Just hearing the words “double chin” can make any man or woman in the Vancouver area cringe. It’s one of the most dreaded effects of aging. And for good reason! A double chin can leave you looking years older and pounds heavier than you actually are. Dr. Jaffer of Heights Laser Centre has years of experience helping Vancouver residents eliminate that frustrating double chin with BELKYRA®, a non-surgical procedure that dissolves unwanted fat below your chin. But exactly what causes a double chin in the first place? Keep reading to learn more about why some men and women suffer from this annoying aspect of aging, and what you can do to get rid of it.
Why Do I Have a Double Chin?
A double chin is also known as submental fat and is very common among men and women as they age, but many people don’t necessarily know why they have a double chin. This cosmetic annoyance is caused when an extra layer of fat forms beneath the chin. There are several reasons why men and women in Vancouver suffer from this condition, and typically, a double chin is the result of more than one of these factors occurring within the body.
- Age – As we age, our skin begins to lose its natural elasticity. And when gravity gets ahold of skin that has lost its firmness, the results can be devastating to one’s profile.
- Weight Fluctuations – Thought weight gain is not always the cause of a double chin, it certainly doesn’t help it. When Vancouver residents do not have a controlled diet and consistently eat unhealthy foods, the weight gain that results often sets up shop in and around the face. This added weight can lead to a double chin.
- Genetics – Unfortunately, genetics often plays a role in deciding whether or not you will have a double chin. If any close relatives have a double chin, there is a good chance you will also.
- Posture – Some people are surprised to learn that poor posture can lead to a double chin. When you do not practice good posture, the muscles in your neck and chin weaken over time, and when muscles are not regularly used, the skin around them loses elasticity. When this happens in your neck area, the result is a double chin.
How Can Dr. Jaffer Correct My Double Chin?
Though many people suffer from a double chin, the good news is that Dr. Jaffer can easily correct it by using BELKYRA®, an injectable that gradually dissolves the unwanted fat and leaves Vancouver residents with the profile they’ve been dreaming of. Before your BELKYRA® treatments, Dr. Jaffer will apply ice to the treatment area in order to desensitize the skin. Then he will inject BELKYRA® into the site. It’s as simple as that! Once your BELKYRA® injection has been completed, Dr. Jaffer recommends you ice the area for a short period of time to reduce minor swelling, which occurs as the targeted fat cells dissolve. Visiting Dr. Jaffer for a BELKYRA® treatment is a perfect “lunchtime” appointment, as you will be cleared to return to your normal daily activities with no downtime.
It is important to note that BELKYRA® injections work best on Vancouver patients who have a small amount of fat beneath their skin. Also, BELKYRA® treatments do not provide immediate results, but patients see best results after 2-3 treatments over the course of 6-8 weeks.
Schedule Your BELKYRA® Injections Today!
Stop waiting to have the profile you want! Dr. Jaffer can help you look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside with just a few short BELKYRA® treatment sessions in his Vancouver office. His friendly staff is ready to schedule your first appointment today! Just call Heights Laser Centre at (604) 298-4481 and be on your way to a new you!