Double-Chin Fat Reduction Injections
Reduce Submental Fat under your Chin using a Non-Surgical Neck Lift alternative
The appearance of a double chin or fatty, sagging jawline or neckline can greatly detract from a youthful looking face. In fact, studies revealed that nearly 7 our of 10 people above a certain age are concerned about the appearance of their necks – they mostly dislike the excess fat that accumulates under the chin area with age, leaving a ‘double chin’ appearance or an indistinguishable chin and jawline. Facelift surgery and Neck lift surgeries are serious surgery procedures that can have substantial downtime.
Fortunately, however, there’s now a cosmetic injection option to help reduce under-chin fat and enhance your jawline. They are known as ‘under chin injections’ using a TGA approved solution that became popular in the USA after it revived FDA approval in 2015 .
Double-Chin Fat Reduction Injections are a prescription cosmetic medical treatment that can improve the appearance and profile of the chin, jawline and/or neck area for treatment-suitable patients.
These injections are best used for reducing mild or moderate submental fat stores below the chin (submental fat), and are less effective if the amount of under chin fat is severe OR if there is substantial skin laxity as well as submental fat accumulation beneath the chin or jawline area.
Dr Prav Kumar, an Aesthetic Physician and one of the Top Senior Melbourne Clinic injectors at Coco Ruby Skin & Anti-Ageing offer neck fat and double chin injections treatment (under-chin injections treatment.
Dr Prav can help assess patients for treatment suitability, but you might be a good candidate for double-chin reduction treatments if you meet the following criteria:
- Suitable candidates: 18 years of age.
- Mild to Medium levels of under-chin (submental) fat
- Good collagen/healthy skin
- No contradicting conditions
- Willing to undertake repeated injection treatments at the required intervals
Not all patients may be suitable for the non-surgical neck lift/fat removal procedure AND the procedure can be uncomfortable for patients.
Double Chin Injections – do they work?
How submental fat injections work to reduce your Double Chin fat deposits for suitable treatment candidates.
Non-surgical Neck Lift techniques using Double-Chin Fat Reduction Injections
- The treatment area is numbed using local anaesthetic or other numbing methods including cool packs or ice packs.
- Ice packs/cool packs can also be used during treatment to reduce discomfort.
- A dotted grid is then over-layed onto the treated area and the numbing agents are removed/the area is thoroughly cleansed.
- The grid is designed for strategic injecting strategies.
- Each session usually means fewer injections as the fat area under the chin becomes reduced.
- Double-Chin Fat Reduction Injections are made into the submental fat below the chin
- The area is retreated at 6 week intervals for approximately 3 treatments (this can vary from patient to patient)
- The long-term result is considered permanent reduction of underchin fat – leaving you with a clearer, firmer looking jawline and chin area
- These cosmetic injections of deoxycholic acid can provide you with more youthful neck and jawline contours – without surgery – as long as you have good collagen in your skin
- If you skin is lax, then a surgical neck lift or face lift and neck lift may be your best alternative to Double-Chin Fat Reduction Injections below the chin
Double-Chin Fat Reduction Injections below the chin
- For patient comfort, cool packs such as ICE packs can be applied before or during the treatment.
- Cool packs are also a great idea for after the Double-Chin Fat Reduction Injections to the submental fat under the chin/upper neck area.
- Injections are made very carefully in the designated treated area.
- The under neck injection procedure is repeated at approximately 6 weeks after the first treatment.
- Most patients require 3 or more treatments but every patient is unique and treatments are fully customised.
What does it feel like to have Double-Chin Fat Reduction Injections to your chin fat?
Initially, there is redness, a sensation of heat and swelling, which can last for several weeks as the treatment takes effect.
The skin may feel numb and ‘wobbly’ as their is swelling for several days to approximately 4 weeks after the injection.
Double-Chin Fat Reduction Injections – Double Chin Injection Treatment
Ask your Clinician about the process, risks and potential contraindications to this procedure, to determine if you are a good candidate for a non-surgical neck lift.
Over time, the patient will notice a smoother, firmer contour to the tissues under the chin.
Want to reduce your double chin and reveal a smoother neckline or jawline contour?
For more information, phone our Patient Care Advisors on (03) 8849 1444 and ask for a consultation with Dr Prav Kumar.