Non-Surgical Options For Minimizing A Double Chin

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Non-Surgical Options For Minimizing A Double Chin

There’s always a feature about ourselves that we don’t like. That little imperfection that gets to us or bothers us in some way that makes it hard to let go of when we start thinking about it. It becomes much more of a problem as we begin to age. Issues begin to appear with more frequency and end up meaning there are yet more things that it is hard to let go of when we look in a mirror. Fine lines and wrinkles tend to be the most common issues that face us all, but there are a few others as well. Most of these, including things like a double chin, can be solved relatively easy. Wrinkles can be attended to with various skincare options and larger scale cosmetic issues such as the double chin can be resolved with surgery. Not everyone likes to go under the knife though. In the past, this was the only option to treat issues such as a double chin, but these days there are plenty of non-invasive options out there as well.

Cryolipolysis
This noninvasive procedure gets used in a variety of places around the body. Many people use it to target areas of unwelcome fat towards the midsection or other areas where distribution has become slightly uneven. This treatment uses localized placement of a device to almost freeze subcutaneous fat beneath the skin. The cells then undergo cell death and are gradually flushed out of the body over time. Cryolipolysis treatments come in several forms depending on the particular brand name applied to the treatment, but they all use the same underlying treatment. These treatments never break the skin, but require several treatments and a few months to manifest their full effects. The procedure is outpatient with the worst expects effects being bruising and a little numbness in the treated area that typically subsides within a relatively short amount of time. The technician or professional providing the treatment can give you a further idea of any potential side effects and how long they might last for you.

Deoxycholic Acid
Not many people are going to be immediately familiar with the name of this compound, but it more commonly operates under brand names such as Kybella. The treatment, unlike cryolipolysis, does involve some puncturing of the skin, but this is only to inject the acid into the desired location of treatment. It is almost exclusively used to help correct double chins and is known for being highly effective. The treatment is considered safe and reliable with minimal potential side effects or issues. Most patients who receive such treatments will, at most, experience a small amount of bruising or swelling around the injection sites with a chance for redness or other skin irritation that should fade quickly. These treatments, as with most non-surgical cosmetic procedures, require multiple sessions and time to have full effect, but entirely bypass the need for surgery to correct the issue. The only consideration to keep in mind is that deoxycholic acid treatments necessarily involve needles and aren’t necessarily the best treatment for anyone nervous around them.

Woman with radio frequency procedure

Radio Frequency
These treatments are, in many ways, the opposite of cryolipolysis treatments. The devices involved in radio frequency treatments use the frequencies to heat the subcutaneous cells with a similar aim in mind. Radio frequency treatments are also relatively versatile in that they can target larger regions of the body than the one’s we’ve previously highlighted while at the same time maintaining the same level of functionality in smaller areas. It is an outpatient treatment that can take up to an hour to complete an individual session. The main downside to heating the cells up to disrupt and kill them is that the treatment can be uncomfortable. Some people have even expressed that it was physically painful to a degree, but within tolerable limits. These treatments are also broken up into sessions and the results tend to manifest at about the same rate as the other non-surgical procedures we’ve highlighted. It follows the pattern of non-surgical options being inappropriate for a quick fix even if they’re effective over the long term.

Choosing to have a non-surgical procedure done to treat a double chin or other cosmetic issues is a perfectly viable choice. Contouring techniques such as the ones about do require time to properly work though and that needs to be accounted for if you’re trying to look your best for an event. Planning things out will help you ensure you get the results you want without needing to worry about a problem at the last minute. It may take some effort, but that’s the kind of sacrifice that beauty has always required.

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