The low down:
- Double chin injections are an effective way of reducing submental (double chin) fat.
- Most patients need 2 vials per treatment and 2+ treatments to see changes.
- Treatments are 4 weeks apart.
- The cost is $1250 for 2 vials of product.
What are double chin injections?
A permanent way to reduce the amount of submental (under the chin) fat.
What is in the vial?
Double chin injections vials contain an acid (deoxycholic acid) which is found naturally in the body. This acid is similar to the one released by the gallbladder that helps dissolve fatty foods when you eat them.
How does it work?
The product is injected into the fat in the double chin area and permanently destroys the fat cells by a process known as adipocytolysis. Once the fat cells have been destroyed they cannot store fat again. Imagine your fat cells are balloons and double chin injections are darts. Injecting the product under the chin is like throwing a dart at fat cells. Once they have been popped they cannot be blown up again.
Who is suitable for this treatment?
The treatment is most suitable for patients with mild - severe amounts fo submental fat. We have found excellent results with injections in patient who have a familial trait of carrying fat under the chin, however the injections work on all fat collections (genetic or not).
It is not suitable for patient who have very loose skin around the neck as this will be made worse by dissolving the fat.
Are the injections painful?
No. Dr Tracey uses a blunt cannula to completely numb the skin with local anesthetic prior to the injections, making the procedure pain free.
How long will the effects last?
When will I notice the effects?
You will progressively see the result over the weeks after your injections. We repeat the injections after 4 weeks. The maximal effect will be seen 4-6 weeks after the last injection.
How much does it cost?
This depends on the amount of product used as we purchase it by the vial. Most patients require 2 vials and 2 sessions (4 vials in total). The cost of each 2 vial session is $1250.