Fullness under the chin or “double chin” is a common concern for both men and women. It can be caused by ageing, genetics and by weight changes. We offer Double Chin Reduction with minimally invasive injections.
Are many people bothered by their double chin?
A study of 500 Australian women found that 59% of them were concerned about a double chin (reference – The changing faces of Beauty Study 2016). That’s more than the amount concerned about forehead frown lines (52%).
How can double chin be treated?
At Rewind Skin & Laser, we have two scientifically proven methods to treat double chin (clinically known as submental fullness). One option is an injectable treatment that dissolves fat. The other option is using Sculpsure, a laser lipolysis machine. Both treatments are TGA approved for the treatment of submental fullness.
How does the injection work to treat double chin?
The injection is a naturally occuring substance in the body that is used to break down fat. The synthetic form that we use is injected under the skin below the chin area and breaks down fat cells, which are then naturally cleared by the body. This results in a more contoured neck profile and jawline.
How many injection treatments are needed?
For the majority of people, at least 2 treatments are needed which are spaced 4 weeks apart. For clients with moderate to severe submental fullness, up to 4-6 treatments may be needed.
What does treatment involve?
The procedure takes approximately 20 minutes and is performed by Dr McDonnell. Local anaesthetic is injected beforehand for comfort. The active substance is then injected under your chin and the amount or dose is customised to your particular needs.
Are there any side effects to injection for double chin?
As with any injection, you may experience some side effects. Mild to moderate pain at the time of injection is common; it is for this reason that we use local anaesthetic. Other side effects include bruising, swelling, tingling, redness and numbness. These are temporary and settle over the course of a few days.
What kind of results can be expected from injection treatment for double chin?
More than 75% of patients treated with this method reported satisfaction with the improvement (Reference – Humphrey S et al. J Am Acad Dermatol 2016;75(4):788-97 e7). Based on their chin profile, they reported feeling happier and younger, less embarrassed, less bothered, less self-conscious.
How does the laser, Sculpsure, work to treat double chin?
Sculpsure is a laser device specifically designed to target only fat cells. The laser heats the fat cells, causing their membrane to break, destroying the fat cells which are then cleared by the body naturally. This results in a more defined chin and jawline.
How many treatments of Sculpsure is needed for double chin?
For most people to achieve optimum results, 2 treatments are needed, spaced 6 weeks apart.
What does Sculpsure treatment for double chin involve?
Treatment of double chin with Sculpsure involves placing a laser against the skin under the chin. This is held in place with a specially designed headpiece that is comfortable to wear. Each treatment takes 25 minutes and is well tolerated.
Are there any side effects from Sculpsure used to treat double chin?
Minor swelling and redness can occur that tend to last only a few hours but up to a few days in some people. Rarely, temporary small fatty lumps can be felt under the skin but cannot be seen. These disappear over the course of a few weeks.
What kind of results can be expected from Sculpsure double chin treatment?
In studies done on the development of the Sculpsure for treatment of double chin, 100% of clients treated were satisfied with the results and there was an up to 23% measureable reduction in fat thickness with each treatment, as assessed using ultrasound.
How much does double chin treatment cost?
Price depends on the area needed to be treated; this varies according to the severity of the double chin. Dr McDonnell will be able to give an accurate prediction of cost after he assesses you personally.
Why get double chin treatment at Rewind Skin & Laser?
All injectable treatments done at Rewind Skin & Laser are carried out by doctors who have advanced training.
Our Sculpsure laser is performed and supervised by doctors Our philosophy is to offer our patients the best treatments available, performed by the most experienced and highly trained professionals.
Your safety is paramount and our doctors are always available for aftercare should you need it.