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“For me and for a few other ELLE.com-ers (hi Sally, love you), our thing is the chin/jawline area. Mine is softer and more susceptible to doubling in on itself than the angular and drum-tight jawlines of Hollywood. One time one of my friends in high school told me that if she saw a photo of me “just from the neck up” she would think I was fat. High school is great.
So I was delighted when Amy Schumer gave my thing a name: the at-risk chin. In her unabashedly self-deprecating way, Schumer recounted a hilariously cringey story about her at-risk chin as it emerged while she was sitting next to Dianna Agron’s no-risk chin during a basketball game when tons of photographers were on hand to capture each moment of it.
Armed with this new terminology and the knowledge that stars, or at least Amy Schumer, are sometimes just like me, I set out to see what my options were: I talked to three chin specialists (a dermatologist, a plastic surgeon, and an aesthetician) and Amy Schumer herself to find out how to deal.”
Elle Magazine lists Ultherapy and Kybella as non-invasive ways to deal with a double chin.
“HOW TO DEAL: Ultherapy or….
The biggest thing, I think, is to know that there are no topical creams to make your jawline tighter. The department store will say they have these tightening and lifting creams, but they don’t work. If your skin is getting a little saggy, sooner rather than later [try] something like Ulthera. Ultherapy uses a lot of heat, which stimulates collagen and tightens up the skin. I often recommend doing one treatment and a second go-round to get more tightening six to 12 months later. Ulthera is pretty uncomfortable—it’s one of those things where we may provide some painkillers and use a topical numbing and it may cause redness and bruising—but not too much. I recommend doing it on a Friday—by Monday you’re fine.”
Kybella is another non-invasive solution for a double chin. Here is what Elle has to say about this treatment for an at risk chin:
If you have submental fullness [that’s the medical way of saying double chin] even though you’re slender, the new injections, Kybella, are perfect. [However,] the injections can cause a lot of swelling while the fat cells are being dissolved and you can look like bullfrog for two to three days [following treatment]. Kybella injections are less painful to do but recovery is harder.”
Liposuction has long been the leading choice for reducing a double chin. Of course, Liposuction was the only choice before the invention of non-invasive fat reduction treatments such as CoolSculpting, or Kybella and Ultherapy as discussed above.
Here is what ELLE has to say about Liposuction:
“HOW TO DEAL: One word—lipo
“The most common procedure we do [to deal with double chins] is lipo. Lipo does two things: It removes fat, and, equally important, by traumatizing the underside of the skin you’re causing scarring and tightening of the underside of the skin. You do want scarring there, even though it’s counterintuitive. Lipo, in my opinion, is a great technique for easily dealing with a double chin.”
Of course, for those men and women who are struggling with a double chin but do not want to undergo an invasive surgery such as liposuction, the CoolMini by CoolSculpting is a great option.
CoolSculpting recently released their newest treatment applicator that is specifically designed to treat smaller areas of the body, making it ideal for reducing a double chin.
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The CoolMini uses CoolSculpting technology to target submental fat under the chin, as well as fat that gathers around the knees, or even the bra fat bulge that accumulates around the armpit area. CoolSculpting works by utilizing controlled cooling to safely penetrate skin and surrounding tissues to freeze underlying fat.
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