Injections for treating a double chin were recently released in Australia.
The active ingredient is deoxyholic acid in a synthetic purified version derived from soybeans. This molecule occurs naturally in the body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. The product is listed on the TGA, and is approved for this use. When injected under the chin in strategic sites, it breaks down the fat cells in that area. The fatty waste is gradually eliminated through the body’s natural processes over a 6-12 week period.
Sometimes it can take two or three treatment sessions before the results are visible. At the time of the treatment there is stinging and heat from the inflammatory reaction created. Then swelling develops which will be quite noticeable for four to seven days post injection. However, once the cells are broken down, they can no longer store fat, which means the results are
Not all neck anatomy is suitable for this treatment, so an initial consultation is always necessary.