Double Chin

Philadelphia Women's Health & Wellness -  - Gynecology

Philadelphia Women's Health & Wellness

Gynecology & Aesthetic Medicine Practice located in Philadelphia, PA

You don't have to be overweight or obese to be stuck with a double chin. It could be due to your genes or the effects of aging. Whatever the cause of your double chin, the highly experienced aesthetics team at Philadelphia Women's Health & Wellness in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, provides treatments to suit your needs. They offer help with weight problems, as well as aesthetic treatments like lipolysis and mesotherapy to rid you of your double chin. Call or book an appointment online today.

Double Chin Q & A

What causes a double chin?

A double chin is an excess of fat that forms in a layer under your chin. This problem is also known as submental fat and is a common problem in people who are overweight or obese. However, many women have a double chin without being overweight.

Your genetics might make you more liable to develop a double chin, even when you're a healthy weight. Loosening skin that results from aging might also give you a double chin.

How do I get rid of my double chin?

Getting rid of a double chin if you're overweight or obese requires a healthy, sustainable weight loss plan. Losing weight reduces fat all over your body, so when you reach your target weight, your double chin should disappear.

Some women find that they get stubborn areas of fat that seem to resist diet and exercise. One of the places this can happen is under your chin, so you might be stuck with your double chin even after losing weight.

If this happens to you or if your double chin isn't weight-related, several aesthetic treatments can help.

What aesthetic treatments can reduce my double chin?

The team at Philadelphia Women's Health & Wellness offers mesotherapy to reduce the fat causing your double chin. Mesotherapy involves injections of fat-dissolving compounds into your chin. 

At Philadelphia Women's Health & Wellness, the team uses Kybella®, which is an FDA-approved form of mesotherapy. It uses an artificial version of a bile acid called deoxycholic acid, which helps your body absorb fat. 

Each treatment takes between 15-20 minutes but can vary based on your individual needs. Since Kybella treatments are non-surgical and minimally invasive, there is little to no downtime. Your provider may recommend a series of up to six treatments spaced at least a month apart. 

If you are pregnant or nursing, planning to have facial surgery, have trouble swallowing, or have an infection or medical condition on or near the planned injection site, you may not be a good candidate for Kybella. During your evaluation, the team determines whether mesotherapy with Kybella is the best solution for your double chin.

If you have a double chin that's bothering you, Philadelphia Women's Health & Wellness can advise you on the best way to get rid of it. Call or book an appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary