Fullness under the chin, or otherwise known as a ‘double chin’ is a common concern for both men and women which can be caused through, ageing, genetics or weight changes. Sometimes, no matter how much you diet or exercise, the fullness in this area may not go away.
The active ingredient in this new injectable treatment is an acid which also occurs naturally in the body where it helps to break down dietary fat. When injected below the chin it reduces fat, resulting in a more contoured neck and jaw profile.
The injection breaks down fat cells when injected into the neck fat below the chin. The body then absorbs the fat. When injected subcutaneously, the acid disrupts the membranes of adipocytes (fat cells) leading to irreversible cell breakdowns (adipocytolysis). The adipocytolysis elicits a mild, local physiological inflammatory tissue response, which is largely resolved within about 28 days. Fibroblast cells appear and begin to produce new collagen, and the fibrous septa within the subcutaneous tissue starts to thicken.
In a recent survey of more than 3,500 Australians aged between 20 – 60 years of age were asked their views on the chin.
- 1 in 4 men and 1 in 5 women surveyed say the jawline, chin or neck are among the three facial features contributing most to facial attractiveness alongside the nose and cheeks/cheekbones.
For Australians of both sexes having a double chin causes more concern than any other problem area.
PRICE – POA
Top 3 concerns for the facial area
- Double chin 52%
- Bags under the eyes 49%
- Drooping mouth or jowls 46%
- Double chin 66%
- General deep wrinkles 65%
- Bags under the eyes 59%
57% of those with a double chin have been thinking about a treatment or seeking advice!
Generally, two to four treatments are required a minimum of four weeks apart. This is not a one off treatment and requires commitment with some clients needing up to six treatments. Once your desired result has been achieved additional treatments may not be needed as results are maintained for up to four years.
Most patients experience mild to moderate pain and discomfort during the injecting process. You may also experience bruising, numbness, redness, swelling, tingling, formation of small areas of hardness or itching around the treatment area.
Do not massage the treated area for 72 hours. Ice packs and Panadol may be used if there is any pain. A follow up appointment should be made four to six weeks after the treatment for review.