How to get rid of a double chin without surgery

Heard of double chin injections? They’re one of the latest cosmetic treatments getting around, with celebrities such as Khloe Kardashian vouching for their effectiveness in sculpting the area under the chin.

And they’re gaining popularity for good reason. Until now there’s been only a handful of options for people who are looking to get rid of a double chin – exercises to help strengthen muscles, surgery (such as liposuction on the neck) to have the excess fat removed, or you can simply deal with it.

In a 2017 study by Allergan, which surveyed more than 3500 Australians aged 20 to 60 years old, it was found that having a double chin causes more concern than any other problem area for Australians of both sexes. What’s more, it was revealed that 57 per cent of those with a double chin have been thinking about treatment options.

This is where chin injections come in – they’re a non-surgical and non-invasive solution to treat this surprisingly common issue, with minimal downtime and permanent results.

Submental (under the chin) fat reduction, also referred to as a non-surgical chin lift or fat-dissolving injections, work to break down fat cells to improve the appearance of a double chin and sagging, creating a more defined jaw line.

“Fat dissolving injections have been really popular in my clinic,” says cosmetic nurse Kelly George from Kelly George Aesthetics. “What I’ve found is that I’m seeing women who have hated their ‘double chin’ or side profile for 20-plus years. After the first treatment, they can see and feel a difference, and they become really excited to see the treatment sessions through. The treatment increases their self-confidence significantly and I love seeing how their demeanour changes over the treatment period.”

What are fat reduction injections?

“Fat dissolving injections are a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid – a naturally occurring molecule that aids in the breakdown of fats in the body,” says George. “When injected into the pocket of fat under the chin, the fat cells are destroyed and metabolised by the body as waste products.” Once injected, these fat cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, meaning these fat removal results are permanent.

Is it painful?

Each treatment involves a series of small injections under the chin, which feel slightly uncomfortable (almost like a burning sensation). “The pain is very short-lived (peaks quickly and subsides within a few minutes),” says George. “Many patients liken the pain to green ant bites. We use a combination of pain relieving therapies to help patients through the treatment.”

Is there any downtime?

Downtime is minimal and you can usually expect some bruising and swelling around the treated area, however this should subside with a few days. “Swelling is significant for around two to four days, and bruising can last up to seven days. As a result, many patients prefer to stay at home for a few days,” says George.

Are there any risks?

As with any medical procedure, there are some risks involved with fat melting injections. “These risks should be discussed with you during your medical consultation to determine your suitability for this treatment,” explains George.

“Expected side effects include: bruising, swelling, pain and numbness of the area. Less common, but potential, more serious risks include nerve damage, which may cause a temporarily uneven smile and difficulty swallowing.”

How many treatments are required for optimal results?

While this varies from patient to patient, changes in the appearance of neck fat will generally become more significant with further treatments. George says best results are achieved with three to four sessions for women, and up to six sessions for men.

Who is a good candidate for this treatment?

“Anyone with a pocket of fat under their chin with reasonable skin quality will benefit from this treatment,” says George. “If there is too much skin laxity (sagging) in the area, dissolving the fat could exacerbate the condition.”

Where can you get neck fat injections?

As it is a prescription-only treatment, double chin injections should only be administered by a registered healthcare professional. “Medical cosmetic clinics offer this treatment. You should always have a consultation with a medical professional to determine your suitability and to discuss associated risks,” says George.

Double Chin Injections from $650 at SKYN Perth • Doctor Injectors

CHIN UP™ injections reduce fat under the chin, known as submental which can redefine your jawline resulting in a more contoured neck profile. CHIN UP™ fat dissolving injections can effectively eliminate your double chin without surgery.

1 vial was $1,250 / now $650

Ready to get started?

For a complimentary consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

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Before + After

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Adra | Age: 36 | Total Treatments: 3
Jennifer |Age: 44 | Total Treatments: 4
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Lisa V.| Age: 49 | Total Treatments: 4

Achieve Full Face Lifting Without Surgery

Women in South Korea, who seriously know a thing or two about having perfect skin, are crazy about the nonsurgical face-lift technique called “thread lifting”.

  • Takes about half an hour
  • Polylactic acid thread goes through skin after local anesthetic injections
  • Stimulates collagen to firm the skin and visibly lift the face without surgery

The technique has made its way to Australia. Our Talent explain the fascinating process and says that inserting threads and cones in areas along the face will help stimulate collagen to firm the skin and visibly lift the face without surgery. And the whole thing is done with only local anesthetic, so the downtime is minimal.

The treatment aims to obtain volumisation, lifting and skin tightening in any area the sutures are placed and our Talent recommend the treatment for men and women who are trying to achieve their best skin and who want to achieve natural results. The threads are made of a clear absorbable Poly Lactic Acid and have eight, twelve or sixteen absorbable cones. The cones break down in about twelve to eighteen months but the results of the lift can last somewhere up to two to three years.

The threads are made of a clear absorbable Poly Lactic Acid and have eight, twelve or sixteen absorbable cones. The cones break down in about twelve to eighteen months but the results of the lift can last somewhere up to two to three years.

Although the threading technique isn’t exactly new, Silhouette Threads are a revolutionary technology. Our Talent can combine procedures for maximum results, which is pretty interesting. Our Talent often follow up the thread lift with Dermal fillers to replace lost volume, especially in temples and cheeks or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment (similar to vampire facial in which you inject your own blood to stimulate your collagen production).

Our Talent provide the treatment at our Subiaco clinic. For more information contact SKYN or Book a Consultation online.

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Patient aged 52 – 15 days after, and 4 months after Silhouette Soft® treatment

 

Ready to get started?

For a complimentary consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

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