There are some theoretical issues that explain the reason for the double chin’s appearance. We associate double chins with fat drops and shift the responsibility of this dropping to the gravity process. And we are right, but additional mechanisms play a role in this issue. Medically speaking, these processes are triggered not only by fat dropping but also by impaired microcirculation and lymphatic drainage. It is also triggered by weakness of the collagen support.
According to the contemporary view on the problem of doublechin appearance, as the aging process takes place, the muscle in the jaw area shrinks. This shrinkage is the result of muscle hypertension. Muscle spasms not only destroy the balance of the musculoskeletal structure of the face and neck but also work as an obstacle for the micro- circulation and lymphatic (lymph) flow. The result of these processes is the accumulation of the liquid in the lower part of the face and neck. These swollen tissues have the consequences of damaging the microcirculation as well. It is a cycle that needs to and can be broken.
In order to have a tightened skin, our bodies should destroy damaged collagen and pro- duce new. Good microcirculation is one of the key conditions for the restoration process. When circulation is insufficient, the processes of new collagen formation suffer. Fat does not have sufficient collagen support and shows it as jowls.
Double chins are mostly a problem of the deformative type of aging (overweight people very often are representatives of this type). All that was mentioned earlier—microcirculation, lymphatic drainage, and gravity processes with fat dropping and weakness of the collagen support—are conditions for this type of aging. In addition, the deformative type of aging in 40 percent of cases has a hereditary pathology of connective tissues—high levels of immature collagen, which is the reason for decreased amounts of mature collagen and decreased strength of supportive tissues. What this means is that the collagen support of the dropping fat (due to gravity) is not stable and strong compared with that of representatives of other aging types.
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