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By Linda Banta, MD
October 07, 2020

It could be immensely frustrating and disheartening to see that you have two chins or a double chin when you work hard to tone and slim your body. Although not at all harmful, having a double chin could make some individuals look older than their real age, and not everyone wants that.

And while surgery could be an option, you could discuss less invasive and costly options with your dermatologist here at Stone Oak Dermatology in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Linda Banta, before conserving surgical intervention.

How a Double Chin Develops

Submental fat, commonly known as the double chin, is a very common issue that happens when a layer of stubborn fat develops below the chin. It is usually caused by weight gain. However, some people who are not overweight, in any way, can just as easily have a double chin. For instance, genetics or loss of skin elasticity due to aging also causes a double chin to form.

How to Get Rid of a Double Chin

A double chin resulting from weight gain could be addressed by losing excess weight. However, there’s also the risk of leaving a saggy chin behind. On the other hand, a double chin due to genetics won’t respond to weight loss. Either way, your dermatologist in San Antonio, TX, might recommend these clinically-proven fat-blasting procedures to eradicate your stubborn double chin:

WarmSculpting with Sculpsure

Also called lipolysis or liposculpture, warm sculpting utilizes heat via a laser for melting away fat and contouring the skin. The heat will be delivered to target areas in a feathering manner to ensure safety and comfort. If you have low pain tolerance, however, you could ask your dermatologist for a local anesthetic before starting the treatment.

For More Details on Our Double Chin Treatments, Talk to Us

Call (210) 494-0504 to arrange a visit with your dermatologist here at Stone Oak Dermatology in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Linda Banta.