There are a few problem areas on the human body that, for millions of people, simply won’t budge with diet and exercise, no matter how hard they try. Submental fullness, also known as double chin, is one of these areas. Men and women of all sizes and ages look in the mirror and see a profile that ages them beyond their years or makes them look heavier than they really are, because of moderate to severe fat below their chin.

Luckily, right here in Rewind Skin & Laser, we have two fast and convenient treatments to ditch the double chin that doesn’t require surgery or anesthetic. Deoxycholic acid injection (we can’t mention brand names due to Australian advertising laws) is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that is used in adults to improve the appearance of fat below the chin. Once injected by Dr Eoin Mc Donnell, Deoxycholic acid destroys fat cells. When destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat again.

So, how does Deoxycholic acid injection work?

Deoxycholic acid works by breaking down fat cells, naturally. It is a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat. The result is a slimmer, younger-looking chin profile.

An average patient will need 2-3 vials per session and on average, a series of 2-3 treatments. Treatment sessions may be spaced apart every 4-6 weeks. A pre-treatment consultation is required to you and Dr McDonnell the opportunity to discuss your individual needs and to go over the treatment protocol. For most patients, downtime is minimal and entails swelling, bruising, pain, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area.

What is Sculpsure laser lipolysis?

Our second double-chin treatment is Sculpsure laser lipolysis. I have been using Sculpsure for over a year now on body areas and getting fantastic results. In September 2017 it received approval in the USA from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to treat submental fullness and Rewind Skin & Laser is the first clinic in WA to have this treatment available. The Scupsure treatment involves 2-3 easy, 25 minute treatments, done 6 weeks apart. There is no downtime with minimal side effects and people can return to work and normal activities immediately.

Sculpsure works by gently heating the fat cells using a specially designed laser, which causes the membrane around the fat cells to break; these fat cells are then permanently destroyed and gradually cleared by the lymphatic system.

In trials in the USA on the submental Sculpsure treatment, remarkably 100% of clients were satisfied with the result, an almost unheard of statistic. The dramatic changes in their chin and jawline seen 12 weeks after treatment has thrust Sculpsure to the forefront of double-chin treatment, with no need for injections, anaesthetic or surgery.

To enquire about Sculpsure for double-chin, call 08 65001590 or email info@rewindskinandlaser.com.au to book an appointment.