Non-Surgical Double Chin Reduction Options

One of the most common concerns among both men and women is excess fat around the chin and neck area, often referred to as a “double chin.” 

A double chin, also known as submental fullness, is a common condition that occurs when excess fat accumulates beneath the chin. This can give the appearance of a “second chin” and can be difficult to get rid of. It can be caused by a number of factors, including age, weight gain, and genetics. 

In the past, the only way to get rid of a double chin was through surgery, but there are now a number of non-surgical options that can help to reduce the appearance of a double chin.

Hifu or High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

Hifu is a non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment that can improve the appearance of your chin and jawline by reducing fat under the skin. Hifu uses ultrasound energy to target and destroy fat cells, resulting in a significant reduction in the appearance of a double chin.

Double chin removal using Hifu treatments are typically done in a series of three to six sessions, spaced four to six weeks apart. Although it is a relatively new treatment and there is still some limited data on its efficacy, initial studies have shown it to be effective at reducing the appearance of double chins.

Injectable Chin Fillers

Injectable fillers are one of the most popular non-surgical options for reducing the appearance of a double chin. These fillers can help to add volume to the areas around your chin and jawline, making your double chin less noticeable. 

Chin fillers are made of a variety of different materials, including hyaluronic acid, collagen, and fat.

The filler is injected into the chin area, where it works to add volume and reduce the appearance of a double chin. Injectable chin fillers can last for 6 months to 2 years, and the results are usually immediate.

Double chin removal treatment using fillers requires one to consult with a doctor to assess which one is right for you.

Radiofrequency Treatment

Radiofrequency treatment is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses radio waves to heat the skin and underlying tissue, resulting in tightening and contraction of the skin. This can help to improve the appearance of a double chin by reducing excess skin and fat. Radiofrequency treatments are typically used to treat the face and neck area, but can also be used to treat the chin area. A series of treatments may be required for optimal results.

Topical Treatments

There are a number of topical treatments that can be used to improve the appearance of a double chin. 

These include retinoids, which can help to improve skin texture and elasticity, and topical creams that contain caffeine or other ingredients that can help to reduce the appearance of fat.

The most common side effects of these topical  treatments include redness, irritation, and dryness at the application site. These side effects are typically temporary and resolve within a few days to a week.

Facial Exercises

Another non-surgical option for reducing a double chin is to undergo a course of facial exercises. These exercises work to tone and strengthen the muscles in the chin and neck area, which can help to reduce the appearance of a double chin. 

There are a number of different facial exercises that can be performed, and it is important to consult with a professional to ensure that they are being performed correctly.


If you’re unhappy with your double chin and are looking for ways to reduce its appearance, there are a number of non-surgical options available. Talk to your doctor and licensed aesthetician about the best treatment option for you.