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What's the Best Treatment for a Double Chin?

Fighting a double chin can be frustrating. If you have sagging skin and accumulated fat under your chin and around your neck, getting rid of it can take more than diet and exercise. New York Skin & Vein Centers offer a range of double chin treatments. We will choose the best one for you based on your needs and concerns. 

What Causes a Double Chin? 

If you wonder why you have a double chin, you can blame a combination of factors. Causes of a double chin often include:

  • Genetics: Some people develop a double chin due to their genetic makeup. 
  • Aging: Our skin loses elasticity and collagen as we age, leading to sagging skin and a double chin.
  • Weight gain: Excess weight and obesity can cause an accumulation of fat in the area under the chin.
  • Screen time: Keeping your head down or forward can cause creases in the skin and loose neck skin. Because we spend so much time looking at screens, this condition is often called “tech neck.” 

The cause of your double chin will determine whether your treatment needs to deal with loose skin, excess fat, or both. 

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What’s the Best Treatment for a Double Chin? 

The best treatment for your double chin depends on many factors. These include the amount of loose skin, the amount of fat, and your personal preferences. To get rid of your double chin, we may use the following:


Neck Liposuction is a fast, painless in-office treatment performed while you are awake that removes all of the fat from your double chin in a single session. It also tightens the skin at the same time. You’ll have only a few days of downtime and recover with almost instant results. If your skin has moderate sagging, then it can be combined with ThermiTight®. 

CoolSculpting® Elite

CoolSculpting® Elite is a non-invasive treatment that breaks down fat cells using cold technology. This system has an applicator specifically designed for the submental (under the chin) area to let it target this area of troublesome fat. CoolSculpting® Elite works by lowering the temperature until fat cells crystallize, a process known as cryolipolysis. This kills the fat cells while protecting the skin, nerves and muscles.  


This non-invasive treatment uses SUBERB™ targeted ultrasound technology to trigger collagen development. Sofwave™ is approved for use around the neck and jowls to tighten sagging skin and provide a firmer, more contoured appearance. 


Kybella® is a non-surgical treatment that uses a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid. This molecule, which occurs naturally in the body, breaks down fat cells so the body can remove them. This treatment is injected directly into the fat under the chin, and multiple treatments may be needed for optimal results.


ThermiTight® is a minimally invasive non-surgical treatment that uses a tiny probe to deliver controlled thermal energy to the skin and underlying tissue. ThermiTight® tightens the skin and stimulates collagen production, resulting in a tighter, more youthful appearance that can last years. 

Consultations Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at New York Skin & Vein Center located in Oneonta, NY, serving the surrounding New York City areas with additional offices in Norwich, Binghamton, and Cobleskill.

Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.

Is There Any Downtime With Double Chin Treatment?

The downtime associated with non-surgical double chin treatments will vary depending on the treatment used. Most people can return to normal activities immediately after treatment with no downtime. Neck liposuction and ThermiTight require a few days of recovery, however. 

Kybella® treatment typically requires no downtime, although some people may experience swelling, redness, or numbness in the treatment area. ThermiTight® requires wearing a neck dressing for 6 days after the treatment. Other treatments also have minimal downtime, although some people may experience redness, swelling, or tenderness in the treatment area for a few days.

Am I a Good Candidate for Double Chin Treatment?

Non-surgical double chin treatments, such as Neck Liposuction, CoolSculpting® Elite, Kybella®, ThermiTight®, and Sofwave™, may be suitable for individuals with good skin elasticity and a moderate amount of excess fat under the chin. Good candidates have reasonable expectations and no major health problems.  These treatments may not be ideal for those with a significant amount of excess skin. 


*Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Dohner and his team strive to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses their practice for their aesthetic and vein needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Dohner and his team of expert providers at New York Skin & Vein Center in New York.

Take the Next Step

To schedule your in-person double chin treatment consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Centers at (607) 431-2525 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you. 

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