It is no surprise that we live in a technology-infused society. In nearly any public setting, you don’t have to look hard to find people of all ages slumped over their cellphones or tablets. Unfortunately, this “tech neck” posture of the chin touching the chest for long periods of time can bring significant consequences that affect more than just your spinal alignment or cellphone bill. In fact, tech neck can also contribute to the development of a double chin!
The cause and effect is straightforward. By staring down at your device all day and drawing your chin to your chest, you are helping gravity do its job of pulling your skin downward. This posture has been shown to create or exaggerate the appearance of a sagging double chin, jowls and other lines and winkles along the neck or mouth. While adjusting your posture and holding your head in a more neutral position while you scroll your social media feed can certainly prevent these unwanted facial changes, there are also ways to correct any damage that has already been done.
A neck lift and liposuction are considered a gold standard method to restore youth to the lower face and neck. However, there is also a non-surgical procedure that can reverse the impact of tech neck on your appearance. Kybella is an injectable product that has recently gained widespread attention as an FDA-approved treatment to reduce submental (under chin) fat. Kybella’s active ingredient is identical to deoxycholic acid, something our body naturally produces to get rid of fat. This double chin reduction treatment usually requires multiple sessions to achieve ideal results, but it is quick and non-invasive.
At RIVKIN Aesthetics, we can offer Kybella treatments for your double chin appearance as well as many other non-surgical procedures to refresh your face and tighten the sagging skin that may be amplified due to your daily habits. Call our Los Angeles clinic today to learn more about how we can rejuvenate your appearance – even after countless hours of looking at your smartphone.