Causes and Treatment Options for a Double Chin

Do you struggle with a double chin? Many times, this condition is caused by the natural aging process or genetics, and is completely unpreventable. However, just because it cannot be prevented does not mean that it can’t be treated. 

In today’s blog post from Rock Creek Wellness, we are going to discuss what causes a double chin as well as your treatment options. From plastic surgery to less invasive treatments, we’ll provide you with the avenues available to address your double chin.

Continue reading to learn more, and if you are ready to find an effective, minimally invasive treatment for your double chin, it’s time to consider Kybella®. This injectable is designed to help remove the stubborn fat underneath your chin that has been frustrating you. Contact the team at our Leawood wellness center today to learn more.

What Can Cause a Double Chin?

A double chin is simply extra fat underneath the chin. How those unwanted layers of fat develop can vary from person to person. Sometimes, it’s a condition that develops as you age or due to your diet, and other times, it’s simply due to genetics. For many people, a double chin is often caused by factors that we have no control over.


As we age, our skin slowly loses its elasticity. This can result in sagging skin underneath your chin which can lead to the development of a double chin. 

Diet and Weight

A poor diet can lead to weight gain, and for some of us, weight can pack on in places like underneath our chin. Fluctuations in your weight can also cause extra skin to develop in that area contributing to the appearance of a double chin.


While this may not seem very fair, if a double chin runs in your family, you may be more likely to develop one. Genetics are simply something that we cannot do anything about. However, there may still be hope to treat your double chin, even if it is due to genetics.

Treatment Choices for a Double Chin

If you struggle with a double chin, you have undoubtedly searched for solutions, and in your search, you have probably found a multitude of proposed solutions from surgery to exercises meant to target the under-chin area. We’ll discuss some of these treatment options in more depth in this section.

Over the Counter Products

Over-the-counter products like skin masks and moisturizers are available that are designed to tighten skin. Some people believe that these may help to tighten the skin underneath your chin if your double chin is caused by skin that has lost its elasticity. However, these products are often expensive and the results can vary greatly. 


When you search for “double chin treatments” online, you will find a slew of exercises designed to specifically target the under-chin area. While some of these exercises may help to build muscle in that area, there is no real way to target fat loss from any one specific area of your body.


As with most cosmetic conditions, there are surgeries available to treat your double chin. These can include choices such as liposuction. While surgery can be effective, it also comes with more risks and requires recovery time, not to mention it can be quite expensive. If you have tried everything else and have not found a solution to your double chin, it may be worth looking into cosmetic surgery.

Kybella® Double Chin Treatment

If you are searching for an effective double chin treatment but don’t want to commit to having surgery, Kybella® may be for you. Kybella is an injection that consists of deoxycholic acid, a synthetic form of a molecule that helps your body to process fat more efficiently. Kybella is injected directly to the under-chin area. It is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment option for double chin that requires little to no downtime. 

Schedule Your Kybella® Consultation

Are you searching for an effective, non-surgical solution for your double chin? Look no further than Kybella. This double chin treatment may help to remove the stubborn fat underneath your chin resulting in a healthier, more youthful appearance. If you are ready to learn more about Kybella, contact the team at Rock Creek Wellness in Leawood to schedule a consultation today.