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The Dreaded Double Chin

The double chin, also referred to as submental fat, is a condition with an excessive fat pocketed tissue underneath the chin. Double chins generally form as a result of weight gain, but there are other factors at play as well. In fact, an otherwise fit or average weight person may develop a double chin due to age or posture, or even from genetic predisposition.

What causes a double chin?

With age, the skin and fat tissues may lose their elasticity and structure, which can cause the appearance of a double chin due to drooping.

Posture can even contribute to the formation of a double chin. If your posture is poor, your neck and facial muscles may weaken over time, causing the skin in these areas to droop and lose their elasticity.

There are also genetic factors, as some may be more predisposed to developing this condition.

What treatments are available for the Double Chin or Submental Fat?

At Brandish Clinic, our primary treatments for double chin are Kybella injections and Protege Radio Frequency treatment.

Protege Radio Frequency

Protege Radio Frequency is a cutting-edge treatment to stimulate collagen production in the skin tissues. As we age, our skin and surrounding tissues tend to slow their production of collagen, an important structural protein. This technology uses radio frequency waves to heat the skin to an optimal temperature, which encourages collagen production. With repeated treatments your skin can re-enrich itself with adequate collagen, rejuvenating its elasticity and firmness. By using this treatment in the submental areas, the skin can be firmed and tightened. This works synergistically with Kybella injection to reduce double chin appearance, while tightening the tissue underneath, thereby restoring the chin’s youthful contours.


Kybella is a cosmetic injection used to directly target areas for fat reduction. As you can imagine, it makes for a great double chin treatment, since it can be injected directly into the submental fat layer to reduce its volume and effectively reduce a double chin back to normal! It utilizes a special fat-dissolving formula, making it a great non-surgical way to remove fat.

What should I expect with the treatment?

To start, you and Dr. Brandish will develop an individualized treatment plan to determine which double chin treatment may be most effective for your individual case. Treatment expectations will depend heavily on the type of treatment used.

Double Chin Summary

Double chin is an extremely common condition in which the skin and fat areas beneath the chin create the appearance of a second chin. This usually happens as a result of weight gain, where a layer of fat forms beneath the chin (also called submental fat). Other factors contribute to this condition too, such as age-related skin/fat tissues integrity loss, posture, and genetic factors as well. At Brandish Clinic, we employ some of the most high-tech treatments available to help restore the chin’s youthful contours and do away with double chin. Kybella works wonders as a double chin treatment as it allows clinicians to directly target and dissolve submental fat. Protege Radio Frequency also serves as a powerful way to increase collagen production in the skin using radio frequency weaves to heat the tissues underneath the chin, which results in long-term skin tightening.

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