Am I eligible for double chin treatments?

To determine if you’re eligible for nonsurgical body contouring to treat your double chin, Dr. Abu-Zeitoon first reviews your medical history and overall current health to make certain you’re a good candidate. 

Keep in mind that CoolSculpting, VelaShape, and Kybella aren’t weight-loss treatments, so good candidates should be at or near their healthy body weight (body mass index [BMI] <30). In addition, Dr. Abu-Zeitoon also verifies that you have realistic expectations about treatment and are committed to continuing a healthy lifestyle and maintaining your body weight. 

Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have a bleeding disorder, have difficulty swallowing, are planning to have surgery near/in the neck or chin, or have a history of neck/chin surgery are not eligible for Kybella injections. 

For patients with other areas of stubborn fat, Dr. Abu-Zeitoon may suggest additional body contouring sessions to help you achieve your goal shape. VelaShape and CoolSculpting can both be used to target pockets of fat in the following areas:

Learn more about how you can say goodbye to your double chin for good by scheduling an appointment online or over the phone at Chrysolite Aesthetics in Houston. 

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