Non Surgical Double Chin Reduction
Double chin reduction in 15 minutes
Sometimes no matter how much you exercise you can not reduce the fullness under the chin, generally referred to as a double chin. A double chin maybe a concern for both men and women. This stubborn deposit can be caused by a number of changes to the body such as ageing and weight gain or it may be as a result of genetics.
A double chin can make you look older and heavier than you actually are, but now there is an effective, non-surgical way to treat your double chin. The treatment consists of a series of injections.
It is fast and convenient and does not require any surgical procedure.
What is the Double Chin Reduction?
The drug used, due to Australian advertising laws we can not advertise online, to describe it for you, in its synthetic form of deoxycholic acid which occurs naturally in our bodies to break down fat. Fat cell membranes are destroyed when injected with this treatment, allowing the fat within the cell to be released and then naturally eliminated by the body. When injected below the chin, the treated area results in reduced fat, giving you a more contoured neck profile and jawline.
How is the Double Chin Reduction treatment applied?
Prior to administering the treatment your Cosmetic Nurse Kellee, will apply ice/cold packs or topical and/or injectable local anaesthesia to the treatment area to make you more comfortable.
The injectable treatment time ranges from 15 -30 minutes
We customises the treatment to your individual anatomy and circumstances.
This is a non invasive treatment
Once the desired results are achieved, re-treatment is not expected.
How many treatments will I need?
Many patients treated with this double chin reduction, experience visible improvements of their chin profile in two to four treatments. Whilst each individual is different, we have found that generally most patients only require up to two sessions, however repeat treatments of more sessions may be required for greater degree of double chin fat.
If you have any questions or concerns please call me clinic to speak with our Cosmetic Nurse for an aesthetic opinion.
What is the recovery time?
Treatment sessions are usually six - eight weeks apart. There is no need for bandaging however the area injected can feel like internal sunburn and there maybe subsequent swelling which could last a few days. We would therefore recommend if you intend on dealing with the public, or you wish to make sure no one knows you have received treatment, then delay these interactions for several days just to be sure.
Swelling is a good sign & we want to see swelling to know that it is taking effect, intact if you experience nil swelling we ask that you contact our team immediately.
You can expect that the side effect will be the highest after the first session with all future side effects reduced for any subsequent treatments.
Remember this is a non surgical approach for under chin fullness due to fat deposits, and these fat cells do not return.
How much does treatment cost?
At your initial consultation our cosmetic nurse Kellee will determine the number of treatments required to suit your individual requirements and we can then advise appropriate costs involved for your treatment and determine how many vials you shall require to reach your desired outcome.
Here are some frequently asked questions
Q1: Can this treatment be used on other areas of the body like the bottom?- Not at this point. The only recommended treatment area for this drug is the treatment under the chin for fat.
Q2: Who is not a good candidate for this?- Patients with excessive loose skin and minimum to nil neck fat as well as pregnant women or women breast feeding should not consider this treatment or any injectable treatment. If you have a lot of lax skin we can perform laser treatment or PRP to this region to tighten first then 6-8 weeks later treat this region with this treatment to reduce submental fat.
Q3: Does the treatment hurt? - The treatment has a mild discomfort and is therefore not considered painless. It can feel like sunburn under the skin. Local anaesthetic is injected to the area & my clients rate the pain from 2-4/10 on average. Prior to this a lot of medical professionals were only using Ice, this pain score was on average 9-10/10. We have mastered a great numbing technique with local & will keep you as comfortable as possible. We also have Gas if required.
Q4: What are the other non-surgical options to?- Your only real other options are treatments that involve freezing or fat heating devices.
Q5: Will it help with my loose skin too? - There may be some skin tightening as a result of the treatment.
Q6: Can I expect any downtime as a result of this treatment? - There is some swelling of the neck post treatment which can last for a few days. Most my clients return to work the following day with a light scare to cover the treated area.
Q7. Am I guaranteed to see results? – It is designed to dissolve the sub mental fat, we have not yet treated a client that has not responded to treatment, if there is submental fat present, the treatment will dissolve this fat. Repeated treatments is needed until you reach your desired outcome. Our Dr or nurse will guide you in how many treatments you should expect to have.
Q.8 How many vials will I need to treat my double chin? – The average patient needs at least 2 vials injected into the double chin fat at each treatment. This means spending approximately from $1400 on each treatment.
I recommend a minimum of 2 treatments per person. Some patients can require up to 6 treatments, depending on the degree of submental fat.
Q 9. How many vials / treatments will I need? – We recommend at minimum of 2 treatments of at least 2 vials to see results. The likely cost of the treatment is from $2800 (at least 2 treatments of at least 2 vials).
Q 10. How much does it cost? – At LUX SKIN HEALTH the cost is $1400 per treatment (2 vial pack)
Q 11. Will I see results straight away? – No, it takes up to 6 weeks for you to notice the effects. We treat patients at 6-8 week intervals.
Q 12. What are the main side effects of this treatment? – We expect swelling around the treatment area on the day. We like swelling because it means the treatment is working. In fact, we say please call us if it does not swell! Swelling means that the body is destroying fat cells. This also means we recommend icing the skin and resting at home after treatment rather than going back to work
Book in for a consultation with Our Cosmetic Nurse Kellee & she will be happy to guide you through the treatment plan.