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At a glance: Double Chin Treatment


Treatment may also be known as
Belkyra, Kybella
Purpose
Reduce submental fullness (double chin fat)
How it works
Kills fat cells
Treatment time
20 minutes (2-6 treatment sessions recommended)
Recovery
Immediate (although possible swelling for up to 3 days)
Results
Typically 2-4 months
Lasts
Permanent
Pain level
Moderate
Note
Individual results may vary
Caution
Must be performed by an experienced provider

FAQ's

What is the Double Chin Treatment and how does it work?

Our Double Chin Treatment is a prescription medicine and is the only approved, non-invasive injectable treatment to reduce the fat below the chin, improving the appearance of moderate to severe ‘submental fat’.

The active ingredient is Deoxycholic Acid – a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin it kills the fat cells, once the fat cells are destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. The result is a visible reduction of fat under the chin, a more defined jawline and contoured neck area.

Does double chin reduction really work?

Our treatment is clinically proven and can be customised to suit each patients’ anatomy and circumstances. More than 75% of patients reported satisfaction with the appearance of their face and chin. Visible results can be seen in 2-4 treatments and re-treatment is not expected, as results are maintained for at least 4 years.

How many treatments will I need?

Each treatment performed at Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia includes a tailored treatment plan based on your chin profile. At each treatment, you will be given multiple tiny injections under your chin. You may receive up to 6 treatment sessions, spaced at least 1 month apart, however many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatments. Only 59% of patients received 6 treatments in clinical studies.

What are the possible side effects?

As with other injectable treatments, the most common side effects are bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. Swelling is expected and can be mild to severe in nature. More exceptional cases can result in temporary trouble swallowing, temporary nerve injury in the jaw that affects the smile and causes short-term facial muscle weakness.

How long will results last?

When injected into fat under the chin the active ingredient causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After reaching your desired aesthetic, further treatment is not expected.

Who is suitable for Double Chin Treatment?

Patients 18 years of age or above who have ‘submental fullness’ and do not have too much excess skin in the neck are suitable. The treatment can be used in conjunction with Skin Tightening with Ultrasound to tighten and strengthen the skin once it has been performed. It is mandatory to have a proper consultation by a trained health provider prior to treatment to get accurate advice.

Who is unsuitable for Double Chin Treatment?

Before receiving the treatment all medical conditions should be discussed with the medical provider, including if you:

  • Had/plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin.
  • Had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin.
  • Had or have medical conditions or infections around the neck area.
  • Have had or have trouble swallowing or bleeding problems.

Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

The healthcare provider should know about all the medicines consumed, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.

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