What is double chin fat dissolving?
It’s not uncommon for excess fat to build up in key areas as we get older – the chin is one of these areas. It’s not always likely that stubborn pockets of fat will respond to diet and exercise, which can be incredibly frustrating.
Instead of going straight to surgery, there is the option of using fat dissolving injections to rectify the problem. This non-surgical solution helps get rid of moderate amounts of excess fat in a short space of time.
Double chin removal injections contain a specialised blend of cosmetic ingredients that get rid of stubborn pockets of fat that have become noticeable.
What to expect
Before treatment can commence, a consultation will be required. During this time, we will look at your medical history and find out more about your specific concerns and expectations.
A numbing agent will be applied to the treated area before treatment to eliminate any potential discomfort. An anaesthetic isn’t necessary though – it all depends on your preferences. If you choose to forgo the numbing agent, you can expect a mild burning sensation during and after treatment.
During treatment, a series of small injections are used to dissolve the walls of the unwanted fat cells in order to reduce their size. The unwanted cells are then naturally eliminated by the body.
While there will be some mild swelling, redness and bruising after treatment, you can return to your normal activities.
Most patients require more than one treatment to achieve their desired outcome, with each treatment taking place four to six weeks after the last.
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Instead of going straight to surgery,
there is the option of using fat dissolving
injections to rectify the problem.
About the treatment
What can be treated with fat dissolving injections?
The chin and cheeks are the areas that are most commonly treated with fat dissolving injections. However, some of the other areas that can benefit include:
- Upper and lower back
- Inner and outer thighs
- Upper arms
The injections can also boost skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
During the treatment, a series of small injections are used to dissolve the walls of the unwanted fat cells in order to reduce their size.
How do fat dissolving injections work?
Fat dissolving injections are made up of a synthetic form of a substance that occurs naturally in the body. The role of this substance in the body is to dissolve fat. Thus, when injected into the target area, fat dissolving injections break down the membrane of fat cells, after which they are absorbed by the body and removed through the kidneys.
Who are the ideal candidates for double chin injections?
This treatment won’t be the right option for all patients. For one, it is not a weight loss treatment – patients need to be close to or have achieved their ideal weight. This treatment aims to eliminate small pockets of fat that won’t respond to diet or exercise. To treat larger areas of unwanted fat, surgical procedures such as liposuction will need to be considered.
In general, you are an ideal candidate for double chin injections if:
- You are at least 18 years old
- You are close to or have achieved an ideal weight
- You are not pregnant or breastfeeding
- You don’t have any allergies
- You don’t smoke
- You have a firm skin
- You have no thyroid disorders
- You have realistic expectations
Fat dissolving injection results
Expect to see visible results between four to six weeks after treatment, depending on how fast your body metabolises the unwanted fat cells. Once these fat cells have been eliminated, they will not come back.
How many treatments will I need?
To achieve a more defined jawline and contoured neck area, you will likely need to have two to three treatments. During your initial consultation, we will determine the number of treatments required to achieve the best outcome.
Fat dissolving injections downtime
One of the advantages of fat dissolving injections is that treatments require little to no downtime. You can resume work and daily activities after. While you may experience redness, swelling, and pain after the procedure, they are expected and part of your body’s natural healing response.
Things to avoid after treatment?
To prevent complications and achieve your desired results, you will need to avoid the following:
- Beverages with alcohol and caffeine
- Foods that are high in sugar and salt
- Spicy foods
- Strenuous exercises
Caring for the body after treatment
After your treatment, we will give you specific instructions on how to care for the treated area. This may include the applying an ice pack to reduce pain and swelling, or sleeping with you head elevated by using additional pillows.
Fat dissolving injection limitations
Fat dissolving injections can only address moderate amounts of excess fat in your body. If large amounts of fat need to be removed, you may need to consider other options, such as liposuction. In addition, you will need to commit to a healthy lifestyle after your treatment. This is because there’s a chance that the remaining fat cells in the treated area can increase in size as you gain weight. As a result, you can develop fat bulges again in that area.
How much do double chin injections cost in Brisbane?
At Skin Confidence, we treat every patient as the individual they are. Depending on the the size of the area and the thickness of your fat, you may require more or less treatments.
During your initial consultation at Skin Confidence, we will examine your skin and recommend a treatment plan. At this time, we will provide a detailed breakdown of the costs involved.