Double Chin or Submental fullness

clinic-newsletter-2Non surgical treatment of Submental fullness also known as ‘double chin’

Fullness under the chin is a common concern for men and women. This can be caused by ageing, genetics or weight changes.

Sometimes the fullness in this area may not go away no matter how much you diet or exercise. This can make you feel older and heavier than you are.

The good news is there is a non surgical treatment to improve the appearance of a double chin.

This fat reduction treatment is now available here in Australia and it’s an injectable treatment. The active ingredient in this injectable is a synthesized deoxycholic acid which occurs naturally in the body where it helps to break down fat. Once injected into the subcutaneous fat, it causes the destruction of fat cells and these fat cells cannot store or accumulate fat.

This is injected below the chin, which reduces fat and resulting in a more contoured neck jawline and profile. This is a prescription only medicine and treatment is only available from you clinician.

The treatment for double chin itself should take approximately 15-20 minutes and depending on the individual anatomy and circumstances, you may require from 2 to 6 treatments. Many experienced visible improvement of their chin profile in 2-4 treatments.

This double chin injectable treatment session involves a series of injections into the area under the chin. Prior to administering the injection, ice packs is applied to the treatment area. Patients will experience some mild to moderate pain or discomfort and that usually lasts about 5-10 minutes. Paracetamol can be taken orally prior to the treatment. Common side effects are pain, bruising, redness, swelling, numbness, tingling, formation of small areas of hardness and itching around the treatment area. Swelling usually lasts from one to two weeks.

If you do experience trouble swallowing, uneven smile, taste disturbances, discoloration or ulcer, although unlikely, you need to contact your clinician immediatley.

This treatment is now available at True Skin Cosmetic & Laser Clinic.

Contact us now on 0415620008