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Double chin

No matter how pretty you are, or whether you have a perfect golden ratio that everyone is jealous about, having a double chin will instantly give an impression of a chubby body and draw the attention away. If you have one, no worries, you are not alone, double chin can occur on everyone, some celebrities who are skinny are also facing the same problem.

What is double chin

Double chin, medically referred to as submental fat, is caused by the accumulation of fat below the chin and the resulting formation of an extra layer of fat around the neck. Besides, as we age, skin starts to lose elasticity, and gravity takes advantage, causing sagging skin underneath the chin which will create double chin or even multiple chin. Double chin distorts facial profile, makes neck look shorter and affects one’s level of self-esteem.

Causes

1. Bad posture

Bad posture has a lot to do with whether or not you develop a double chin. People who chronically sit with an aching back, stretch neck forward all the time, and sleep with a high pillow for a long period of time are prone to developing a double chin as only a single direction of neck movement is involved. Also, people who look down on their phone or computer for a long time are a high risk group of developing a double chin, it is because the three fat compartments below the chin are squeezed constantly and chronically, resulting in fat being squeezed out from the neck and forming a double chin layer.

2. Poor eating habit

Eating behaviour contributes to the formation of a double chin. Chewing food can strengthen chin muscle, therefore, if you lack adequate chewing, the chin muscle will become loosen and lack elasticity.

3. Receding chin

Receding chin pushes the skin and tissue below the chin inward towards the body, causing them to pile up together.

4. Fat accumulation on the platysma muscle

One of the primary causes of double chins in people is their body fat percentage. Excess fat is highly likely to store in body parts like the chin, therefore, having a double chin is usually an indication of being overweight.

5. Loosen muscle and aged skin

As we age, we lose muscle mass and skin elasticity, and gravity takes advantage, resulting in developing a double chin. The formation of a double chin can be accelerated by loosen facial muscles such as the muscles of facial expression, the muscles around mouth and the cheek muscles. It is because loosen facial muscles do not provide adequate support and movement to the chin muscles, which leads to loosen chin muscles and formation of double chin.

Symptoms

Looking from the front, people with a double chin have an extra layer or multiple layers of fat under their lower jaw. From the side, their neck shows an imbalanced facial profile, lack of natural neck/shoulder silhouette and always gives an impression of a shorter neck.

Affected group

  • Middle-aged and elderly people. Middle-aged women is the most common group;
  • People who always look down on the screen of electronic device, young people and kids are the common groups;
  • People with round faces are more prone to develop a double chin than other face shapes. Their cheekbones and jawlines are not well defined, which means people with round faces need to put more effort to sharper the facial profile, otherwise, a double chin will be easily formed.

Treatment

Although double chin does not impact our body functionality (sometimes people even consider it as “happy weight”), it completely affects the appearance and loses natural facial contour looking from the front and the side. Controlling dietary intake, facial messaging and working out are popular and proven methods to improve and remove double chin. However, if you are looking for quick and effective alternatives,  aesthetic treatments are highly recommended.

Alteration of aponeurosis (muscle fiber tissue) is not as effective and significant as alteration of fat deposition when you want to reshape the facial profile. Gaining and losing muscle mass does not cause any drooping but it will only loosen aponeurosis. On the other hand, over accumulation of fat will cause drooping and significantly loosen aponeurosis. The existence of fat on the face has more impact on the face drooping than the change of muscle fiber tissue. Therefore, people who have a subcutaneous fat typed face are encouraged to receive Lipodissolve Injections or Ulthera to effectively restore a slimmer face.

A. Injection of Botulinum Toxin (face slimming injection)

What is it?

Face slimming injection (also known as Type A botulinum toxin injection) is a treatment that works on muscle. It has been proven to be safe and effective. The production of human-use medical botulinum toxin was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1992.

How does it work?

Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein that can block the signal communication between nerves and muscles, and hence paralyses the muscles. The paralysed muscles will then lose their size without contracting much. The platysma muscle on the neck constantly has a downward force that drags the facial profile downward. This condition can be improved by the toxin injection. When botulinum toxin is injected into the platysma muscle, the toxin will block the contact between the nerve and muscle, prevent the muscle from contracting and lessen the downward force, resulting in a smaller size of platysma and a firmer and lifting skin on the neck.

Procedure:

1. Face to face consultation: Doctor conducts assessment of Masseter muscle and provides professional advice on whether face slimming treatment is recommended.

2. Pre-treatment preparation: Local anesthetic. Clean and disinfect the injection site. Confirm the injection solution.

3. Injection: Inject the botulinum toxin solution into the platysma muscle.

4. Post-treatment caring.

Duration: 30 mins

Who is it for?

  • People with fat cheek caused by enlarged masseter muscle (chewing muscle);
  • People who have double chin caused by enlarged platysma muscle;
  • People who have enlarged shoulder or calf muscles;
Ai Beauty Face Slimming Injection:

A collection of safe, effective and FDA approved face slimming solutions are available including Azzalure (United Kingdom), Bocouture (Germany) and Botox (U.S.A.). Our injection physicians are authorized by the manufacturers and are highly experienced with traceable qualifications.

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B. Lipodissolve injection – face

What is it?

Lipodissolve injection is considered the most safe and effective non-surgical fat reduction treatment, it works particularly well on local fat reduction and removal of stubborn fat such as double chin, chubby face, arm and leg. Lipodissolve injection boosts the metabolic rate of fat tissue, enhances breakdown of fat cells, and tightens and lifts the skin. Upper jaw and lower jaw can be treated simultaneously with the lipodissolve injection to create a more defined jawline and remove the stubborn chin fat in one go.

How does it work?

Lipodissolve injection solution will be administered locally to the subcutaneous fat layer. The active ingredients in the solution will break down the walls of fatty cells and increase the localised concentration of lipase enzymes to facilitate the destruction of fatty cells and let the body flush out the fat as waste via the lymphatic system.

Procedure:

1. Face-to-face consultation: Doctor conducts evaluation of the thickness of the double chin and provides professional advice on whether or not a lipodissolve injection treatment is suitable. If suitable, the injection site will then be marked on the face.

2. Pre-treatment preparation: Local anesthetic. Clean and disinfect the injection areas.

3. Injection: Administered with blunt needles at the double chin. Only one injection at each injection zone.

4. Post-treatment precautions.

Duration: 30-45 mins

Who is it for?

  • People with subcutaneous fat typed faces. Over accumulation of fat on face, undefined facial profile;
  • People who have fat accumulation under the chin or have double chin / multiple chin;
  • People with chubby cheeks and baby fat, but not enlarged masseter muscle (chewing muscle);
  • People with problems of stubborn fat at troubled areas around the body including shoulders, inner thighs, joints, abdomen, etc;
  • People with fat deposited at the body such as the buttocks and thig People who want to eliminate cellulite;
  • People with uneven skin after liposuction treatment;
  • People who want non-invasive fat reduction treatment and want to avoid surgical, liposuction and full anesthesia;
  • People who are lack of exercise;
Ai Beauty Lipodissolve Injection:

Two UK proven lipodissolve injection solutions are available from Ai Beauty: Aqualyx (United Kingdom) and Desobody (Italy). They both can accurately and effectively dissolve the unwanted fat deposits, the result is long lasting without rebound. This non-invasive, localised treatment is a worry-free option for fat reduction.

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C. CoolSculpting Elite

What is CoolSculpting:

CoolSculpting system is a fat freezing treatment system developed by renowned dermatologists Dr.R.Rox Anderson and Dr. Fieter Manstein at Massachusetts General Hospital (A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School), and manufactured by American medical equipment manufacturer ZELTIQ AESTHETICS, INC.. The system has been widely used in more than 80 countries globally with more than 5 millions successful practical cases. This technology has been certified by the FDA and CE. Its safety and prominent result push the CoolSculpting technology to be a world class body sculpting treatment.

Principles:

Based on the cold-intolerance property of fat cells, CoolSculpting technology utilises low temperature (4~5℃) applicators to chill the unwanted fat cells. Fat cells will then die and be excreted out of the body as they can not tolerate low temperature. The accurate temperature setting and the usage of the applicator probe ensure that the process will not damage any normal body tissues except fat cells. Thanks to the high accuracy and specificity, one treatment can achieve a removal of 22.4% fat.

Procedure:

1、Face-to-face consultation: Evaluation of bulges including location and size. Doctor will provide a suggested treatment plan based on your situation and expectation.

2、Pre-treatment: Draw markings to define treatment areas. Clean, disinfect and install the tip of applicator.

3、Sculpting treatment: Place the applicator probe against your skin to deliver cooling to fat cells.

4、Post-treatment caring.

Duration: 1 hr

Who is it for:

  • People who have problem of stubborn fat accumulation on the cheeks and double chin;
  • People who are not significantly overweight but looking for a reduction of fat at specific areas;
  • People who have problem of fat deposit on the waist, abdomen and back;
  • Postpartum women who have fat deposited at certain body parts;
  • People who are overweight, or have beer belly;
  • People who want a non-invasive fat reduction treatment and want to avoid surgical, liposuction and full anesthesia;
  • People who want to lose fat quickly;
Ai Beauty CoolSculpting:

Ai Beauty clinic is the first clinic in the UK to introduce the latest generation of CoolSculpting, CoolSculpting Elite. This cooling technology can destroy fat cells without damaging any normal body cells. It is a highly effective, non-invasive fat reduction treatment you are looking for.

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D. MERZ ULTHERAPY – Face and Neck

What is ULTHERAPY:

MERZ ULTHERAPY®is a non-surgical aesthetic treatment. It enables high-intensity ultrasound to precisely focus to the SMAS layer, stimulate the self-renewal mechanism of skin tissue, and result in a series of rejuvenation effects such as tightening, increased elasticity, lifting, wrinkle reduction, whitening, and pigmentation. Apart from regaining a youthful look, the technology also helps you to reduce fat deposits. For example, one single MERZ ULTHERAPY® treatment not only helps you to restore a younger skin but also helps you to get rid of the double chin and create well-defined face contours.

How does MERZ ULTHERAPY® work:

ULTHERAPY engages precise ultrasonic energy to go 4.5MM, 3.0MM and/or 1.5MM skin deep, triggering cellular friction to generate high heating energy at pinpointed thermal focal points. The heat generated at these focal points will stimulate tissue self-renewal mechanism, collagen regrowth, and an increase in collagen fiber and elastic fiber, providing an instant skin firming and reverse of aging signs. The resulting tightening skin on the chin will reduce the size of the double chin.

Procedure:

1. Face-to-face consultation: Suggest treatment plan based on client’s condition and expectation.

2. Anesthetic: Apply Anesthetic externally. Clean and disinfect the treatment areas.

3. Pre-treatment preparation: Draw markings on the face to define treatment areas. Adjust treatment parameters based on the client’s signs of aging on the face.

4. During treatment: Perform the MERZ ULTHERAPY treatment. Focus on the areas of the double chin and the jawline.

5. Post-treatment repair: Medical-grade facial repair mask + QDEL Phototherapy mask to nourish and repair the skin.

6. Post-treatment caring.

Duration: 1.5-2 hr

Who is it for:

  • People with signs of skin drooping on their face;
  • People with sagging cheeks or loosen skin;
  • People with visible wrinkles around their nose and mouth. People who want to combat signs of aging;
  • People with double chin, fat deposits on jawline and undefined contour;
  • People with accumulation of deep fat on their face; People with problem of edema;
  • People who want long-term treatment for anti-aging and regrowth of collagen, with good financial support.
Ai Beauty Ultherapy:

Equipped with the official American version of Merz Ultherapy® system, we are proud to have a strategic cooperation with the Merz Group. Receiving regular professional training and support from the Ultherapy head office allow our provision of the best Ultherapy treatment to clients.

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E. Thread lift on face and neck

What is thread lift:

Thread lift is currently the most effective face lifting technique. By embedding threads to the dermis layer, which lifts the face according to the direction and interval of the threads, it stimulates the dermis, and further activates fibroblasts to produce collagen. Thread lift restores skin’s self-lifting ability, preventing the skin from sagging and shaping the jawline and improving the double chin.

How does it work:

Thread lift treatment enables embedding threads in the skin to stimulate regeneration of collagen. These new collagen will contract naturally and lift cheek and sagging skin to create a youthful look. Also, embedding threads in a big V shape can lift the drooping skin at the lower part of the face to regain a defined facial profile. Doctors will customise a unique treatment plan for each client based on their condition and desired results.

Procedure:

1. Face-to-face consultation: Develop a unique treatment plan based on the client’s condition and desired results.

2. Apply anesthetic: Apply anesthetic externally. Clean and disinfect the areas to be embedded with threads.

3. Pre-treatment: Fully understand the treatment plan. Check the quality and quantity of the threads.

4. During treatment: Proceed with the treatment plan to embed threads.

5. Post-treatment precautions.

Duration: 45-60 mins

Who is it for:

  • People who have problems of sagging cheeks, loosen skin and lack of skin elasticity;
  • People with visible wrinkles around their nose and mouth. People who want to combat signs of aging;
  • People with double chin caused by skin sagging;
  • People who want a rapid fat reduction on face, or restore a defined and slimmer facial profile quickly;
Ai Beauty Thread lift:

Fully absorbable threads are used. Operated in a UK CQC certified clinic, under supervision and operation of doctors experienced in thread lift treatment and familiar with face features, a tailor made treatment plan will help to achieve your face lifting wish.

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Fed up with the double chin, come to Ai Beauty Clinic,
for safe and professional medical treatment.

Ai Beauty Clinic is a CQC accredited clinic based in London, and also is strongly supported by Cynosure(the owner of Ulthreapy) and Cynosure (the owner of PicoSure).

With rich experience of treating clients of various conditions, led by a famous British medical chief trainer, practiced by doctors and nurses who are GMC/NMC-registered and worked in NHS national hospitals, Ai Beauty provides certified and safe medical beauty treatments.

Ai Beauty always puts safety first. Not only are all medical staff insured by independent medical policy, each client who comes to Ai Beauty Clinic is also insured by £5 millions medical insurance. This full insurance coverage allows clients to have a concern-free treatment experience.

Ai Beauty Clinic has served over 15,000 clients from all around the world, been covered by some famous media such as European Times and CW Television, and established trust and an excellent reputation among them.