Face Concerns

At illumia Medical, we address facial concerns such as volume loss, definition, double chins, and nose enhancement using medical-grade technologies. Our procedures aim to enhance natural features, providing subtle, natural-looking results without surgery.

Double Chin

What is a Double Chin?

A double chin, also known as submental fat, is a common condition when an extra layer of fat gathers under your chin, giving the appearance of two chins. A double chin can make your neck appear larger and sometimes older, it can, sometimes cause the jawline to disappear altogether.

If you are concerned about your double chin — you aren’t alone because it is one of the most commonly faced concerns by many, as many as 68% of people in America.*

*Statistics taken from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

What Causes Double Chin?

Several factors contribute to the development of a double chin, including:

  • Weight: Weight gain can show up anywhere including the chin. For some, even minor weight gain can result in a double chin.
  • Genetics: If a parent has a double chin, you’d likely have it too, even if you aren’t overweight. That is why skinny people can also have a double chin.
  • Age: Skin loses elasticity and no longer supports underlying fat as firmly. This causes bulging of fats, such as those on your chin. Sometimes, the relaxed skin can also be perceived as a double chin.
  • Posture: Existing chin fat can appear more obvious with bad posture —  slumped shoulders and a “collapsed neck”. You can easily see the effect by snapping your profile in a mirror.

How to Prevent Double Chins?

As with most prevention methods, the best prevention for double chin consists of a combination of factors. Here are some tips to keep your double chin tone and tight:

  • Eat Well: Enjoying a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains can help you avoid weight gain and reduce the risk of a double chin.
  • Stay Active: Regular exercise, including cardio and strength training, helps you maintain a healthy weight and keeps fat from accumulating under your chin.
  • Mind Your Posture: Keeping your head up and shoulders back strengthens your neck and chin muscles, helping to prevent a double chin.
  • Do Facial Exercises: Simple exercises that target the chin and neck muscles can tone the area and keep your jawline looking firm.

Double Chin Removal Treatments in Singapore

In Singapore, there are several effective treatments available to remove or reduce a double chin. These treatments range from surgical to non-surgical, 

  • CoolSculpting: Freezes and naturally eliminates fat cells over time.
  • Kybella: Injects a fat-dissolving substance to break down fat cells.
  • Ultherapy: Uses ultrasound to boost collagen and tighten skin.
  • Liposuction: Surgically removes fat for immediate contouring.
  • Thread Lift: Lifts and firms the skin with temporary sutures.
  • Radiofrequency: Uses radiofrequency to boost collagen production and tighten skin

Non-Surgical Double Chin Treatment Options in Singapore: Cost, Price, and Procedure

The cost of double chin removal treatments in Singapore varies depending on the type of procedure and the clinic. At illumia Medical, the treatment for double chin starts with an initial consultation and detailed skin assessment. Our doctors will advise on treatment options and draft a comprehensive treatment plan for you, including pre-treatment guidelines.

Sessions are conducted with careful monitoring, and post-treatment care instructions are given along with follow-up visits to support skin health improvement. For detailed pricing, you can view the full price list here.

At illumia Medical, different treatments are available to help with uneven skin tone:


Which treatment is best for a double chin?

Choosing the best treatment for a double chin depends on your personal preferences and how much fat is under your chin. Popular non-surgical options like CoolSculpting and Kybella are known for their effectiveness and minimal downtime. Ultherapy is also highly regarded for its skin-tightening effects. If you’re looking for drastic results, liposuction is an effective surgical option. Radiofrequency and thread lifts offer additional non-surgical alternatives for lifting and firming the skin.

Can a double chin be removed permanently?

Yes, most non-surgical treatments mentioned above can help break down fat cells while contouring and tightening the skin under the chin. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to prevent new fat cells from accumulating again.

Are double chin treatments in Singapore safe?

Yes, double chin treatments in Singapore are generally safe when performed by qualified professionals. Non-surgical treatments like CoolSculpting, Kybella, Ultherapy, radiofrequency, and thread lifts are FDA-approved and have a good safety profile.

How effective are non-surgical double chin treatments in Singapore?

Non-surgical treatments for a double chin can be very effective. CoolSculpting can reduce fat by up to 20-25% per session, while Kybella offers significant fat reduction. Ultherapy, radiofrequency, and thread lifts improve contour and skin tightening. However, results can vary between individuals.

How long does it take to see results from double chin removals in Singapore?

Results vary depending on the treatment. Generally, you can expect to see results anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. It’s best to speak with our doctors to get a better idea of what to expect based on your condition and the treatment used.

Does facial volume loss return?

The results of treatments for facial volume loss in Singapore can last for several months to years, depending on the type of treatment and individual factors. Maintenance treatments may be required to sustain results over time.

Why Choose illumia?

At illumia Therapeutics, we celebrate you. No matter what your beauty goals are, our team of experienced therapists are committed to providing you with a tailored treatment plan. Thanks to our team's years of expertise and use of innovative, illumia-exclusive technologies, you can expect maximum results with minimum effort.

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