Fullness under the chin or a ‘double chin’ is a common concern for both men and women. It is caused by:
It may naturally develop as you age
Simply said, it may be part of your DNA
It may appear as a result of weight change. Sometimes, no matter how much you diet or exercise the fullness in this area may not go away – and it may make you feel like you look older and heavier than you actually are.
Our Cosmedic injectable treatments will improve the appearance of a double chin.
The Active ingredient in our cosmedic injectable treatment is synthesised deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid also occurs naturally in the body where it helps to break down dietary fat. When injected below the chin, our cosmedic injectables reduce fat, resulting in a more contoured neck profile and jawline. As it is a prescription only medicine, cosmedic injectable treatments are only available from a clinician like East Coast Laser Cosmedic.
Our cosmedic injectables are typically given in a 15 to 20 minute in-office treatment session. Your clinician will administer a series of injections into the area under your chin at each session.
Many patients treated with our cosmedic injectables experience visible improvement of their chin profile in 2-4 treatments. Some people require up to 6 treatments in order to achieve their best results. Once your desired results are achieved, additional treatments may not be needed as results are maintained for at least 4 years.
As with other injectable treatments, you may experience side effects with cosmedic injectables. Most patients experience mild or moderate pain or discomfort at the time of these injections.
Tell your clinician if you notice any of the following:
While unlikely, talk to your clinician if you experience any of the following: trouble swallowing, an uneven smile, taste disturbances or discolouration, unusual hair loss or an ulcer (open sore) at the site of the injection.
Prior to administering cosmedic injectables, your clinician may apply ice/cold packs or topics and/or injectable local anaesthesia (e.g. lidocaine) to the treatment area to make you more comfortable. They may also suggest that you take an over the counter pain medication before your appointment.