Excess fat beneath the chin often accumulates as part of the ageing process and our genetics, not as a result of our diets or lifestyle choices. This means it can be extremely difficult to manage, leaving painful, invasive surgery as the only reliable option – until recently. Now, we use a fat-dissolving injection to permanently destroy the fat cells beneath your chin, tightening the skin and contouring the jaw to deliver a slim and rejuvenated new look.
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The area to be treated is marked with a special grid, enabling us to precisely administer the injection. Small injections with an ultra-fine needle are then made into the fatty tissue. The procedure takes approximately 10-15 minutes.
Local anaesthetic is injected into the treated area to ensure complete comfort.
Certainly can. Common areas to treat are jowls, bra fat, knees and abdomen.
Most people start noticing results at 4 weeks, with maximum results seen approximately 5 months after last treatment.
Don’t worry, the area is numbed with local anaesthetic, making this procedure pain-free. The treated area can feel tender for several days, but not painful.
The most common side effects we see are mild and not permanent:
- Swelling – we expect to see swelling around the neck as it means the treatment is working! The swelling is at is at its worst about 48 hours after the procedure
- Temporary numbness under the chin – approximately 50% of patients will feel this slight numbness after their treatment, with symptoms wearing off after 30 days on average
- Warmth and redness – 40% of patients will feel warmth or redness under the chin on the day of their treatment
- Firmness under the chin – studies show that 16% of patients will feel firmness or ‘induration’ under the skin after treatment. This is no cause for concern and resolves, on average, after 51 days according to studies
Rare side effects such as temporary problems with a weak smile, weak facial muscles, and trouble swallowing have been reported to occur in a small 2% of people. This is due to variances in facial anatomy from person to person. The average time for this to resolve is 44 days.
The injection we use contains a fat-metabolising agent that is soybean-derived and naturally-occuring in our bodies. When it comes in contact with your fat cells, it destroys them. The targeted fat cells will not regenerate, which is why this is a permanent solution to double chin fat. Without the fat, your skin tightens and your chin and jawline appear slimmed and contoured.
A minimum of two treatments are required. The precise number will depend on how much excess fat is present. Most patients will require between 2-4 treatments, however, in some instances, up to 6 treatments will be required to completely eliminate their double chin.
A minimum of six weeks is required between treatments. Results are assessed six weeks after each treatment to determine if further treatments are indicated.
Once the desired aesthetic result has been achieved, no further treatments will be required.
Often, double chin fat is unrelated to diet and lifestyle factors, including gaining and losing weight. We treat many patients who have lost considerable amounts of weight, yet still maintain a disproportionate and prominent double chin.
$700 per vial. The average client requires 2-3 vials per treatment.
Liposuction is capable of providing great results, but the benefits of fat dissolving injections are:
- No downtime
- No incisions
- No general anaesthesia
- No post treatment garment
Don’t just take our word for it…
“Jade is such a beautiful clinic, all the staff are so friendly and professional. I have enjoyed a couple of lovely visits to treat my various skin issues and are so pleased with the results. They explain everything in full, including costs incurred and have such great technology to treat a wide range of various ailments. If you want to improve your skin health and look your best, call Jade.”Jess U.
“I had never been to Jade before and I must say I was impressed. Lisa was so informative about everything and didn’t try to talk me into anything. Answered all my questions and was very truthful in what Jade could and couldn’t do for me, which I really appreciated. Thank you for making this experience an enjoyable one.”Ingrid W.
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