A double chin forms when a layer of fat accumulates under the chin. When it becomes substantial enough, a crease forms in the skin giving one the appearance of a second chin.
Though the presence of a double chin is not indicative of any pressing health concerns, it can affect one’s confidence and perception of body image.
Most people associate the presence of double chin with weight gain. However, there is a wide array of plausible causes for a double chin.
The most common cause is weight gain. When a person gains weight, fat will be deposited in areas surrounding the chin and neck. This can lead to a loss of confidence and make the individual particularly conscious about their appearance.
Some people have naturally shorter necks. As a result, the jawline is not as prominent as the skin is stretched over a smaller area. This may result in the skin wrinkling easily to create the appearance of a double chin. This is the primary cause in the creation of a double chin in slim people.
Genetics can also play a part in this. One can inherit the trait that causes fat to be genetically predisposed to accumulate in the chin.
Age also plays a big part in the formation of a double chin. As we age, the collagen production in our skin declines to cause it to lose its elasticity. This causes the jawline to be less pronounced, causing the same effect as carrying excess fat in our chin.
Poor posture as we crane over our phones and computer would not only cause neck pains, it also loosens the muscles connecting the neck to the chin. When this muscle weakens, it sags and gives the appearance of a double chin.
Lastly, chronic illnesses such as thyroid gland disease may also lead to the accumulation of fats in areas such as the chin.
Unless the main cause of the double chin is attributed to weight gain, it is nearly impossible to rely on exercise alone to get rid of it. At Cambridge, we offer our clients the HIFU SygmaLIFT and the Venus Legacy treatment to effectively and efficiently eliminate a double chin.
It is a top of the line piece of medical-grade equipment specifically engineered to meet the aesthetic needs of our clients. It provides them with a non-surgical and minimally invasive option to going under the knife for the removal of double chins.
The machine combines the use of Multi-polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields technology to ensure the efficiency of the treatment. Multi-polar Radio Frequency (RF) - Radio frequencies are delivered deep into the layers of the skin to allow for the uniformed heating of the cells.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) - This enhances the effects of the Multi-polar Radio Frequency using the applicator’s electrodes.
The combined effect of the RF and PEMF results in the overall increase in collagen synthesis. Furthermore, the fat cells in the targeted area are broken down via a stimulated natural metabolic process.
This is a non-invasive treatment method and thus it does not induce any form of pain. The cooling function employed by the PEMF will ensure that treatment temperature stays in a safe yet efficient range.
It is recommended that patients take a treatment plan of 6-10 sessions depending on your situation.
HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is a pain-free and non-surgical method to remove a double chin. It concentrates 1000 beams of ultrasound energy at a targeted depth of the tissue. Each beam of energy can create a progressive thermal and mechanical action that will enhance the elimination of fat cells by draining it.
HIFU is delivered to the appropriate depth of the tissue causing thermal coagulation at the specified treatment area. This allows for an incredible accuracy without damaging the surrounding tissues thus helping to safely and efficiently eliminate fats pooled in the double chin. This heating also stimulates the production of collagen which helps to tighten loose skin further enhancing treatment results. Also, it uses a low-level laser that aids in the process known as photobiostimulation where protons are emitted to trigger DNA to function at its full capacity reducing skin laxity around the chin.
Ulthera therapy makes use of incredibly focused, large beams of ultrasound energy as a treatment modality while HIFU uses fractioned but concentrated beams. The primary difference between the two is the pain experienced by clients. The larger, equally focused beams of energy can cause significant discomfort and pain.
HIFU treatments show immediate results while Ulthera therapy shows results after 2-3 months.
Due to the fractionated ultrasound beams, the treatment becomes painless and requires little to no downtime.
Results can be seen immediately after treatment. However, clients are recommended to visit once a week throughout 3-6 weeks for longer-lasting results that can last up to a year.
Sylfirm™ is a cutting-edge technology developed in Silicon Valley, USA. It uses RP (repeated ultra-short pulses), a new advancement that reacts only to abnormal tissue membrane. This allows it to remodel tissue membrane to stimulate dermal rejuvenation.
The SR3 technology used generates a powerful electromagnetic field of energy that safely and effectively penetrates the dermal layer which strengthens the skin membrane. This allows for the tightening of sagging skin that accentuates the appearance of the double chin.
This is a 10-minute procedure that is painless and has 0 accompanying downtimes.
Results can be seen immediately after treatment. However, clients are recommended to visit once a week throughout 5 or more weeks depending on individual needs.