The deposition of unwanted fat in the area under the chin can occur after weight gain, due to aging or due to heredity-genetics (facial anatomy). If the double chin is a result of weight gain, diet and exercise can greatly improve the appearance of the double chin as you lose weight.
But what about cases where the double chin comes from genetics?
While exercise can certainly slim these people down and keep their hearts healthy, it's unlikely to significantly affect the appearance of genetically imposed fat on the double chin. Those who have tried diet and exercise and still can't get rid of the annoying excess fat under the chin can be greatly helped by injectable lipolysis mesotherapy (intralipotherapy) with deoxycholic acid.
With the powerful fat-dissolving mesotherapy material we have (deoxycholic acid with the trade name Desoface) specialized for use in the facial area, we can correct excess fat deposition in the area under the chin (known as a "double chin"). We can also correct the accumulation of fat in the contour of the lower jaw and especially in the area behind the lines of bitterness (marionette lines) and give a much more youthful appearance to the face.
Before & After Treatment
You can see the course of each treatment in the slider below. By pressing the arrows at the bottom you can see the result per session
What is deoxycholic acid?
Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring substance and byproduct of cholesterol that helps the body liquefy fat. The product actually dissolves fat (in any area of the body) but is only approved by the US FDA for the area below chin. It is a non-invasive alternative to liposuction. What happens is that, when injected, it destroys the cell membrane of the fat cells, liquefying the fat, which is then absorbed by the body
The result is achieved gradually, so there is no lack of relaxation in the area. Usually 3 sessions are required (with a maximum of 6 sessions) which take place every 6 weeks. The cost of each session is 80 euros.
For an even better result we suggest the above lipolysis treatment to combined with Strikecell surface mesotherapy which impart hydration, firming and radiance to the overall improvement of the skin's surface. Recommended scheme of 3 sessions, which take place per month. Cost of each treatment 50 euros.
But it's important to remember that just like liposuction, injections only treat fat. They will not heal excess skin, so the skin in the area must have enough elasticity to bounce back after the fat is dissolved.
Before undergoing deoxycholic acid treatments, the doctor must evaluate and determine if the problem is the fat deposition and that by removing it there will be no problem with skin laxity (patients who do not have good breaking, elasticity and recovery on their skin are not good candidates for the treatment).