A double chin is nothing more than the accumulation of a subcutaneous fat layer that hangs under the chin. Contrary to what many believe, a double chin does not always appear due to overweight. Its appearance can be linked to sudden weight changes, age, hormonal problems, and even a lousy neck posture that causes the tissues to loosen and sag.
This problem can affect both men and women. There are different treatments to reduce it, such as mini liposuction or facelift. However, a non-surgical treatment serves as a less aggressive alternative and reduces the fatty contour: mesotherapy.
What is mesotherapy?
It is a non-surgical aesthetic procedure in which a series of injections are applied in localized fatty areas to cause the breakdown of fat cells. This technique, created in 1952, is still one of the best options to get rid of fat deposits in the areas of:
- Double chin
Mesotherapy can also work to treat scars, acne marks, vitiligo, and stretch marks thanks to its firming effect. It is precisely because of this slimming effect that it is widely used to reduce the double chin.
Benefits of mesotherapy for double chin
Mesotherapy serves to dissolve jaw fat and rejuvenate and tighten the skin in a painless and non-invasive way. Also, although the number of sessions depends on the patient, it usually does not require more than 4, at intervals of 4 to 6 weeks.
You can see the results from the first session, and each treatment lasts between 30 and 45 minutes. If combined with cavitation, mesotherapy can have even more favorable results.
Mesotherapy for double chin
During the mesotherapy procedure, tiny needles are used to inject a solution that usually combines phosphatidylcholine (PPC), deoxycholic acid, multivitamins and saline. This combination produces a chemical reaction in the fat cells that destroys them, and they are later eliminated from the body through urine.
Between 10 and 15 days after the first session, the first results can be observed: reduction of flaccidity, elimination of small wrinkles in the neck and chin fat, and facial rejuvenation. Once the chin fat cells are destroyed, the results are definitive.
How is the procedure of mesotherapy for double chin?
The professional who performs this procedure must disinfect the area with alcohol and mark the site where the injections will be applied. Depending on the mesotherapist, they will place the injections manually or with injection machines. Either method guarantees a painless application.
After all the injections have been applied, the professional massages the chin. That helps the correct absorption of the liquid and the destruction of all the fat cells of the double chin.
Recommendations before performing mesotherapy on the chin
- Ensure that the person performing the treatment is a certified and trained professional and follows the indicated hygiene norms.
- Do not perform any depilation or application of creams in the chin area to avoid irritation.
- Do not perform this treatment if you are a pregnant woman, breastfeeding, diabetic patient, or suffer from any vascular disease.
Also, after treatment, sleep in a position that allows you to keep your neck stretched with thin pillows and avoid direct sun exposure or visit places like beaches or swimming pools until at least 10 days after the treatment.