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WHAT IS DOUBLE CHIN
Double chin is medically know as submental fat. It is very common where a layer of fat forms below your chin. The thickness of the fat determines how thick or big the double chin is.
CAUSES OF DOUBLE CHIN
Weight – When your weight increases, the fat cells under your chin increase in size too. Hence, making your double chin thicker and bigger.
Age – With aging, comes loose skin and saggy skin. The elasticity of neck skin decreases with age, causing definition of the chin less defined.
Posture – If you seldom move your neck, for eg, sitting down a lot. This may cause neck muscles to atrophy and make double chin looks thicker.
Genetics – If you are genetically prone to have loose skin and thick submental fat. Then most likely you will have them.
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HOW TO PREVENT DOUBLE CHIN
Weight Management – Reducing the pounds is so important for preventing double chin. So, shed the fat cells now. Of course there are many ways to reduce weight, such as diet, exercises and more.
Neck muscle exercises – Extend your neck upwards, facing the ceiling and hold there for 10 secs and relax back down. Repeat the exercise for 10 times. Or stick your tongue out as much as possible and hold there for 10 secs, repeat for 10 times.
Improve your posture – Do not look down too long on your computers or phone. Walk around exercising your neck at least 10 times a day.
EXERCISES FOR DOUBLE CHIN
TREATMENTS THAT CAN BE DONE
Mesotherapy – injecting potent fat melting medication to the area can reduce the fat cells. But this mode of treatment can take more than 5 – 10 sessions to see results.
Accusculpt laser liposysis (face sculpting) – The inserting a small laser probe, the fat cells are melted and destroyed, double chin can be resolved in one session. The 1444nm wavelength laser can also tighten the skin, making this treatment effective is treating double chin for both fat and loose skin.
Ultherapy – Ultherapy is FDA approved for skin lifting at neck region. Because Ultherapy has DEEPSEE technology that allows doctors to visualise up to 8mm beneath the skin, doctors can utilise this advantage to target both fat cells and tighten the skin at the same time. This can be done in one session. If you prefer a non surgical treatment with no down time, this is the treatment of choice.
What is Double Chin
Causes of Double Chin
How to Prevent Double Chin
Exercises for Double Chin
Treatments that Can be Done
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