Whilst it isn’t unhealthy, abnormal or wrong, a double chin is something that men and women alike can be quite self-conscious about. It’s one of the most common body hang-ups that people are often seeking to resolve. The problem is that there’s not a whole lot that can be done about it. It’s not exactly an area that can be tackled with exercise!
Luckily, a double chin is one of the few areas of the body that can be targeted by fat freezing, a non-surgical and non-invasive fat reduction method that we offer here at Nu You. Fat freezing has been proven to give that desired definition to the chin and jawline by ridding the chin of unwanted fat – but how exactly does someone end up with a double chin, and how can fat freezing treat it?
How do you get a double chin?
The area of fat in the chin is often described as submental fat. Submental fat is a specific term for the fat under your chin that creates a double chin or, to use the technical term, ‘submental fullness’. When a layer of fat around your neck sags, it causes a wrinkle which in turn gives the illusion of having two chins.
It’s very often a result of genetics, made more prominent with weight gain and in particular, ageing. As we get older our body begins to store fat in certain spots and typically, the chin happens to be one of the most common. A double chin is undesirable for a lot of people, due to the fact that even if your body is in great shape, a double chin can create the illusion that you’re carrying a bit of extra weight.
How can fat freezing treat a double chin?
Fat freezing is specifically designed to reduce fat in those infamous problem spots for unwanted fat – such as the chin. Fat freezing also works wonders on the thighs, abdomen and upper arms. Unfortunately, some people just cannot budge fat on certain parts of their body – no matter how healthy their lifestyle is – and this is where fat freezing has gained its popularity.
Fat freezing does its thing by cooling down the fat cells in the target area to the point that they freeze and die. You’ll probably see results within around three weeks of having the procedure, but the body naturally flushes out the dead fat cells for up to six months after, so you could be seeing changes for a while!
Everyone’s experience will be slightly different, but just one 45 minute treatment can result in up to 20-25% fat reduction on a chin. And guess what? The fat cells will not grow back. Just make sure to continue eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly to really maintain it.
What happens during my fat freezing treatment?
When you come to Nu You Aesthetics for your fat freezing treatment, after getting comfortable on the bed the fat layer beneath the chin is measured by the caliper. You do need to have a reasonable amount of fat in order to qualify for the treatment. As a general rule of thumb, you should be able to easily pinch it between your fingers.
Before the treatment begins, a cryoprotective gel pad is applied to the area to protect the skin against the temperatures and then the applicator is placed beneath your chin. The applicator suctions the skin and applies the sub-zero temperatures. You might experience a little bit of pulling and tugging during the treatment, but soon the area will become numb due to the cold and these sensations will subside. All that’s left to do is sit back, relax and catch up on a TV show or read a book.
You won’t need any downtime after your treatment. You can go straight back to work or about your daily activities without the worry of discomfort or side effects.
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