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The Best Ways to Reduce Appearance of Double Chin


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Double chin, also known as submental fat, is a common cosmetic concern among men and women. It occurs when a layer of fat forms below the chin, causing the skin to sag and the appearance of a second chin. While there are several ways to reduce double chin, HIFU treatment and chin fillers have shown great results.

What Causes Double Chin?

Double chin is caused by a combination of factors, including genetics, age, weight gain, and poor posture. As we age, our skin loses elasticity and becomes saggy, while weight gain can lead to fat accumulation in different parts of the body, including the chin. Poor posture, such as hunching over a computer, can also contribute to double chin by weakening the neck muscles. Additionally, environmental factors such as pollution and sun exposure can also contribute to the formation of double chin.

Some Ways to Reduce Double Chin

Several lifestyle changes can help reduce the appearance of double chin, such as maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine, improving posture, and avoiding smoking and alcohol consumption. However, sometimes these solutions may not be enough to eliminate double chin completely, and that’s where cosmetic treatments come in. Another way to reduce double chin is to use a neck and chin toning device that can help to strengthen the neck muscles and promote skin elasticity.

What is HIFU?

HIFU stands for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasound waves to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. HIFU treatment is an effective way to reduce double chin without surgery, injections, or downtime. Another treatment that can be used to reduce double chin is Kybella, which is an FDA-approved injection that destroys fat cells under the chin.

How Does HIFU Work?

During HIFU treatment, a handheld device is used to deliver focused ultrasound waves to the submental area, which heats up the fat cells and stimulates collagen production. This process causes the fat cells to break down and be naturally removed by the body, while the collagen production helps to tighten and lift the skin. The results of HIFU treatment are gradual, with most patients experiencing full effects within 2-3 months.

What is Chin Filler?

Chin filler is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that involves injecting hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body, into the chin area to add volume and definition. Chin filler can help to reduce the appearance of double chin by enhancing the chin’s contour and improving the overall facial balance. Another treatment that can be used to enhance the appearance of the chin is a chin implant, which is a surgical procedure that involves inserting a silicone implant into the chin area to create a more defined and balanced facial profile.

How Does Chin Filler Work?

Chin filler is injected into the chin area using a fine needle, and the results are immediate. The hyaluronic acid in the filler attracts water and provides volume to the chin, while also stimulating collagen production. The effects of chin filler can last up to 18 months, depending on the type of filler used and the individual’s metabolism. Another treatment that can be used to enhance the appearance of the chin is a thread lift, which is a non-surgical facelift that uses dissolvable threads to lift and tighten the skin.


Reducing the appearance of double chin can be achieved through several lifestyle changes and cosmetic treatments. HIFU treatment and chin fillers are two effective ways to address double chin without surgery or downtime. Consult with our doctors at Become Aesthetics Clinic to determine which treatment option is best for you.

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