For many people, the excess fat under the chin will not respond to diet and exercise. Whether caused by weight gain, genetics, or ageing, a double chin can detract from the graceful contours of the neck and jawline. The fat dissolving injections utilised by PCI are the only TGA -approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve facial profile.

What conditions are treated with fat dissolving injections?

This type of injectable treatment can contour and improve the appearance of excess skin or fat under the chin, more commonly referred to as a double chin. PCI doctors, along with their patients will work to create a customized treatment program to improve your chin and jaw profile. During the treatment sessions, your Doctor will inject the product into the fat under the chin. Typically, multiple injections are made over the course of several treatments. Many patients experience noticeable results within two to four treatments.

How do they work?

Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body. It aids in breakdown and absorption of the fats we consume in our diets. The active ingredient in this product is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid.

When injected into fat deposits under the chin it goes to work by destroying fat cells and can noticeably reduce submental (under the chin) fullness. When the fat cells have been destroyed, they are no longer able to store fat. Therefore, once you have achieved your cosmetic goal it is not expected that any further treatment will be needed.


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Who is a good candidate?

Fat dissolving injections are a quick, non-surgical treatment with limited down time and can even be be performed during your lunch hour. You may be a good candidate for this treatment if you:

– Exercise and eat well but still have fat deposits under the chin

– Are self-conscious, embarrassed, or unhappy about submental fullness

– Feel that your double chin makes you look older and heavier than you actually are

– Do not want to undergo surgery or liposuction to correct the problem

What can I expect after treatment?

Initially you can expect a mild stinging sensation which will resolve within in minutes of your treatment. Expect some swelling to occur with the possibility of minor bruising within the treatment area (approx 2-3 days).

The number of treatments sessions will depend on your aesthetic goals and the quantity of fat you have under your chin. This varies from patient to patient and our doctors will be able to advise you on the likely number of treatments you will need.

Fat dissolving treatment sessions are performed at least one month apart. You will see a visible reduction in your double chin in the weeks following each treatment session.

How long do results last?

The beauty of this treatment is that, once the fat cells are destroyed and eliminated by the body, they are gone for good. Once you have achieved your cosmetic goals, no further treatments will be needed and you can say a permanent goodbye to your double chin.