Double Chin Specialist

Lumos Dermatology®

Dermatology & Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology located in Flatiron, Gramercy, Murray Hill, New York, NY

Blame it on genetics, weight gain, and the aging process — all contributing factors of a double chin that makes you feel self-conscious. At Lumos Dermatology® in New York City’s Flatiron District in Manhattan, the team of board-certified dermatologists provides effective solutions to improve the appearance of your double chin, also known as submental fullness. A double chin is a common, yet undertreated, facial aesthetic condition, but you don’t have to live with it. Contact the office by phone or online to schedule a consultation and discover how you can improve the appearance of your double chin.

Double Chin Q & A

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Why do I have a double chin?

An extra layer of fat under your chin, submental fullness, a double chin — whatever you call it, you’re probably not happy that you have it. A double chin could be the result of heredity, diet and weight, age, or even your posture. As you get older, your skin loses elasticity, and if you’re genetically predisposed to a double chin, sagging skin only adds to the problem.

A diet high in calories, processed foods, and unhealthy fats may also contribute to your submental fullness. If you have poor posture, over time, the muscles in your neck and chin may become weaker, contributing to the fullness under your jaw. 

How can I get rid of my double chin?

You can do awkward stretching exercises that may or may not help tighten the muscles under your chin, but ultimately, these exercises probably won’t deliver the results you desire. At Lumos Dermatology®, the team of board-certified dermatologists takes a nonsurgical approach to slim down your double chin. 

They offer noninvasive CoolSculpting® treatments to freeze away fat cells under your chin and Kybella® cosmetic injections to terminate stubborn fat cells. Your doctor recommends the approach that’s right for your individual needs so you get long-lasting results without cosmetic surgery. 

How does CoolSculpting work on my double chin?

CoolSculpting destroys fat cells through a process called cryolipolysis, or fat freezing. The noninvasive CoolSculpting applicator targets fat cells under your chin with freezing temperatures that destroy them. Over time, your body naturally eliminates the dead fat cells so you can enjoy a slimmer profile.

Once fat cells are gone, they don’t regenerate, so the results from CoolSculpting treatments are long-lasting. Many adults see an improvement of 20-25% fat reduction after a single CoolSculpting treatment, although you may need a series of sessions to achieve your desired results. Your doctor recommends the number of CoolSculpting sessions based on how much fat you want to eliminate from under your chin.

How does Kybella reduce my double chin?

Kybella is an FDA-approved cosmetic injectable that contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in your body that helps break down and absorb dietary fat. When your dermatologist injects Kybella into the area under your chin, it destroys fat cells so your body can eliminate them. They don’t regenerate once they’re gone, so, like CoolSculpting, Kybella offers a long-term solution for reducing your double chin. 

Discover which double chin treatment solution is right for you. Call the office or schedule a consultation today to find if CoolSculpting or Kybella can be an option for you.

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