DOUBLE CHIN REDUCTION
Are you bothered by your 'double chin'?
Deoxycholic acid is a natural occurring molecule that helps our bodies breakdown fat during digestion. It is a safe and effective alternative to liposuction with less associated risk factors, downtime and cost.
A double chin can occur at any age, and its not exclusive to people who are overweight. This sub-mental fat is often due to genetics, age and weight changes. If you are experiencing stubborn double chin fullness, then this may be the perfect treatment for you.
Visible improvement to the stubborn double chin area
Permanent results if diet and exercise are maintained
Improving the appearance and profile of patients, threfore improving contour in the jawline
No incisions or scarring after treatment
No general anaesthetic or hospital stay
Short recovery time
Natural treatment which uses Deoxycholic acid, a substance already produced by the body
Relatively quick treatment
HOW DOES FAT DISSOLVING WORK?
Fat dissolving uses Deoxycholic acid as the main ingredient to breakdown fat. Although it is naturally found in the body, you should not have the treatment if you have any thyroid conditions.
Deoxycholic acid is injected with very fine needles directly into the unwanted fat deposits. The fat is broken down into a soluble form and removed by normal liver and kidney function.
IS THIS TREATMENT SAFE?
Unlike liposuction and surgery, it is not associated with the risks of general anaesthesia or sedation, and the other complications of surgery.
HOW IS THE TREATMENT PERFORMED?
Once your medical intake and consent forms have been completed, you will speak with our Medical Director who will clear you for the procedure.
Once cleared, you will be numbed with a topical anaesthetic to ensure optimal comfort. Our advanced medical nurse injector will then administer a series of injections directly under the chin at each session.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
On average, patients require 2-4 sessions spaced 5 weeks apart with a maximum of 6 sessions. Once optimal results are achieved, re-treatment is not expected.
WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?
Swelling is to be expected, so going straight back to work isn’t advised. Rather, the recommendation is to ice the skin and rest. The swelling will usually go down within a few days but can take up to 2 weeks. It is best to schedule your treatment 2 weeks prior to any social gatherings.
ARE THE RESULTS PERMANENT?
When appropriate diet and exercise are maintained the results of the procedure are permanent.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?
As with other injectable treatments, you may experience side effects such as: bruising, swelling, numbness and tenderness in the treated area. Because the symptoms are mild, most clients can continue their normal activities a few days after the treatment.
WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR TREATMENT?
Pregnant, could be pregnant or breastfeeding
Any current or past thyroid conditions
Presence of infection in the area
Allergy to deoxycholic acid
Excess skin, scar tissue or past surgery in the sub mental area (as changes in anatomy/landmarks or the presence of scar tissue may impact the ability to safely administer and obtain a desired aesthetic result).