Addressing a Double Chin with Fat Dissolving Injections

Men and women alike are both bothered with the appearance of a double chin. Although sometimes a double chin is simply a matter of genetics, having a double chin can give patients the appearance that they are older or heavier than they truly are. Many patients come to Dr. Selina Clinics in London, UK to address the concerns they have with their double chin. There are two ways to fix a double chin for good. The first method is to use fat dissolving injections. Kybella is the first FDA approved medication to reduce the amount of fat cells within the body. These fat dissolving injections are made up of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that works to dissolve fatty tissues. When injected into specific areas, such as the chin, the acid works fast to start dissolving excess fat. Most people can see remarkable changes in the appearance of the chin in just two to four treatments, spread out over the course of a month. Because the injection takes time to work, the final results will not be present until after several months.

The second option to help alleviate the appearance of a double chin is to use dermal fillers. As people age, the jaw line begins to shrink. The shrinking jawline can make the skin around the jaw appear saggy, and thus look like the patient has a double chin. To restore fullness to the jaw line, many people opt to use dermal fillers. These fillers contain injectable materials that are placed at specific, targeted places along the chin and jawline. The most common fillers used to correct a double chin are Voluma, Juvaderm, and Restylane. These dermal fillers can help restore a more youthful look, and work to re-contour the jawline. Many people see dramatic results after the first treatment.