a clinically proven treatment to eliminate fat around the jawline without surgery
- Results visible after 2 - 4 treatments
- Permanently destroys fat under chin
Do you want to remove your ‘double chin’ without undergoing surgery? Look no further than The Aesthetic Collective's double-chin removal in Brisbane. We are now offering this procedure in clinic with all of our healthcare professionals fully trained.
This fat dissolving treatment is an effective, long lasting and gradual non-surgical injectable treatment used to reshape and sculpt the jawline and eradicate fullness under the chin responsible for causing ‘double chins’ and ‘turkey necks’ in adults.
This treatment can be used to treat mild to moderate to severe fullness around the jawline, neck and under the chin, creating a chiselled jawline and more youthful profile. Your consulting health professional will determine how many treatments you need based on the amount of excess fat you have in the under chin area and your personal treatment goals.
This is a breakthrough treatment which has undergone rigorous clinical evaluation and is already licensed in Europe and the U.S.
What is it?
This is an individually-tailored treatment that permanently destroys fat cells under the chin, resulting in a more contoured and neck and profiled jawline. The treatment involves a series of non-surgical injections of a prescription medicine which the name of we cannot publicly advertise. The treatment is effective and gradual, with the majority of patients reporting an improvement and reduction in under chin fat after 2 - 4 treatments. This treatment is suitable for people who are troubled by their double chin but who are reluctant to undergo surgery.
For further product information, please contact us as we are unable to publish brand names of the prescription medication by Australian law.
How is it given?
Treatments are undertaken in clinic by a trained medical aesthetic nurse. Small amounts of the medicine are injected across several locations in the under chin area. Generally, approximately 20 injections are given per treatment session. Any additional treatment sessions required are spaced a minimum of 4 weeks apart.
Is it long lasting?
Yes, according to the long term study data, results are visible for up to 4 years. Fat cells are destroyed. Once destroyed, these fat cells are unable to store or accumulate fat.
When to expect results?
The majority of patients report an improvement after 2 - 4 treatments, with each treatment spaced a minimum of 4 weeks apart. This is not a one-off treatment. The treatment is to be repeated every 4 weeks for up to 6 treatments or until the desired result has been achieved.
Who can have the treatment?
There is a common misconception that only overweight people can have excess fat under the chin, where in reality, excess under chin fat can be found in all body types and may be caused by genetics, age or weight gain. Submental fat can have a psychological impact on people and can affect the way they feel about themselves. Anyone who is bothered by their double chin may be eligible for treatment.
This medicine is available to adults as a prescription medicine. The prescription is obtained during a video-health consult at your first treatment session and is valid for 12 months. This medicine is not suitable for use in children or adolescents, younger than 18 years old.
How many treatments are required?
Patients typically require 2 - 4 treatments, with a minimum of 4 weeks between treatments. The number of treatment sessions required is dependent upon the amount of excess chin fat present and the number of sessions needed to achieve a satisfactory response in the individual. No more than 6 treatments can be administered. This is not a one-off treatment. Follow-up appointments to monitor your results and progress are mandatory.
How does it work?
The solution for injection occurs naturally in the body and aids the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. The injection breaks down fat cells when injected into the neck fat below the chin and the body then absorbs the fat.
The acid disrupts the membranes of adipocytes (fat cells) leading to irreversible cell breakdown (adipocytolysis). The cell breakdown 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 there is thickening of fibrous septa within the subcutaneous tissue.
What are the side effects?
It is common to experience some mild discomfort during and after the procedure. Injection site pain/swelling is common and is typically mild and short-lived. Ice/cold packs may be applied to the area to relieve pain and/or swelling/bruising. Paracetamol and ibuprofen are other ways that side effects may be reduced. If you experience any side effects that are worrying to you, please get in contact with us and/or your doctor.
15 minute complimentary consultation
All patients are required to attend a complimentary, no-obligation 15 minute consultation with our medical team to assess your suitability for the treatment. As part of this consultation, your medical practitioner will discuss your desired outcome, the dosage and number of treatments recommended to achieve optimal patient satisfaction, what to expect during and after your treatment and the risks and benefits of this medicine. Upon completion of this consultation, eligible patients are able to book in for their first 60-minute treatment.
60 minute treatment
Your treatment time includes a video tele-health consultation with a medical practitioner to obtain a prescription for the medicine. Your prescription will remain valid for 12 months. Pain relief such as ice, numbing cream and/or local anaesthetic can then be applied to the injection sites. Small amounts of the medicine are then injected across several locations in the under chin area. Generally, approximately 20 injections are given per treatment session. Total amount of injecting time would be approximately 10 minutes.
It is recommended that your follow-up appointment be made prior to leaving our clinic. Patient follow-up appointments are essential so that your progress and results can be actively monitored. Any additional treatments can be carried out as part of your follow-up appointment.
It is recommended that your follow-up appointment be scheduled with your health practitioner prior to leaving our clinic. Patient follow-up appointments are a mandatory part of your patient treatment plan so that your progress and results can be actively monitored. Any additional treatments required after your first treatment can be carried out as part of your follow-up appointment.
The majority of patients report an improvement after 2 - 4 treatments, with each treatment spaced a minimum of 4 weeks apart. After your first treatment, results may not be visible for up to 6 weeks, and may not be visible until after the second or third treatment. It is important not to massage the area for 72 hours following having the injections. Paracetamol may be taken if there is pain. Following treatment, the chin will continue to tighten even after swelling subsides. An appointment should be made for 4-6 weeks after the treatment for review and follow up treatment.
The below side effects are mild to moderate and generally are short-lived. If you experience any of these side effects and they are worrying to you please get in contact with us or your pharmacist:
- formation of small areas of hardness
- itching around the treatment area
- high blood pressure