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Ways to Reduce a Double Chin Without Surgery

K-dramas and K-pop have influenced perceptions of beauty all over the world. The V-shaped face has become the new gold standard of beauty, thanks to the rising popularity of Korean celebrities who boast this highly-coveted facial feature. A slim lower face is perceived to make you look more pleasant and youthful, and who wouldn’t want that?

Now more than ever, the double chin seems to be at odds with this new beauty standard. A double chin, or submental fat, is a common condition where a layer of fat builds up under the chin. Age, genetics, diet, lifestyle and posture are some possible causes of the dreaded double chin. If you’re looking for a non-surgical way to get rid of your double chin and boost your confidence, we have all the answers you need!

Look into lifestyle changes

Exercise and diet

If you have a double chin in your 20s, it may be a sign of an unhealthy lifestyle. Weight management through healthy eating and exercising regularly can help in your efforts to reduce your double chin. Steer clear of processed foods, switch to whole grains, and control your sugar intake to avoid weight fluctuations. Leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t just good for your skin, it’s good for your body and mind.


As a double chin involves deeper structures than the skin, it can't easily be solved with topical skincare. However, some skincare products may improve the skin condition of the neck area. It's also worth noting that this area has thinner skin, which ages faster than the rest of the face. Try firming and toning creams that help with the overall appearance of the neck and double chin. Also, don’t forget to protect your neck area with sunscreen!

Facial exercises

There’s currently no scientific evidence that facial exercises work to eliminate a double chin. However, anecdotal evidence shows that they can help strengthen existing muscles and skin in the area. For a little bit of “me-time,” add face yoga or a facial massage tool to your skincare routine and monitor your progress.

Meet your hyper-personalised skin-lifting solution, Ultherapy®

What is Ultherapy®?

Age is a major factor in double chin formation as skin becomes less elastic over the years. As you age, the skin on your neck loosens and creates unattractive jowls and a saggy jawline. Ultherapy® delivers micro-focused ultrasound energy into the deep layers of the skin to boost new collagen production, improving the appearance of sagging skin around the jawline. It’s a great alternative for those who are not ready for surgery or are looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.

Is Ultherapy® safe?

The answer is a resounding yes! The safety and efficacy of Ultherapy® have been established through numerous clinical studies and over 2,000,000 treatments performed worldwide. It is not just the only US FDA-cleared ultrasound skin lifting treatment in the market today, it has also received the European CE mark for non-invasive dermatological sculpting and lifting of the upper face, lower face, neck and décolleté.

With real-time visualisation technology, doctors are also able to directly target specific layers under the skin for maximum benefits, while avoiding structures such as blood vessels and bone to minimise the risk of side effects.

What to expect?

Ultherapy® allows you to customise the treatment to your skin needs and goals. For example, if double chin is one of your main areas of concern, you may let your doctor know during the consultation so that your doctor can customise a treatment plan that targets your areas of concern. With the effects lasting between 12 to 18 months on average, what about downtime? You’ll be happy to know that there’s little to no downtime after treatment! This means minimal disruption to your everyday life!

You might be wondering...

  • Q: What causes a double chin in a skinny person?
    A: A combination of factors such as genetics, age, lifestyle and posture.

  • Q: What’s the best way to get rid of a double chin?
    A: Ultherapy® is US FDA-cleared to lift the skin under the chin and works effectively to reduce double chin. Other complementary treatments include dermal fillers and neurotoxins. Consult a doctor to see which treatment works best for your skin condition.

  • Q: Can double chin be removed permanently?
    A: A surgical procedure would be the most permanent solution. However, if you’re not ready for surgery, Ultherapy is a great non-invasive alternative that delivers lasting results with little to no downtime.

  • Q: Will weight loss remove a double chin?
    A: Weight is just one of the possible causes of a double chin. Other factors include genetics and age. No matter the cause of your double chin, Ultherapy® provides a hyper-personalised treatment to effectively reduce it.

Complementary treatments for holistic rejuvenation

Dermal fillers

While some people are born with a weaker jawline, others can lose volume and bony support over time. That's where hyaluronic acid dermal fillers come in. They provide support and shape to the jaw, disguising any irregularities caused by loose skin or sagging fat. It's like a frame that holds up a tent! Dermal fillers can be used on any part of the face for overall rejuvenation. When injected, they provide support, structure, and shape to the overlying tissues for a more sculpted look, with effects that last 6 to 18 months on average.

Botulinum toxins

Botulinum toxins are another option to change the shape of your face without going under the knife. When injected into the skin, it reduces muscle activity in your face and produces a subtle lifting effect, which lasts up to 4 months. Speak to your doctor on how this can complement your aesthetic goals.

Whichever double chin reduction method you choose, always consult a doctor before proceeding. Find an Ultherapy® certified clinic near you today to personalise your treatment plan!

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