Double Chin

Double Chin

A double chin is a common concern among many adults. Excess fat, sagging skin or fullness underneath the chin can create an unbalanced appearance. Individuals may feel like their submental fat makes them appear older, heavier and less attractive than they would like. After age 35, your skin starts producing much less collagen and elastin, two chemicals necessary for providing support and firmness to skin. Other factors encourage development of unattractive double chins as well, such as weight fluctuations, genetics and excessive exposure to sunlight. Although you might be able to delay the appearance of a turkey neck by making lifestyle changes, it will not help much if your closest relatives have double chins. Unfortunately, no exercises or diets exist that can eliminate neck and chin fat if you inherited this trait. However, we offer clients solutions to help treat double chins!

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Frequently asked questions

The causes of a double chin vary widely. It can be caused by excess weight, genetics, age, lack of laxity in the skin or a combination of these issues. Regardless of the cause, it leaves patients feeling self-conscious about their appearance.

Where the body stores fat is oftentimes genetic. For some individuals, fat is stored in the submental area regardless of diet and exercise. Appearing heavier and less healthy is a discomforting aspect of having a double chin.

Another factor is age. Unwanted fat becomes harder to get rid of as we get older and when you combine this fact with the effect of diminishing collagen in the skin, an unwanted double chin becomes a concern.

Ultimately, having excess fullness underneath the jawline can limit clothing choices and seriously affect self-esteem. It is a common concern for both men and women. Thankfully, Laser Spa Group offers several ways to successfully address this concern.

The CoolSculpting Mini is a body sculpting device that freezes and eliminates fat cells through a process known as Cryolipolysis. It cools fat cells to approximately 39°F, which causes ice crystals to form inside of them. As the cells freeze, they die and are broken down and metabolized, similar to Belkyra. Because fat cells freezes at a higher temperature than skin or muscle cells, there’s no risk of any serious side effects. Only your fat is affected.

During a CoolSculpting Mini session, the cooling device is put under your chin and held in place by a strap around your head. Once the device is activated by your treatment specialist, the cooling begins. Some patients find the cold temperature a bit uncomfortable at first, but it passes after a few minutes and is hardly noticeable for the rest of the session. Most patients relax, read, or watch movies on their mobile devices until the treatment specialist returns. The CoolSculpting session lasts for 45 minutes. Once it’s over, your treatment specialist will massage the skin under your chin to maximize the effect of the treatment. Patients normally need more than one session to fully eliminate all their unwanted fat, but you’ll have a noticeably stronger jaw after just one.

Belkyra is short for deoxycholic acid. It’s a man-made form of deoxycholic acid, one of the natural chemicals your body uses to break down and absorb fat cells. When you receive a Belkyra injection, it latches onto your unwanted fatty tissue and dissolves its outer cellular membrane, destroying the cell. As the fat cells die they release their contents out into your body, where they’re metabolized and burned off – almost like they never existed.

During a Belkyra session, you’ll receive a series of small injections beneath your chin. Usually it only takes 1-3 vials to fully treat your submental fat (fat beneath your chin), but in rare instances some patients may require more. It all depends on the size of the area that needs to be treated. Belkyra sessions normally last 30 minutes, and all patients require multiple sessions in order to enjoy the best results. Most people require two to five sessions of Belkyra to fully treat the area.


If your double chin is due to weight gain, losing weight may make it smaller or get rid of it. The best way to lose weight is to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly.

Some healthy eating guidelines are:

  • Eat four servings of vegetables daily.
  • Eat three servings of fruits daily.
  • Replace refined grains with whole grains.
  • Avoid processed foods
  • Eat lean protein, such as poultry and fish.
  • Eat healthy fats, such as olive oil, avocados, and nuts.
  • Avoid fried foods.
  • Eat low-fat dairy products.
  • Reduce your sugar intake.
  • Practice portion control.

As the number drops on your scale, your face may get thinner.

To boost weight loss, the Mayo Clinic recommends you do moderate physical activity up to 300 minutes per week, or about 45 minutes daily. They also recommend doing strength training twice a week.

All intense physical activity, such as mowing the lawn, gardening, and carrying groceries, counts toward this weekly goal.

Please speak to your doctor about any and all exercise

Methods we use to treat

We offer Belkyra in the most innovative way to permanently remove submental fat. Its active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat. When used to treat submental fat, Belkyra destroys fat cells, creating a smoother and more beautifully contoured profile. The results are permanent. Did you know? Belkyra can also be used in other areas such as bra fat, and banana rolls! At times, when we try on clothes, we notice lumps and rolls of fat showing through. This is more commonly noticed right below the bra line, and around the waist. These extra pockets of fat make us look out of shape and can certainly cause us to lose confidence in our appearance.
LSG is excited to be able to offer the newest fat-freezing device available - CoolMini™. Since being approved by the U.S. FDA in 2015, CoolMini™ has been shown to be a safe and effective method of treating submental (chin) fat, knee fat, underarm fat and bra fat deposits. Utilizing the same cryolipolysis technology incorporated in the CoolSculptiing system, innovative CoolMini is helping thousands of people get rid of unwanted double chins, pudgy knees and “bra fat” without enduring surgery, needles, anesthesia or downtime.

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