Reduce that chin sin!
If you’ve noticed a double chin has started to appear, don’t worry – you are not alone! A recent survey suggests that 47% of participants were bothered about the appearance of their under chin. If you fall into this camp, help is at hand but the first step lies in understanding why your jowls have started to take on plumpness. Here are the most common culprits:
Weight gain is the primary reason for the excess skin under the neck. This means that one of the most effective weapons in the war against the double chin is, of course, diet and exercise.
Unfortunately, another primary cause of the second chin is the ageing process. The fact is, as you age you’ll see a reduction in the skin’s collagen, which helps give it elasticity. This typically starts to happen as you hit your early 20s, with factors like sun damage and smoking accelerating it.
Sometimes you get dealt a bad card, a wonky nose or one leg longer than the other. The fact is, your gene pool can play a large part in your appearance – chin included.
Don’t worry though, it’s not all doom and gloom – help is at end with a wide range of means to beat that chin sin:
As well as paying close attention to exercise its important to address what you eat. This includes reducing alcohol and salt intake – which both increase water retention, and being wary of chocolate, white bread and ources of dairy if you want to keep your skin healthy and supple in the long-term.
PDO – Non Surgical Thread Lift
PDO therapy is a cosmetic procedure that serves to tighten and lift sagging skin by promoting the production of collagen. On first appearance, it looks a lot like acupuncture with the implantation of very fine, polydioxanone threads into the skin using small needles. These threads remain implanted into the skin and are communicated to the brain as a ‘micro-injuries’ which triggers tissue contraction and collagen synthesis. The result is lifted skin which is tighter – goodbye chin!
Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Injection
If your chin is clinging to excess fat, you can bust it with a water-based solution known as Aqualyx. A simple few injections can be administrated under the chin (and other fat areas around the body), binding to the cell walls of the fat tissue before rupturing and releasing the fat to be dissolved.