You may be working out extensively to get in shape and get a toned body but then you spot your double chin and you just can’t seem to understand what’s not working right for you. Your chin and neck are one of the first places on your body that start showing the signs of aging and unfortunately for some, it is also one of the first places on your body that begin gaining or losing fat when your body goes through drastic weight changes.
The platysma muscle is a broad muscle that is present in the frontal neck and under the chin area. The platysma begins to lose its collagen around the age of 20 due to a lot of factors like sun exposure, smoking, unhealthy lifestyle, and poor diet and we begin to see the saggy chin or ‘turkey neck’ as some like to call it.
More common in women than in men, many people around the world seek surgical options like a neck lift, to correct the appearance of a saggy neck. However, before you opt for surgical procedures, do try some neck and jawline targeted exercises that may help to tighten and firm the area
Understanding Platysma Muscle’s role in forming Double Chin
The platysma muscles extend from the upper portion of the chest i.e decolletage to the lower part of the jaw up to a part of the face. These muscles hold up your neck and jawline in your youth but may droop as you age leading to a chin that’s saggy and loose skin under the chin and on the decolletage.
1. Calorie control diet
Having a calorie control diet as part of your meals is extremely important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Controlling the portions you eat every day and keeping a count on the daily intake of calories helps you control what you put inside your body. This way you will be conscious about eating healthy food and avoid eating junk.
2. Facial Exercises
While the double chin can be the result of genetics, aging, bad posture, and more such reasons, there are plenty of facial and jawline exercises available. These exercises not only reduce your double chin but also strengthen your facial muscles.
3. Consult a professional
While we understand that everyone’s body is different and the diets and exercises that may work for one individual may or may not work for others. This is where a consultation with a professional comes into the picture. Gravity plays a major role in hindsight, and we begin to see its’ effects as we grow older. The skin becomes sagging and begins to lose its tightness. This is where a dermatologist can help you after understanding your skin type and the kind of treatment your face needs.
AAYNA offers multiple non-invasive treatments that are painless and super comfortable that can be used on the face. These treatments not only target sagginess but also boosts new collagen production that ultimately lifts the skin and makes it look younger than before.
Here are some of the treatments to reduce double chin:
- AAYNA Collagen – Rejuvenates, revitalizes, and nourishes the skin by delivering collagen through ionic channels deep into the skin without needles or surgery.
- AAYNA Renew – combined goodness of micro-needling and radiofrequency stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin.
- Exilis Elite Face – a non-surgical facelift that helps in contouring of the face and rejuvenated collagen production.
- Dermal Fillers – fillers help in contouring, lifting, and slimming the facial features that help achieve a youthful appearance.
- Thermage – smoothens and contours the skin with its non-invasive radiofrequency therapy, making it one of the finest skin tightening treatments.
Whether you try to get on a diet, get into a defined exercise routine, or plan to go for some in-clinic treatments, having a double chin is nothing to worry about. One way or another, you’ll find a way that best suits you to get rid of your turkey neck.