We get a lot of enquiries about Kybella injections for the double chin treatment. It has not been launched in UK and cannot be used. A good news is that we use similar licensed product containing the same generic deoxycholic acid which makes the fat cells lyse and release the fat which in turn disposed by the body.
Compared to the risks of surgical liposuction treatment for double chin or neck lift and its high price, fat dissolving non-surgical treatment offers an alternative solution for men and women who wish to have trimmer and more defined chin.
It is ideal for those with a mild to moderate amount of submental fat under the chin, enabling the medical practitioner to target this area very precisely, breaking down the fatty deposits. However, this treatment is not an alternative to diet and exercise.
What causes a double chin
A double chin, also known as submittal fat, is one of the earliest signs of facial ageing. It is a common formation that occurs when a layer of fat forms below your chin. A double chin is sometime associated with extra weight, but you don’t have to be overweight to have one. Genetics or week muscle structure may cause a double chin. Treating the submittal fat in the double chin area can be difficult without surgery. However, through extensive scientific research, it is now possible to remove the accumulation of submittal fat in a simple non-traumatic way.
What is the treatment and how does it work?
A cocktail of natural ingredients including Deoxycholic acid is injected at the safely marked area of the double chin during the treatment, creating a lipolytic and lifting effect. These acid is identical to naturally produced by the body to absorb fat. In the human body Deoxycholic acid is used as an emulsifier of lipids to facilitate intestinal lipid absorption. Deoxycholic acid has been used since its discovery in various fields of medicine. The process which occurs after the treatment is an alternative to surgical liposuction but is not invasive.
What is Deoxycholic Acid?
Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid which are metabolic byproducts of intestinal bacteria. Deoxycholic acid is soluble in alcohol and acetic acid. Deoxycholic acid has been used since its discovery in various fields of human medicine. In the human body deoxycholic acid is used in the emulsification of fats.
Deoxycholic acid is one of the main components of the traditional Chinese medicine "Niuhuang", which means "Oxen Yellow" and is bilestone of oxen. This has been in use for two millennia in the unproven belief that it treats inflammations and enhances the immune system. Clinical studies conducted in the 1970s and 1980s confirm the expectation that deoxycholic acid is involved in the natural healing processes.
How many treatments do you need?
Typically only one treatment is required, depending on the amount of fat, additional treatments may be necessary, up to 6 monthly treatments.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Possible side effects are unlikely. You may experience light swelling, redness, tenderness, slight headache, after treatment, but these symptoms will usually pass in 1-4 days.
When should you expect result?
The results may vary. Normally, first improvement is seen as soon as 1-2 weeks after the procedure but the final result will develop in 4-6 weeks.
Will it tighten the skin?
The treatment is designed to 'melt' the fat but some people will notice a tightening effect. Mesotherapy by Dermapen, PRP therapy, Photo-rejuvenation or Fractional Laser Resurfacing will improve the skin tightness if necessary.
Who can't have the treatment?
Not recommended to people planning on facial surgery. You should let your practitioner know if you have any medical conditions of the neck area; have trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; take anticoagulant medicine; You can't be treated if you have cancer, are pregnant or breastfeeding, suffer from uncontrollable diabetes, have serious vascular or metabolic issues or autoimmune disease.
Price: £375 per treatment.