Kybella is an FDA-approved procedure designed to reduce fat cells under the chin. Made with synthetic deoxycholic acid, these injections promote the breakdown and absorption of fat, leaving a more contoured appearance of the chin.
Dr. Bushore uses up to 50 injections along your chin’s profile to reduce the appearance of a double chin. Depending on your needs, he may recommend multiple treatment sessions.
“Double chin” is the term for subcutaneous fat that sags from the neck and causes wrinkles and extra skin under the chin. There’s often a hereditary component to double chins, and they’re more likely to occur as you age.
While excess weight is not the only cause, a double chin is more likely in those who are overweight and eat a diet high in calories and processed foods.
If you have poor posture, you may also be more likely to develop a double chin, due to a weakened neck and chin muscles and poor skin elasticity.
Although some people are more prone to developing a double chin, there are things you can do to prevent them or reduce their severity.
Because double chins are formed from weak muscles and skin that loses its firmness and elasticity, it’s important to keep your skin as healthy as possible. A regular skin care regimen that includes moisturizing can improve elasticity and firmness, while a diet of real, whole foods reduces the risk of loose skin.
For those with a family history or early signs of a double chin, certain exercises may strengthen the muscles and slow the progression. Dr. Bushore may suggest things like circular neck stretches or other repetitive movements, including:
Whistling at the ceiling
Kissing the sky
Squeezing a ball under your chin
He may also recommend a move called the lion’s yawn. To do this exercise, open your mouth as wide as possible while sticking your tongue out as far as you can. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times. This strengthens the muscles in your chin, neck, and jaw.
If you’re ready to get rid of your double chin for good, contact Balcones Dermatology and Aesthetics. Call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Bushore or book online.
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