Double Chin Treatment
There’s nothing more frustrating than having to deal with stubborn pockets of fat that simply won’t budge, even after adopting a healthy eating plan and rigorous exercise regime. A double chin is a prime example of a stubborn pocket of fat and is a facial feature that can have quite an impact on your overall appearance as well as your self-confidence in social and work situations.
Contrary to popular belief, a double chin is not related to your weight or your lifestyle though. Genetics and ageing are, in fact, the real causes of double chins. If you have developed a double chin, you will notice that it will stick around even after you lose weight and start making healthier lifestyle choices.
Where surgery was once the only way to get rid of a double chin, advancements in cosmetic treatments have made it possible to have a more defined jaw and chin area without having to go under the knife.
Along with treating double chins, these revolutionary cosmetic injectables can also be used to address excess fat in the cheeks and sculpt the face, all without any need for surgery.
Clinica Lase uses fat dissolving injections to help our patients achieve a more defined jawline and neck area, which is an instant confidence boost. Once injected under the chin, vitamins and compounds will work to dissolve the unwanted fat cells, leaving you with firmer skin and a more contoured side profile.
Before your treatment begins, your clinician will discuss your treatment and medical history with you and find out more about your aesthetic goals.
Your jaw and chin area will now be cleaned, prepped and marked with a grid that will ensure precise delivery of the fat dissolving injections. An ultra-fine needle will now be used to inject the compounds into the fatty tissues under the chin.
The average procedure takes about 10 to 15 minutes and patients will only experience mild discomfort.
You will need at least 2 to 3 treatments before the desired results can be achieved, with a 6-week wait between each treatment. Most patients will see the final results about 3 months after their final procedure. The results of your procedure are permanent because the fat cells will have been completely dissolved.
It should be noted that fat dissolving injections will only get rid of unwanted fat cells and won’t be able to treat sagging skin or loose neck muscles. If sagging skin is an issue, you may need to pair this procedure with an additional treatment such as laser. If muscle or bone structures are an issue, you may need to consult with a plastic surgeon about other options.
Fat dissolving injections are only ideal for patients looking to get rid of small pockets of stubborn fat that aren’t budging with exercise and diet.
In an effort to reduce bruising, swelling and bleeding, it’s recommended that you not take any blood thinning or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications one week before your treatment. Supplements such as St. John’s Wart and vitamin E should also be avoided.
If you are taking any prescribed medications, speak to your doctor about possible alternatives.
It’s also best not to consume any alcohol at least 24 hours before your treatment to avoid excess bleeding.
Creams, serums and makeup should not be applied to the area before your treatment and men should be clean shaven to avoid any infections.
Patients can expect some swelling around the area that is injected and there may be some temporary numbness under the chin for several days too. You may also experience some redness and firmness but this is completely normal.
Any side effects are generally mild and will subside within a few days. An ice pack can be used on the chin area after your treatment to reduce any swelling. If you are concerned about any side effects that you are experiencing, it’s important to contact Clinica Lase as soon as possible.
Most patients opt to go home after their procedure because of the swelling but it will be possible to return to work if the swelling is not a concern for you.
Your clinician will provide you with post-procedure instructions that will help alleviate any side effects and accelerate your healing.
At Clinica Lase, we only use top-quality fat-dissolving injections and proven methods during our treatments. The treatment will be performed by one of our injectors who are fully qualified and very experienced in providing this treatment. They will provide each of our patients with a comfortable and safe experience. Your safety and well-being are our top priority, which is why we use our consultations to get a full picture of your requirements before we proceed with a full treatment.
Please contact our clinics in Carlton or Ballarat for current pricing on double chin treatments and make your booking today.