Does anyone love their double chin? Probably not many people do. A sagging neck and bulging chin aren’t exactly the signs of health, vitality, and youthfulness.
If you’re unhappy with your double chin or “turkey gobble,” you’ll be happy to know that there are some things you can do to fix it.
Like anything else, these strategies won’t fix the problem overnight. However, with a little effort, you can tighten and tone your neck and chin, and get that youthful appearance you want.
What Causes a Double Chin
A double chin is nothing more than accumulated fat concentrated under your chin and around your neck. It can be caused by one or more factors, including genetics, extra weight, hormonal imbalance, natural aging processes and loss of skin elasticity.
Some people are genetically inclined to store a little extra fat under their chin. No matter how young or thin they are, there’s always a bit of a bulge under their chin.
Others accumulate fat under their chin with weight gain. So as they gain or lose weight, the appearance of their double chin increases or decreases.
Aging and environmentally stressed skin also can aggravate the appearance of a double chin. This is because as the skin loses its elasticity or strength, it begins to pull away from the face. To make matters worse, any weight gain that will increase fullness under the chin will further stress this tender skin, making the bulge and sag even worse.
Dehydration, poor diet, smoking, overuse of alcohol and hormonal issues can contribute further to this vicious cycle.
Before you know it, you’re living with a double chin and a sagging neck and finding yourself tilting your head up to look better in photos.
Fortunately, you don’t have to live with a double chin. There are things you can do to improve the appearance of your chin, neck, and profile. With a little extra help from Valbuena, you can get the trim and toned chin you want.
This post will talk about some of the things you can do on your own to reduce your double chin and offer some tips for getting the best results from your efforts.
You are What You Eat (and Drink)
The foods we eat and beverages we drink have a very direct impact on our appearance. This is because healthy foods feed our skin, and unhealthy foods can harm our skin.
Foods rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and healthy fats help improve the look and feel of our skin. They deliver important nutrients to keep our skin hydrated, balanced and strong.
Look for foods that are high in Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as vital nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids. You might be surprised to learn how many of your favorite foods can contribute to tighter, younger-looking skin which can help in your battle of the double chin bulge.
Some of these include:
- Dark chocolate with 60% or more cocoa
Tip: Choose organic whenever possible. The pesticides, antibiotics and other pollutants in non-organic foods can have a negative effect on the health benefits of all of these healthy foods.
Kick the Habit(s)
If you smoke or drink too much alcohol, you’re damaging your skin and your overall health. Prolonged lack of sleep, a sedentary lifestyle and chronic stress also take a toll on your skin.
Because stressed skin can make an aging face look even older, you will want to take steps now to create a healthier lifestyle.
Kicking bad habits isn’t easy, but it is possible. Even moderation can help.
So think about smoking less or quitting altogether, reducing alcohol consumption to one or two drinks each week, and creating a schedule for more relaxation and better sleep.
Adding healthy new routines like daily meditation, yoga, and regular exercise will help even more. Before you know it, you’ll see improvements to your overall appearance, including your face, neck, and chin.
Check Your Hormone Levels
As we age, our hormones can change drastically. If our hormones become imbalanced, the effects can be seen or felt in a number of negative ways.
How we metabolize food, respond to exercise and store fat all can change if our hormones become imbalanced. If you didn’t have a double chin until recently or recent years, you may be seeing the effects of aging and possibly hormonal imbalance.
To find out, you’ll want to schedule an appointment to have your hormone levels tested in our office. If your tests reveal a hormone imbalance, we will talk with you about your options for correcting the imbalance with the proper treatment.
One of the most effective treatments for hormone imbalance is BioTE therapy. This involves the use of natural, bioidentical, hormones inserted under your skin to deliver a consistent supply of needed hormones. Over time, your hormones will become rebalanced and you will see the benefits in your energy levels, mood, libido and yes, your skin.
While BioTE hormone therapy won’t eliminate your double chin, it can help you reduce any fat stored there and improve your skin elasticity. Together, these improvements can help reduce the bulge that causes a double chin.
Freeze Chin Fat with CoolSculpting by Valbuena
If you’ve done all you can to improve your diet, get more exercise and correct any hormonal imbalances and you’re still battling a double chin, don’t worry. We can help.
CoolSculpting performed in our office is one of the most popular and highly effective ways to get rid of a double chin once and for all.
CoolSculpting works by administering a painless cooling technique to freeze, kill and eliminate the fat cells causing your double chin. At the same time, this procedure tightens the surrounding skin. So while we destroy the fat cells lingering under your chin, we also tone and firm the skin, resulting in a tighter look and feel.
Depending on your skin, overall health and the size of your double chin, CoolSculpting might be able to correct your chin with just one or two treatments. Results will be fully evident in a few weeks after your initial treatment.
To get started with CoolSculpting, contact our office to schedule a consultation. We will talk with you about your chin, your goals and our recommendations for helping you achieve the look you want.
Best of all, results are long-lasting and even permanent! If you want to learn more about CoolSculpting by Valbuena or you’re ready to schedule a consultation, click here to contact our office.