How do you get rid of a double chin? Well the obvious answer would be to lose weight, and you’d be totally right, but what about when that doesn’t work? What if you’re sitting there with a healthy BMI and/or you’re perfectly happy with the way the rest of your body looks but you’ve just got this annoying little pocket of fat that thinks it’s some sort of hilarious Snpachat filter. It’s there gegging in on all your photos like that weird, sweaty lad on a stag do from from Belfast who somehow ended up, uninvited, in all your birthday night out pictures. No ta.
I can’t tell you how many pictures I’ve taken with my husband and baby and had to delete them immediately because there’s a massive extra chin interloping. I don’t want to live like that and I am raging against the double chin.
As an added bonus, as we age, our skin starts losing elasticity faster than Sambuca makes you lose your dignity and one of the first places to start to droop is the neck and chin area, creating the ever delightful ‘jowels’. #ThatCanDoOne. And no amount of losing weight is going to fix that.
All’s well that ends well though and there are some things you can do to combat the inevitable ‘march of the killer chin’. Losing excess weight is a big one, and there are some anecdotal reports that chin exercises might work but I’m lazy and 1. I don’t want to sit there gurning and poking my chin out for months only to find that there’s been no difference whatsoever and 2. I want fast, guaranteed results. I’m a millennial goddammit and I always get what I want.
Thank god there’s now a dead quick, and best of all, non-invasive treatment for that.
What is it?
The Ultraformer III HIFU (High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound)
- It uses high intensity ultrasound and gentle heat to target both the top layers and deep layers of the skin to cause muscle contraction and thermal trauma that stimulate the body’s natural collagen production.
- It causing skin tightening that carries on working for months.
- The machine manufacturers hold one of only two patents in the world for this technology, the other being US based, and proper proper A list stars will pay an actual fortune for this treatment.
- There’s no real down time, skin is a little red afterwards but that fades within hours and is gone the next day.
- Treatment lasts about 30 minutes.
What’s it like?
The treatment itself, while not pain-free per sé, isn’t at all unbearable. The aesthetic practitioner uses a cartridge connected to the Ultraformer and massages it over the area you have beef with. (I chose the chin but it’s perfect for tightening ham arms, post-pregnancy belly…. Anywhere really). There’s 3 passes of the treatment, targeting 3 layers of the fat, muscles and skin and the sensation varies ever so slightly for each one – ranging from something like plucking a hair with tweezers to squeezing a spot.
It can take 3 months to see the full effects of the treatment but I started to see huge results after a week (results vary from person to person). Below are my results immediately after the treatment, 1 week later and 3 months later.
The procedure isn’t the cheapest in the world, like everything that really works, it’s not going to be is it? And only certain clinics offer it. The nearest to Liverpool is in Cheshire.
All I can say is that it’s given me so much more confidence. It’s given me my selfies back and pictures with my family. And you can’t put a price on that.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Venn Healthcare. I did receive compensation for this post but all opinions stated are my own.