Your double chin may have you deleting more selfies than usual and trying to find ways to lose it. Fortunately, we have five solutions for helping you firm your extra chin.
Your face is the first thing people notice about you; it stares back at you every time you see a mirror. If you aren’t friends with your image in the mirror because of a double chin, it can be an annoying reminder of the aging process at best and hurtful to your self-esteem at worst.
You don’t have to have plastic surgery to see results that rid you of a double chin. Advances in technology and some simple exercises can help you see the return of your younger jawline.
Why skin loses firmness
Advanceddermatology.com says: ‘Youthful skin has an abundance of collagen and elastin to keep the skin smooth, firm and plump. But, in your twenties, collagen decreases, elastin breaks down, and cells don’t turn over. By age thirty, your skin loses half its collagen. Once collagen breaks down, the skin loses firmness and elasticity, resulting in wrinkles, crow’s feet, loss of firmness and dullness. At the same time, the layer of skin beneath dermis begins to thin.’ Let’s take control of aging gracefully with five ways to lose a double chin.
5 Ways to Lose A Double Chin
1. Near-infrared skin tightening
Low levels of infrared light waves applied to the skin of the chin can achieve excellent results and help you lose a double chin. Applying heat to the deeper layers of the skin while keeping the upper layers cooler, appears to trigger the skin’s ability to renew the collagen beneath the skin’s surface layers.
Changes in skin thickness, elasticity, and tightness were all visible changes that patients noticed when their double chin was treated with infrared light. These near-infrared devices are handheld systems that a dermatologist or physician can apply in an outpatient procedure with little pain. These treatments cost around $1600.
In a study evaluating the effects of several different near-infrared delivery systems, the researchers concluded, ‘The results have’a remark-able ‘natural look,’ which plastic surgery rarely can match. With further refinement of the technology and treatment algorithms, non-ablative tissue tightening may represent a tool of growing importance to the future of facial rejuvenation procedures.’
2. CoolMini Coolscuplting
A quick outpatient procedure with little pain and big effects on double chins is the Coolscuplting CoolMini handheld device. A physician can deliver the treatment for between $700 and $1500 per treatment.
The technology applies cold to the fat in the layers of the skin below the surface. Once the fat is frozen, it is massaged to break it up. Results are not immediate but patients see a noticeable improvement in losing a double chin over 12 weeks following the treatment.
3. Velashape III
Initially a cellulite treatment, Velashape III is approved for fat under the neck that appears as a double chin. The treatment delivers fat-melting heat to the layers of the skin below the surface. The melted fat results in a smoother surface skin texture. The procedure also helps with the appearance of tighter skin. The procedure costs around $500.
Ingredients in some anti-aging creams really can make a difference in lifting and firming the skin around the chin. Peptides and their anti-aging effects seem to combine to make the skin permeable. Indeed, they can have significant improvements in the appearance and tightness of the skin.
One of these useful peptides is Syn-Ake, a synthetic peptide made to mimic the properties of the temple viper’s venom. Syn-Ake results are similar to those seen by using botox injections.
Both synthetic peptides and natural ones worked in multiple studies reviewed by researchers. Look for anti-aging products with peptides to use these practical cosmetic technological developments.
Cynthia Rowland, anti-aging facial exercise pioneer and owner of Facial Magic has several facial exercises that can significantly reduce the appearance of a double chin. Ms. Rowland has sold millions of her exercise programs to men and women looking to lose a double chin and fix sagging skin.
Cynthia’s exercise also tones the face and neck muscles to improve the face’s youthful appearance. Here are moves that you can do to tone your chin.
- Tilt your head back and lift your chin
- Jut out your lower jaw
- Press the tip of your tongue to your lower gum line
- Hold for 10 seconds, release, and repeat two more times
- Cynthia recommends doing her series of exercises daily until the desired results are achieved. After that, you can reduce your exercise to three times weekly to maintain muscle tone.