Double Chin Fat Reduction & Neck Lift

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DOUBLE CHIN REDUCTION & NECK LIFT

Have you heard about Kybella, the permanent fat melting injections that have become a big rave in the US? Kybella has finally arrived in Australia (we call it #ThatDoubleChinInjection) and Academy Laser Clinics has some of the few Doctors and Nurses selected and trained to offer this non-surgical fat reduction and neck lifting procedure.

Finally, you can Love the Chin Your In!

* This is a new procedure in Oz so the above images are from the Kybella website. Watch this space and follow our social media as we bring you images of our own staff and patients soon. Patient results do vary so a consultation to discuss likely outcomes is recommended.

WHO IS A GOOD PATIENT FOR DOUBLE CHIN REDUCTION & NECK LIFT?

Ageing, genetics and weight gain all contribute to the dreaded double chin, which can be very difficult to shift with exercise and dieting.  The majority of Australian women and more than 40% of men are concerned about excess fat around the chin, refining the jaw line and options for a neck lift.

ThatDoubleChinInjection is a permanent fat dissolving product approved by the TGA to help reduce mild to moderate ‘submental’ fat (a double chin) for both men and women.  It works by gradually destroying the chin fat cells, which the body then eliminates, without invasive surgery and with minimal downtime.

If you have heavier chin fat, you are likely to require a combination of treatments including Coolsculpt Mini, fat dissolving injections and Silhouette Soft Thread Lift to tighten the remaining skin.  In some instances, liposuction and/or surgical neck lift may be recommended as the optimal treatment program, which are currently available at our Perth Day Hospital only.

WHAT AREA CAN BE TREATED WITH FAT DISSOLVING INJECTIONS?

At the moment, ThatDoubleChinInjection is only approved for use on fat deposits under the chin, called ‘submental’ fat. However, further studies are underway to determine it’s safety and efficacy when used on other unwanted fat deposits, such as back-fat!  For now, we shall stick to getting rid of the double chin.

DOUBLE CHIN REDUCTION RESULTS?

The injection contains deoxycholic acid (DCA), a product that occurs naturally in the body and aids the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.  The manufacturers observed this interesting attribute years ago and set about replicating an injectable product that could achieve the same results.

DCA causes permanent destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells can no longer store or accumulate fat.  The existing fat deposit essentially melts away and is resorbed and eliminated by the body. However, this process is gradual and relatively slow. Patients may not notice visible results for up to 6 weeks after the second treatment sessions so its important to be a little patient and allow the injections to work their magic over time.*

The neck skin also starts to firm and tighten over time. Again, this a gradual improvement so the results appear natural and progressive.  To enhance your neck lift, we recommend combining fat dissolving injections with Silhouette Soft Thread Lift about 4-6 weeks after your final injection session.

* Note – Patient results and the number of sessions required for optimal results will vary.

YOUR DOUBLE CHIN REDUCTION TREATMENT?

Treatment:

A Doctor or Registered Nurse consultation is required prior to treatment to explain the procedure, risks, answer any questions you may have and assess your suitability and potential results. If suitable, you may immediately proceed with first treatment. Most patients will need anywhere from 2-4 treatment sessions, spaced about 4 weeks apart. The number of vials required per session depends upon the size of the area to be treated.   A marking grid is used to determine this.

The neck area is numbed using ice-packs, numbing cream and/or local anaesthetic and you may take some paracetamol. A grid mark-up is overlaid on the area and there will be numerous injection points about 1 cm apart, taking about 15-20 minutes. The procedure is quite straight forward but there are specific protocols to follow to avoid complications. Only have fat dissolving injections with a doctor or registered nurse who has been officially trained in this procedure.

Please avoid Vitamin E, Fish Oils, blood thinning medications, anti-inflammatories and steroids for a week before and after treatment to minimise bruising and not to interfere with the intentional inflammatory response of the procedure.

Post-Treatment:

We will apply ice packs and monitor you for 15 minutes. You should expect some discomfort, bruising, swelling, redness and numbness. The area will become a bit ‘jelly-like’. You may experience minor bleeding, itching and tingling. 

Rare side effects include nodules and temporary neuropraxia of a facial nerve, which causes smile asymmetry. In long term follow up, no adverse effects on skin were noted.

We recommend the following post-treatment:

  • Do not massage the area or engage in high impact sports for 3-4 days
  • Use paracetamol for pain relief as required
  • An appointment should be made for 4-6 weeks after the treatment for review and follow up treatment.

IS FAT REDUCTION PERMANENT?

According to the long term (5 year) study data, Kybella (DCA) is a permanent fat reduction treatment.  The fat cells are destroyed and eliminated.  Other things you can do to ensure good results include:

  • Follow the recommended post-treatment care precisely
  • Wear sunscreen daily and avoid direct sunlight for extended periods
  • Adopt a daily skin regime appropriate for your skin type and condition
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Stop smoking and moderate alcohol consumption.
COST OF DOUBLE CHIN REDUCTION?

We offer complimentary consultations with our registered nurse injectors and you may immediately proceed with first treatment session.  If you would prefer consultation with one of our Doctors, this will incur a general consultation fee of $100.

Pricing is dependant on how many vials and how many sessions are required to achieve optimal results, but the following is a guide:

  • 2 Vials x 2 sessions (total 4 Vials) = From A$2,500
  • 3 Vials x 2 sessions (total 6 Vials) = From A$3,500
  • First Trial Session $1,500 for 2 Vials
  • Extra Vials at $625 per session

AM I UNSUITABLE FOR DOUBLE CHIN REDUCTION?

ThatDoubleChinInjection (DCA) may not be suitable for clients:

  • With unrealistic or immediate expectations. Treatment typically requires 2-4 sessions and takes a few months to produce great results;
  • With hypersensitivity to DCA;;
  • With current infection in the area;
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding; or
  • Under 18 years of age.
If you are not suitable for fat dissolving injections you may be suitable for other treatments such as Coolsculpt, liposuction or surgical neck lift, which are available at our sister clinics (please discuss alternatives with our Doctors and Nurses).

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