Fat Dissolving Injections for Double Chin
Is a prescription only medication designed to dissolve fat below the chin (submental fat), thereby improving the profile and appearance of the jawline.
The injection itself is a naturally occurring molecule which works by destroying fat cells. This means they can no longer store or accumulate fat. When injected into the chin area this results in a reduction of “fullness” and reduces the appearance of a “double chin”.
Treatment is via multiple injection sites and usually takes 20-30 minutes. Depending on the degree of fat present, usually 3-6 sessions spread one month apart are required for optimal results.
Data from trials in the USA show an 80% success rate in those patients who have undergone a course of treatment. It should be noted that the injections are only designed to treat excess chin fat. It does not provide any “lift” as such and is not indicated for treatment anywhere else in the face.
Those undergoing treatment experience 10-15 minutes of “burning sensation” immediately after injections and typically 3-4 days of temporary swelling post procedure. Other common side effects include bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness. Most of these resolve on their own.