Double Chin Treatment – Adelaide

Double Chin Treatment – Adelaide

Although success and self-confidence largely depend on other factors, looking good is one of the important factors that can aid the cause and make the journey easy. A double chin is not a desirable feature for a person wishing to look good. There are exercises to get rid of the double chin, but they are time-consuming and may not offer long-lasting results.
A double chin occurs due to the accumulation of fat under the chin and neck. It is a common issue faced by all. If you wish to get rid of the double chin with minimum fuss and low downtime, fat dissolving injections could be the best choice for you. Fat dissolving injections are a non-invasive procedure that brings long-lasting results for people wishing to get rid of the double chin.

Dr R.Targett

"Trust Your Face to a Doctor Trained in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine"


Dr Targett is qualified in Primary Care Dermatology with a special interest in Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Medicine.

She is a natural results advocate. She has the "artistic eye of a sculptor " and a genuine love for all her clients.

Frequently Asked Questions on Double Chin Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions on Double Chin Treatment

What causes a double chin?

Accumulation of fat can be due to many reasons. The main causes of a double chin are:

  • Ageing
  • Genetics
  • Changes in weight

When fat accumulates, people tend to feel older and heavier than they actually are.

Treatments for a double chin?

While double chin can be cured with proper exercise and dieting, chances of recurrence are high.  Exercise is a time-consuming process without any guarantee of long-lasting results, which is why people look for other solutions. Since most people don’t like to undergo surgical treatment, the best solution for them is fat dissolving injections.

The benefits of fat dissolving injections are:

  • Clinically proven
  • Approved by TGA
  • Non-surgical and safe approach procedure
  • Lesser downtime
  • Long-lasting results
  • Localised fat reduction for a pleasing, confident appearance
  • Customised treatments to suit the anatomy and circumstances
  • Better contoured jawline and neck profile

Fat dissolving injections

As mentioned earlier, fat dissolving injections are a non-surgical method used to contour the body by reducing excess fat from localised areas. Beneficial for both men and women, it is an effective alternative to liposuction, especially to remove small fatty deposits that cannot be removed through diet and exercise.
Fat dissolving injections is a procedure wherein injections of a compound named Phosphatidylcholine (PPC) is initiated into small, localised fat deposits. The compound injected is medically proven to break down fat. As phosphatidylcholine is a naturally occurring enzyme, it is not harmful to the body. It is the main component of soy lecithin, which is medically proven to break down fat.
When the component is injected below the chin, it breaks down the fat cells, which are then absorbed by the body. The synthesised deoxycholic acid contained in the compound facilitates the breaking down of fat cells.

How are fat dissolving injections performed?

Fat dissolving injections is a medical procedure performed by specialist doctors. The nature and duration of the treatment vary from person to person. The health, the severity of the problem and the general anatomy of the person being treated, are all taken into consideration.
The doctor injects the solution directly into the subcutaneous fat. Tiny injections are administered over multiple treatment sessions to achieve the desired result. Soon, the localised stubborn fat deposits are removed.

There is no recovery time necessary, and patients can return home or work immediately after the injection process. There are no specific aftercare instructions and no downtime.

Within about a week, the muscle relaxant will have taken full effect, blocking signals to the sweat glands. You should see a noticeable reduction in sweat by this time. Patients should note that it is common to experience a substantial reduction, rather than complete elimination, of sweating.

The results of this treatment last for 6-8 months. Many patients return for repeat injections in order to maintain its effects.

How many treatments are required?

In general, the treatments on the face require 3-5 sessions, which are generally spaced 4 weeks apart. Body treatments are carried out in 3-5 sessions spaced out 8 weeks apart. The sessions last for 15-20 minutes.

What aftercare is required?

Fat dissolving injections are a simple procedure that does not require much downtime. It is a safe process without any alarming side effects. In most cases, the area treated produces a heat sensation along with a dull ache lasting about an hour or so.
It is natural to observe some swelling, tenderness, sensitivity to pressure and bruising at times. However, all these are temporary and will disappear naturally within 2 to 4 weeks.
Some common after-effects of the fat dissolving injections are skin discolouration (such as reddening or pigmentation), nodules under the skin, infection, allergic reaction, flushing, nausea, and dizziness. However, most of these will disappear naturally. In extreme cases, such as infection the doctor might suggest medication.

What results can I expect?

Although the results of fat dissolving injections are gradual and time-consuming, they are long-lasting. Skin laxity is a probable risk after the dissolution of body fat.  However, in most cases skin retraction happens due to an inflammatory response to the injections, thereby reducing the chances of loose skin.
Although the results depend on the anatomy and health of the patient, most procedures will begin to show the results after two sessions. There is no need for re-treatment, as the fat cells removed from the area will not return. So, fat dissolving injections are a great option as a permanent solution for a double chin.

How to get rid of a double chin?

At Advanced Cosmetic medicine, Dr Targett offers individualised solutions for all patients. When you come to us for fat dissolving injections, Dr Targett will take into consideration all the important factors and will advise you on an optimal solution. Any concern of the patient are addressed and the details of the procedure explained.
Once the procedure is complete, the patient is provided with complete aftercare instructions. Dr Targett is always ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
So, what’s stopping you? Call on 0403 690 031 to book an appointment with Dr Targett or click here to know more.

Price of Double Chin Treatment

Double Chin Treatment$650

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