Double Chin Reduction
As we age, the body begins to store fat below the chin, a situation that can cause self-image and confidence issues. For some people, no matter how much they exercise or how healthy their diet, the fat deposit remains in place. While in the past, liposculpture may have been the only option, there is now an injectable treatment to treat a double chin without the need for surgery.
Injectable Double Chin Reduction
For those troubled by a double chin (also known as ‘submental fullness’), Dolce Vita Skin now has a new non-surgical injectable treatment to help patients streamline their profile.
The active ingredient of the double chin injectable treatment is a purified, synthetic version of a molecule that occurs naturally in the body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected under the chin, it breaks down the fat cells in the treatment area, to improve the appearance of a double chin. Once broken down, the targeted cells are absorbed by the body.
While many may associate a double chin with being overweight, in reality it can occur in both men and women of any body type. A double chin is usually the results of one or more of these factors:
- Ageing: Changes in facial anatomy that come with ageing include looser skin, accumulation and movement of fat and loosening of muscles in the chin area;
- Genetics: Excessive fat deposits under the chin (‘pre-platysmal fat’) may be the result of genetics, independent of ageing – however they can also worsen with age; and
- Weight: Weight gain can also be a contributing factor
Regardless of age and overall fat distribution, a double chin can make people feel they look older or heavier than they actually are, and often dieting or exercise will have little impact.
A double chin can have a negative effect on a person’s day-to-day life, with some people feeling it affects their confidence and even their career.
The program involves a series of at least two separate treatments spaced at least four to six weeks apart. Most patients will obtain results after two to four treatment sessions, however some may require up to six to achieve the desired result. Re-treatment is not expected to be required and results are maintained for up to four years.
Double Chin Reduction FAQs
How does the injectable double chin treatment work?
The prescription-only treatment is injected into the area of the chin where there is fat to be removed. The active ingredient is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected, it destroys fat cells, and once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. This results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved profile.
Am I candidate for treatment?
This non-surgical option is only approved for the adult population and can help get rid of stubborn fat under or around the chin area. If you have any of the following, you may be a candidate:
- You exercise and have a healthy diet, but the extra fullness will not go away
- You feel self-conscious or unhappy about the fat under the chin
- You feel like the extra fat under your chin makes you look older or overweight
- You don’t want to have surgery to get rid of the fat under or around the chin
How many treatments will I need?
Dr Nik will create a tailored treatment plan based on your chin profile. At each treatment, you will be given multiple small injections under your chin. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 injectable double chin reduction treatments, spaced at least 1 month apart. However, some need up to 6 treatment sessions.
When will I start to see results?
The body disposes of destroyed fat cells gradually, and the results can take several weeks to become apparent. Some patients see benefits after only one to two of the injectable double chin reduction treatments, although more may be needed for full benefits.
Can injections be performed on other areas of the body?
Currently the treatment is only approved by the TGA for use under the chin, and can’t be used on other areas of the body. However, there are other non-surgical treatments like truSculpt iD which we can recommend for other areas.