Chin Sculpting & Treatment
Do your cheeks appear to blend into your neck without a jawline to define it?
Do you hate your double chin or the pouch of fat that sits under your neck?
If any of these are true then you might be a good candidate for a simple treatment that eliminates fat and defines the jawline.
Variably called “injection lipolysis” “fat dissolving injections”, results are long term or permanent.
FAT DISSOLVING INJECTIONS
Fat dissolving injections use natural chemicals, present in your body, to remove unwanted fat.
There are currently two versions available in Australia, one produced by a pharmaceutical company, and one compounded by specialised compounding pharmacies.
Both products can be effective. They work best on the jawline and under the chin. On the right patient they can dramatically improve the appearance of the jawline and the overall balance of the face.
The active ingredients are fat dissolving compounds which occur naturally in our own bodies, used by our bodies to dissolve and metabolise fats.
When injected into the fat beneath the chin or jawline these compounds remove some of the fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in the fullness under the chin.
Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
HOW ARE FAT DISSOLVING INJECTIONS PERFORMED?
Treatment requires a number of small injections.
There may be some minor discomfort, but we mix in local anaesthetic to minimise this.
Immediately afterwards there is swelling, which is variable but often quite noticeable, lasting approximately from 4-14 days, and some redness.
The effects occur gradually and take 2 months or more to fully materialise.
The treatment is often repeated every 2 months until the desired results are achieved. Usually 2-4 treatments are required with some only needing 1 and some needing more than 4.
All treatment is professionally administered by our experienced doctors and registered nurses.
HOW MUCH DO FAT DISSOLVING TREATMENTS COST?
Costs vary depending on the size of the area treated. I find the compounded product works extremely well (probably better than the commercial product) and costs $440-$660 per treatment for an average person.
The commercial product is much more expensive at around $1,200-$1,500 a treatment
HOW MANY TREATMENT SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
Since everyone’s chin profile and response is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient.
We will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat, your personal treatment goals, and your response.
Each treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, ideally 2 months apart. Most patients will need between 2-4 treatments in total.
WILL I BE LEFT WITH LOOSE SKIN AFTER FAT DISSOLVING INJECTIONS?
Generally no. These treatments have a skin tightening effect, and reducing the excess fat tends to force the skin to sit in a more curved position, causing further tightening.
CAN OTHER AREAS BE TREATED?
Yes, but results are generally best in the jawline and under the chin.
“Before and after pictures – Envisage Clinic patients, all after a single treatment. Individual results may vary”
Dr Christopher Leat – Medical Director Envisage Skin Clinic Founder and Director.
Dr Christopher Leat has 33 years’ experience in Medicine and is a member of The Royal College of Physicians of London. Dr Leat has devoted the last 18 years to Cosmetic Medicine and is recognized throughout Australia as one of the most experienced doctors in the field of Cosmetic Medicine.
To book in for your FREE consultation at Envisage Clinic please call reception on PH 55 394 000 and ask for a “Chin Chat”