All about fat dissolving injectables
Looking for a non-invasive, non-surgical method to get rid of your double chin? Look no further.
Fat Dissolving Injectables are the latest treatment proven to work. At Dr Scott Allison’s clinic in Brisbane, we treat men and women of all ages. To reduce the appearance of a double chin, people usually undertake surgical procedures such as liposuction. Liposuction is a treatment that improves the body’s contours by removing excess fat to reshape areas with excess fatty deposits. It’s a surgical method to get rid of fat and bring your confidence back.
Today, there is an alternative, non-invasive and non-surgical method using fat dissolving injectables. Targeting and destroying fat, as a way to reshape and improve the appearance of parts of your body, it is one of the safest methods reduce a double chin.
Before you start any treatment with us, we recommend digesting some of our frequently asked questions.
Let’s get to it – why do we have a double chin?
A double chin is also known as submental fat. It’s a very common condition that happens when a layer of fat forms beneath your chin.
Double chins can exist because of your genes, weight, age and sometimes, your diet. Here we identify with the most common reasons why you may have a double chin:
- Age – As you age, the amount of collagen (a naturally occurring protein) produced by your body decreases. Collagen gives your face structure and upholds your skin in your youth but another older and your body loses the ability to do so. This can lead to a double chin.
- Weight gain – You may have gained weight and for that reason, you’ll see a double chin appear.
- Posture Sometimes a weak posture can contribute to a double chin. A weak posture can be anything from slouching too often or even just having a desk job where you’re required to crouch down to your laptop for long periods of time.
- Genetics – A family history with skin that has little elasticity, can also contribute to the appearance of a double chin.
How do fat dissolving injectables work?
The procedure takes place with one of our qualified specialists at our Dr Scott Allison Clinic. When you come in for the treatment, we ensure that we provide a safe and comfortable environment for you.
To estimate the best spots for the injectables, we mark up a grid. This also ensures uniformity and that equal amounts of product is injected to produce a symmetrical outcome.
A local anaesthetic is used to numb the area under your chin. The points are then injected with a fat dissolving solution. The solution in the injectables breaks the fat cell membranes open. This then causes the body’s macrophages to come to the area and engulf the fat. The fat is then broken down and metabolised by the liver.
The solution used is usually a naturally occurring acid in your body which makes this procedure safe with minimal risks.
When do you see the results of fat-dissolving injectables?
The results of this procedure is a gradual process. It takes time, over 12 weeks for your body to break down and clear the area that’s been injected. Each time the procedure is performed, it takes away 25% of the fat cells in this area. The procedure typically happens over 2-4 appointments.
What is the aftercare for fat dissolving injectables?
Swelling is to be expected with this procedure. We recommend using an ice pack to reduce the impact of swelling. Swelling generally settles after 48 hours or sometimes within a week. Keep exercise to a minimum and avoid makeup for a while.
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Non-surgical with low risks
- Improvement in the overall appearance of your neck and chin
- Little side effects with minimum aftercare
Remember, your body is wonderful and individual to you.
At Dr. Scott Allison, we always provide personalised advice and treatments – because no two bodies are the same. We take a look at your unique body composure and offer treatments designed to help you achieve your goals.
Book in for a free consultation today and find out the options to feel your best self!
Who is Dr Scott Allison?
Dr. Scott Allison is an expert Cosmetic Physician and international trainer in cosmetic injectables who is based in Brisbane. With extensive experience in dermal fillers, cosmetic injectables, and non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures like pearl laser fusion, Dr. Scott can tailor a treatment to suit your individual needs. Book in for a free consultation here or call 1300 165 374.