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Double Chin

What Is a Double Chin and What Causes It?

We all know (and hate) the double chin.  A flabby appearance to the neck below the chin makes it look like you have a second chin below your actual chin.  While we think of this as being caused by obesity, and this is, indeed, often the case, double chins plague many people who have little extra weight.  People with comparatively weak chins struggle with the appearance of a double chin.

What Causes Double Chins?

Double chins are the result of the specific placement of subdermal fat on the neck, under the chin.  We associate this with weight gain, but this isn’t always the case.  Some people have looser skin due to genetics, aging, sun damage, and so on.  Even posture can play a role in the weakening of muscles that support the neck.

It’s a matter of excess skin and fat that hangs below the chin, regardless of how it gets there.  This also means that tightening up that loose skin can solve the issue even without weight loss.  This is especially important to keep in mind for people who have aggravating factors like old age who don’t have weight to lose but still have a double chin.

Is a double chin the same as a turkey neck?

The term “turkey neck” refers to double chins that appear wrinkled and loose, which is associated most heavily with aging and the loosening of skin that comes with it.  The treatments are the same, and medically speaking, they are the same condition.  The only difference is how the condition looks to people, whether they use one term or the other.

What Is a Double Chin and What Causes It?
Treatments Available At Meg & Co

Treatments Available At

Meg & Co.

Tightening skin is at the heart of dealing with double chins and is also a big part of our work in aesthetic medicine. As such, there are some great options for dealing with this concern.

Genius RF Microneedling

Radio Frequency Microneedling is a powerful, non-invasive medical treatment that helps with tightening skin.  This treatment stimulates a major acceleration of collagen production, tightening skin from the inside out.  This plumps the skin and, applied to the right locations, pulls all the loose skin on the neck taut.  This does a lot to reduce the appearance of a double chin.

Safety Considerations

Both microneedling and accufit are mature, safe technologies used widely across the medical aesthetics field.  That said, there are contraindications for these treatments.  If you have a serious skin condition near the treatment area or are taking anticoagulants, RF microneedling may not be the right treatment for you.  Accufit is

Maximizing Results

Generally speaking, in order to get great results without surgery, we suggest a course of three RF Microneedling treatments, 6 to 8 weeks apart.  This will gradually tighten your skin permanently.   Once you’ve had this initial run of treatments, we usually suggest annual maintenance treatments.



Is there a difference between a “turkey neck” and a “double chin?”

Both of these terms refer to the same condition, loose skin below the chin, often resulting from excess subdermal fatty tissue or from a lack of collagen to keep the skin taut.

Should I just lose weight to deal with my double chin?

While losing weight will help with some cases of double chins, however, this is far from a cure-all. Once the skin is loose, it may not contract and become taut again.  This means that you may need an intervention to get the results you want.  This is where Meg & Co.’s aesthetic medicine comes in.

How can Meg & Co. help with my double chin?

At Meg & Co, we offer Genius RF Microneedling that dramatically increases collagen production.  This helps to tighten the skin, which can dramatically reduce the appearance of a double chin or “turkey neck” in just a few sessions.