Bothered by a double chin? It is possible to alleviate your double chin without invasive surgery.
Regain the natural shape of your chin and jawline with this simple, long-lasting procedure. Fat-dissolving cosmetic injections help contour the chin to enhance your profile and restore definition.
Frustratingly, diet and exercise do not always break down submental fat (the fatty tissue causing a double chin). But you don’t have to be overweight to have fullness under your chin – factors such as genetics and ageing also contribute to a double chin and a heavy, drawn appearance. Chin contouring breaks down this fat, creating a noticeable reduction in fat and restoring your profile.
Chin contouring is a cosmetic injectable treatment. Synthesised deoxycholic acid (a naturally occurring enzyme in the body responsible for breaking down fat) is injected into the treatment area.
This non-invasive treatment is tailored to your anatomy and the aesthetics you want to achieve. Learn how it works in a 1:1 consultation and discuss if treatment is suitable for you and your goals.
How chin contouring treatment works
A series of small injections are placed into the fatty tissue under the chin. Once injected, deoxycholic acid metabolises the fat cells, allowing the body to absorb and excrete these cells.
Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid that forms naturally in the body and is responsible for breaking down fats from food. Chin contouring injections stimulate this natural process to target and metabolise submental fat (fatty tissue under the chin). This reduces stubborn fullness, giving you a lighter and balanced appearance.
Injections are administered over 2–4 treatments. The number of treatments required depends upon the individual and extent of the area to be treated. Book a consultation for a face assessment and custom treatment plan.
Before and After
Treatment can be a little uncomfortable. To help alleviate this, we administer local anaesthetic to make the procedure more comfortable.
After treatment, the area may feel warm and a little sensitive – however this usually subsides quickly within 1–2 hours.
Swelling is expected and may last for a number of days. This is a natural response from the body’s defence mechanism.
For optimal results, 2–4 treatments may be required. The exact number of treatments to achieve your desired outcome will depend upon your anatomy and the results you want to achieve. You have an initial consultation to determine how many treatments you require (book in here).
Results are generally first noticed 4–6 weeks after your first treatment, and will continue to appear for up to 12 weeks. The deoxycholic acid gradually dissolves fat cells, so results appear subtly.
Deoxycholic acid permanently destroys fat. Therefore, the treated cells cannot come back. However, the fat that is not treated can and will expand, meaning it is still possible to accumulate fat deposits in this area if a healthy lifestyle is not followed.
Looking restored and not overdone is our philosophy. We create natural results by using high-grade cosmetic injectables and our 10+ years of experience working with clients of all ages.
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Your treatment is performed by skilled injector Sally Kinsella. Her gentle touch creates natural results and minimises downtime. Lock in your consultation to learn more and get started.