Fat Reduction Injections to Fix and Treat "Double Chin"
Fat Reduction Injections for "Double Chin"
What Is Deoxycholic Acid (A.K.A. Belkyra)?
Deoxycholic acid is one of the secondary bile acids, made naturally by your body to break down fats for absorption in the intestines. It breaks up fat cell membranes, making it easier for the body to eliminate stubborn fat. Deoxycholic acid has been shown to improve moderate to severe fullness under the chin often called “double chin.” It is extremely safe and effective in permanently destroying fat cells.
Areas that can be treated
- Double chin fat
- Bra-line fat
- Abdominal fat
- Love handles
- Inner thigh and outer thigh fat
The treatment area will be marked and a numbing cream will be applied. Expect multiple injections with a tiny needle in the targeted areas. The number of injections depends on the size of the area to be treated. It is estimated that approximately 40 – 50 injections will be made.
For most clients fat-melting injections can be uncomfortable but not painful. The discomfort is usually short-lived, lasting only around 10 minutes.
The process of injecting takes 15 minutes, but appointments are longer to allow for numbing and aftercare.
The Deoxycholic acid breaks down the membranes of the targeted fat cells, causing them to collapse and then be processed and expelled through the body's normal metabolic processes.
Once destroyed, fat cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, as they are broken down and flushed out by the body. So further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
No aesthetic injection or procedure is a substitute for weight loss or reduces the importance of following a healthy diet and active exercise regime to maintain a stable weight and avoid new buildup of fatty areas.
No, it will take 4 weeks for the process of fat breakdown and removal to be completed. The area may look worse before it looks better. Results are gradual and natural.
Some clients are comfortable to go ahead with the treatment right after the consultation and we allow time for this. For those who are not absolutely sure, we encourage them to go home and think about it. We are happy to book the treatment at a later time.
Most clients will require on average 2 – 4 treatment sessions with a maximum of 6 for best results.
Once desired results are achieved the results may last several years.
Apply ice or cold packs after your treatment
Apply warm compresses within the first few days after the injections
Wear a chin strap or binder depending on location post-treatment for added compression.
After treatment, an ice pack must be applied to the site of injection. A moderate amount of pain may be experienced for the first 15-30 minutes after injection and an aching pain after that. Swelling usually peaks after a few days and injection-site bruising is common. Both should subside within a few weeks. However, swelling may last up to 1 month.
It is recommended to book a follow-up appointment to assess improvement and to determine if another treatment is required to achieve desired results. Based on current research, most individuals require a minimum of 2-4 treatments spaced between 4-6 weeks in order to achieve optimal results.
hard skin around the injection area
4 to 6 weeks between treatments is recommended.
4 weeks after the injection. Book your followup at this time.
What Are the Causes of Double Chin?
Unfortunately, double chins run in the family. Family members with submental fullness put you at a greater risk for getting a double chin yourself.
If you look in the mirror, you can probably adjust your neck so that your double chin gets bigger or smaller. In other words, the way you hold your head plays a role in the prominence of your double chin. It doesn't help that we are often looking down at our phones!
Make an effort to improve your posture and you should see your double chin reduce. Ideally, you want to hold your head up straight with your chin pointed slightly down.
As we age the skin loses its elasticity. Drooping skin underneath your chin can make a double chin seem more significant.
If you’ve noticed your double chin worsens as the years pass because your skin is sagging, Ask us about how Fractora or Diamond Polar can tighten this area.
Excess fat cells can lead to a double chin, or submental fullness. Losing extra pounds can make a huge difference in the size of your double chin.