Will Botox Tighten Double Chin?
What is botox?
Botox is a fascinating drug that is created from a toxin that is produced by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. Botox prevents the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from axon endings at the neuromuscular junction, which causes flaccid paralysis. While this may sound horrible, science has shown us that not all toxins are all bad all of the time. Botox is a stunning example of this.
Botox has powerful properties as a medical treatment for various conditions. It can help in treating muscle spasticity, muscle disorders, excessive sweating, and migraine headaches. Most people, however, would be familiar with botox being used for cosmetic purposes.
Botox injections are incredibly effective for reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Because they block acetylcholine, they stop muscles from contracting. In very small doses, they can temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes.
Will botox tighten a double chin?
But will botox tighten double chin? A double chin, medically-termed submental fat, is when a layer of fat forms beneath your chin, giving the appearance of having two chins instead of one. It is most commonly seen in people who are overweight, however a person does not necessarily have to be overweight to have one. Genetics can play a part in the appearance of a double chin. Likewise, loose skin from aging or dramatic weight loss can also cause this complaint.
While botox is a highly effective treatment for many facial cosmetic needs, unfortunately it cannot tighten a double chin. The only certain way of addressing this problem is through cosmetic surgery if you find that weight loss or other natural methods do not help. Some of these methods are discussed further later in this article.
What can botox do to help my skin?
Botox is the ideal choice to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on your face, especially in the eye and forehead area. While it cannot tighten a double chin, it can assist with some other common complaints close to that area.
Botox can reduce the appearance of so-called “turkey neck” especially if it’s the result of muscle tightening when you speak. Turkey’s neck is loose skin in the neck area, which tends to wobble and look unsightly when speaking or making head movements and gestures. Botox can assist with this by temporarily relaxing the neck muscles, to lessen the issue. As it reduces the appearance of the turkey neck, it can also tighten the jaw to an extent. While this will not specifically tighten a double chin, it will improve your overall tightness in that area.
What can I do to naturally tighten my double chin?
If your double chin is due to excess weight, then adopting a healthy eating and exercise regime to reduce your weight may help reduce your double chin. There are also several things you can do to tighten your double chin naturally. Simple exercises like doing slow neck rotations and rolls a few times per day or jutting your lower jaw out and forward and holding that position for a few seconds before relaxing again can make a big difference. Other easy exercises include stretching your tongue up and out at ten second intervals or puckering your lips while tilting your head out and backwards can also help. Another exercise to try is doing chin presses with a resistance ball. For the best results, you can even try combining all of these into a daily exercise routine in orderr to help make that double chin tighter and less noticeable.