The steps are always the same. Find a worthwhile event, pick out a nice spot with great lighting, look into the camera and take that perfect selfie. But you look at the screen and something’s a little off. More specifically: it’s that little extra lump of fat right under the chin. It’s not always visible, but when it is, it can ruin an otherwise superb photo.
The double chin won’t hamper any of your physical movements and at its worst, it may cause some very light physical discomfort. The big problem that everyone has with the double chin is how it harms a person’s self-image. We all want to look in the mirror and be completely satisfied with what we see. This is why double chin removal treatments are so popular in modern cosmetic centers.
There are different methods you could try out, each with their own advantages and downsides. Knowing these could help you chisel out that part of your body, with as little trouble and with the best results.
The Always-Trusted Natural Method
Whenever we’re talking about health and wellness, including positive self-image, the safest way of getting results is with natural methods. If you want to get rid of the double chin, you’ll need to do enough exercising and dieting until the fat in that area is no longer there.
Now, toning the neck and the submental (the area under the chin) isn’t particularly easy. There are some exercise programs aimed at reducing the fat that makes up the double chin, but it involves a ton of intense exercising and dieting. This means putting a lot of time into your physical training, time that not everyone has.
You also need to have enough determination to keep the right diet that’ll allow the excess fat to be deteriorated. And again, like exercising, you’ll be doing a lot of waiting.
If you’re ready to sink a lot of time into the gym sessions, dieting and a generally more physically active lifestyle, then you can always try your luck with the natural method of double chin removal. Just don’t be surprised if it takes you months and the results may not be to your absolute liking.
But the advantage is that it’s the safest and healthiest way of achieving this goal, though it requires a bit more determination and patience than other methods would.
Cooling It Away
More and more people are hearing about how they can get rid of excess fat without receiving a single injection, cut or incision. The treatment that’s capable of that is Coolsculpting.
Back in the 20th century, doctors noticed how some kids had less fat in their cheeks than others. They decided to see what caused this to happen and came across something very interesting. It turns out that the kids with less fat around their mouths had been eating more popsicles than those with more fat.
After a little more testing and research, it was discovered that fat cells have a peculiar weakness to cold temperatures. When exposed to the cold long enough, the cells go through apoptosis, a process during which they die out and let the body recycle or dispose of them. This is where Coolsculpting comes in.
The entire point of the treatment is to stimulate the fat cells into apoptosis. This is accomplished by exposing that area of the body to cold temperatures through metal pads which are placed on the skin. These pump a freezing temperature of -11 degrees Celsius or 12 degrees Fahrenheit. This is cold enough that the fat cells enter apoptosis and slowly, one-by-one, begin to die out.
With Coolsculpting, practitioners are able to freeze away the fat without causing any damage to the skin or the body. This means much lighter recovery times, few to no side effects, which are painless and go away on their own in no time. Unfortunately, there is one downside to Coolsculpting that may be a turn off. Because the treatment uses your natural abilities to sculpt the body, it may take up to half a year for the final results to be visible.
Many people are perfectly happy with waiting for that long if it means avoiding injections or painful side effects. But there are also just as many people out there who can’t spare the time and want to see changes sooner.
Coolsculpting works on pretty much any part of the body, including under the chin. But there is one other treatment that’s widely referred to as the go-to double chin removal procedure.
Burn It Away Too
If Coolsculpting isn’t something you want to try because you think it takes too long, there’s always the Kybella injection. Sure, it does involve injections and it does come with slightly more side effects and longer recovery time, but it is your quicker solution to the double chin problem.
The entire treatment takes from one to three months, depending on how much fat is going to be dissolved. This may still seem like a long time, but it’s at least half of what Coolsculpting asks of you. The compound being injected is a synthetic version of the deoxycholic acid found in your stomach. It’s really good at dissolving the fat that you consume. So, if you inject the compound under the chin, it’ll melt away all that fat, leaving the neck smooth and the jawline chiselled.
The injections are super small and each session of Kybella will take around half an hour. You may need to go for 2 to 4 sessions altogether, depending on the results you’re looking for. You can find more detailed information on the intricacies of Kybella at MiracleFace MedSpa’s website. They have a lot of resources for people looking to educate themselves with the industry’s best and most effective treatments.
Don’t let a little extra fat hold you back from looking perfect in all your favorite tank tops. Dissolve that extra fat and see how much easier you feel when posing for a snap.