Double chin is an aesthetic problem that affects women’s self-confidence. If you are experiencing this problem yourself, you probably don’t feel comfortable talking to colleagues or friends or taking photos. Double chin occurs not only among women who are struggling with extra pounds, but also among women with an enviable figure. Unfortunately, however, fat deposits in this area are not so easy to remove, which is why many women end up resorting to either scalpel or non-invasive procedures with equally visible results, such as Aqualyx. Other women try all sorts of exercises or dietary changes, hoping their double chin will disappear, but without much success.
What causes double chins?
There are several causes that can cause double chins and the most common of them is iodine deficiency. In such a situation, we talk about endemic goiter – the greater the iodine deficiency, the larger the goiter can be. Another common cause for the appearance of double chin is advancing age. As we age, the skin loses elasticity and the goiter gradually begins to form. There are also people who inherit low skin elasticity from their parents, and these people have a higher risk of developing a goiter. Posture is another factor contributing to double chin. Incorrect posture weakens the chin and neck muscles and reduces skin elasticity. Last but not least, a diet full of unhealthy fats can lead to the accumulation of extra pounds and fat deposits in all sorts of areas, including under the chin.
What options do you have to get rid of a double chin?
We’ve already established that exercise or dietary changes can’t have a miraculous effect on getting rid of double chins. Until a few years ago, the only way to get rid of the double chin was through surgery in the face and neck area to remove fat deposits, nowadays there is the option of a non-invasive procedure called injectable lipolysis or Aqualyx treatment. Basically, a substance is injected that melts fat in this area naturally. We’re talking about deoxycholic acid, a bile acid naturally produced by the liver, which helps break down fat. The procedure is safe, with no side effects, and produces results over time as the injected acid works. Of course, results differ from person to person, but it may take 2-3 Aqualyx treatment sessions before a difference is noticed.
Aqualyx treatment has many advantages over surgery:
- The cost of the procedure is much lower,
- The procedure time is shorter and does not involve the use of general anesthesia,
- There is no recovery period, so you can continue your daily activities,
- The results of the procedure are visible and can be maintained with a healthy lifestyle (if you gain a lot of extra weight after the procedure, fat may be deposited in this area again),
- There are no side effects and risks, although mild bruising may occur after the procedure.
You can read more about the Aqualyx treatment and how it works here. In the meantime, you can also schedule an appointment at Deluxe Clinic to get to know us and see if such a procedure is right for you!