You may start to notice ageing features in the chin, where the tight pulled-up skin under the chin slowly disappears and reveals a “turkey neck”. For those who are overweight, the neck can also develop localized fat deposits.
Whether it is due to ageing, genetics or a little weight gain, the double chin is mostly seen as a feature that is not desirable. The loose sagging skin or excess fat deposits under the jawline creates the appearance of a second chin, and makes people feel and look older or heavier.
Reducing the double chin and getting rid of excessive stubborn fat under the chin can feel frustrating, and trying to achieve a V-shape seems unattainable. Unlike fat accumulation that occurs on other parts of the body, double chins also do not necessarily come from being overweight. It is also not an area that can be toned and improved through exercise or diet, including for loose sagging skin.
Current technology in double chin reduction
Today, there is a variety of advancements in radiofrequency and laser technology which allows targeted treatment of the chin area. These treatments provide a multi-solution to tackle this issue – melting away fats and firming up the skin in this area, to give a well-defined facial profile for a younger and fitter appearance. You can now achieve a small and more V-line chin without the need for surgery and long downtimes.
One such double chin reduction procedure is Threadlift. It consists of biodegradable material that are fully absorbable by the body, and work by providing support in immediate lifting and holding of soft tissues in place. Once local anesthesia is administered and injected, the threads are gently inserted through the skin to induce the lift. The threadlifts tackle double chin through tightening up the skin and stimulation of natural collagen growth in the skin surrounding the neck, to result in a firmer and more defined appearance.
For under the chin lifting, it will be done using threads with mini-barbs to ensure a better grip. Both components will naturally be dissolved by the body eventually, and stimulate new formation of collagen which leads to progressive tightening and firming over the next 3 to 6 months. With minimal downtime, patients can expect to achieve immediate and more dramatic results. Threadlifts can also be also be used for a number of areas such as laugh lines, jawline, cheeks, eyebrows and neck.
Another alternative for double-chin reduction, KYBELLA is a non-surgical injectable that contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occuring molecule produced by the body to absorb fats. When injected, it destroys fat cells. This makes it an effective fat-melting procedure for the area under the chin quickly and easily, and results in a more defined jawline.
These treatments can be combined with HIFU Sygmalift, to not only tighten the skin but also melt away unwanted fats in the chin area. With no downtime and no pain experienced in this procedure, you can achieve the definition you want on the double chin area as well as the entire jaw and neck area.
At The Clifford Clinic, our aesthetic doctors in Singapore are able to recommend the number of threads required in the threadlift procedure to achieve your desired results. They are suitable for patients who wish to reduce their double chin and achieve tighter, firmer skin with a slimmer V-line without undergoing surgery. For skin concerns such as cystic acne or pigmentation, we also carry out other treatments including acne scar removal treatment and laser treatment for acne scars. Book your appointment with us today.