What is the name of the double chin fat loss injections treatment?
Australian law prohibits the use of brand names being used in the advertisement of many cosmetic treatments. Confusingly, the name of the medication is also different in Australia to the name of the same medication in the United States.
Your safety and the safety of your loved ones is our highest priority, and we only use prescription medications approved for use by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. The medication used has been the subject of many medical trials.
What are double-chin fat injections last and how does it work?
The prescription only medication used for treatment of double-chin is injected into the “preplatysmal fat”, also known as “submental fat” or “double-chin fat”. The body’s natural processes then break down and eliminate the fat cells over the next few weeks and months. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they are permanently removed.
The treatment also promotes the formation of new collagen. This acts to tighten the skin. Most people notice either an improvement in their skin tightness, or no change.
How long does double-chin fat injections last for?
The number of fat cells in your body is set at birth, so when the fat cells in your double-chin are destroyed, they are gone for good: It is a permanent treatment for double-chin fat.
How long does double-chin fat injections take to start working? How long until I see results?
The prescription only medication used for treatment of double-chin fat takes an average of six weeks until results are noticeable.
Your doctor will arrange to see you for a follow-up review and any further treatments required at this time. The average number of treatments is two to four treatments, each spaced six weeks apart.
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What does injections for double-chin fat feel like? What can I expect during and after my treatment?
Some patients may experience some mild discomfort during the procedure. Your doctor will use a combination of ice and local anaesthetic (if needed) to numb the area. You may want to take a mild pain killer such as paracetamol half an hour before your treatment.
Following the treatment your skin may feel slightly warm. The area under your chin will swell significantly. The swelling is a good sign that the treatment is working, and is expected to peak at forty-eight hours, and can last up to seven days. You may find that a cold ice pack and mild pain killers such a paracetamol may help with the discomfort.
How many double-chin fat injections are required for optimal results?
At Evolve Advanced Cosmetic Medicine we realise that everybody has different areas of concern and different treatment goals, and we aim to treat everybody as an individual. However, as a general rule most people would require at least two treatments, spaced at six weeks apart.
The average number of treatments is two to four treatments, each spaced six weeks apart. Our service is discreet and confidential, and your highly trained doctor will discuss your suitability for treatment during your initial double-chin injections assessment.
Who will perform double-chin fat injections?
It is important to remember that the medication used is prescription-only, and should only be injected by highly trained doctor or nurse. At Evolve Advanced Cosmetic Medicine every patient receives a full consultation with a medical doctor who will discuss the procedure and your suitability for treatment.
Is there any “down-time” after double-chin fat injections?
The injection into the fat under the skin sets off an inflammatory process which lasts for six to eight weeks. The injection causes a significant amount of swelling, which you should be prepared for, and may want to plan around.
The swelling is a good sign that the treatment is working, and is expected to peak at forty eight hours after injection. The swelling lasts for an average of seven days.
What happens to the skin? Will I have “saggy skin?”
The injection into the fat under the skin sets off an inflammatory process which not only kills the fat cells, but also promotes the formation of new collagen. This acts to tighten the skin. Most people notice either an improvement in their skin tightness, or no change.
Injections for double-chin, liposuction or Coolsculpting for double-chin fat?
Liposuction can give good results for large areas of fat. Liposuction may be considerably more expensive; and is an invasive procedure involving surgery, anaesthesia, and a longer downtime. Double chin injections and Coolsculpting both have the benefit of being lower risk, non-invasive, quick and having less “downtime”.
Ultimately your treatment will depend on your own aesthetic goals, the experience of your injector, Coolsculpting expert, and your budget.
Will I achieve natural-looking results?
At Evolve Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, we know that you want to look your natural best, so we aim for a natural appearance which reduces the amount of “fullness” under the chin, while not making you look “fake” or “plastic”. Our service is discreet and confidential.
What are the risks of double-chin fat injections?
Although treatment for double-chin fat is a cosmetic procedure, it is important to understand that it is still a medical procedures, and that some small risks exist, as for any medical procedure. The most common side-effect is a significant amount of swelling, which you should be prepared for, and may want to plan around.
The swelling is a good sign that the treatment is working, and is expected to peak at forty eight hours after injection. The swelling lasts for an average of seven days. If bruising occurs most patients find that it can easily be covered by makeup until the bruise resolves, which takes a few days.
Another, much rarer side effect is a temporary, asymmetrical smile. This may occur if the medication is injected too close to the nerve that helps move some of the muscles of your mouth. This risk can be minimised by avoiding injecting too close to the jaw, which is where the nerve usually runs.
Your highly trained doctor is familiar with the anatomy of the area, and will discuss with you the safest sites for treatment. If this asymmetrical smile occurs it is likely to last for an average of six weeks until the nerve recovers. Allergic reactions are also possible after any medication injection, although the likelihood of this is small.
What should I do and what should I avoid after having treatment for double-chin fat?
After your treatment it is essential that you follow the instructions given to you by your doctor to minimise the chance of possible side-effects.
You should not massage or apply any pressure to the area of injection for twenty four hours following treatment and you should avoid any strenuous activity. You may find that a cold ice pack and mild pain killers such a paracetamol may help with the discomfort.
How much does treatment for double-chin fat injections cost?
The price of treatment varies on the size of the area treated and the amount of solution injected. Your doctor and nurse will be able to discuss your treatment plan and your goals with you during your initial consultation.
I am under eighteen years of age. Can I have treatment for double-chin fat injections?
Although treatment of double-chin fat is a safe one, there is no data from clinical studies in people under the age of eighteen. At Evolve Advanced Cosmetic Medicine it is our policy not to treat anyone under eighteen years of age, even with parental or guardian consent.
I am pregnant or breastfeeding. Can I be treated with double-chin fat injections?
At Evolve Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, your safety and the safety of your loved ones is our highest priority. For that reason treatment for your double-chin fat should be postponed until after pregnancy, and after breastfeeding has ceased.
I have a medical condition. Can I be treated?
At Evolve Advanced Cosmetic Medicine your safety is our highest priority. There are a number of reasons why it may be safer to postpone your treatment, or to not have have treatment at all. Patients with skin infections or other skin diseases at the site of injection will have to postpone their treatment until the injection site is clear.
Some medications (for example, aspirin and warfarin) may lead to increased risk of bleeding and bruising, and it may be safer to avoid treatment altogether.