Injection Lipolysis – Double Chin Treatment

Injection lipolysis

Because a double chin is never in.

Injection lipolysis is a non-surgical, injectable treatment that is used to reduce the appearance of submental fat below the chin, or what is known as the “double chin”.  Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.  When injected into the fat beneath the chin,  it destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.  Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.

Put your best chin forward. 

Often times, a double chin is not the result of excess body weight.  Genetics and hormonal imbalances are often the culprits.  When diet and exercise are not helping, Injection lipolysis may be the solution.

Phosphatidylcholine (PC) solubilized in deoxycholate (DC) is injected into the fat below the chin.  It causes the destruction of fat cells.  Once destroyed, those cells can no longer store fat.  Once the desired aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment is not expected.

For most patients, downtime is minimal and typically occurs after the first treatment session.

The majority of clients will have visible results in two to four treatments.  While a patient can receive a maximum of six treatments, some clients experience wonderful results after only two treatments.

Injection lipolysis involves a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.

Injection lipolysis contours and improves the appearance of fat below the chin, submental fullness, also known as a “double chin.”  Gone are the days when liposuction or surgery were the only options to get rid of double chins.

Injection lipolysis is suggested for anyone between the ages of 18 and 65 who are bothered by fullness under their chin.

Yes, the effects are permanent.  When injected, phosphatidylcholine (PC) solubilized in deoxycholate (DC) causes the destruction of fat cells; once destroyed, those cells can no longer store fat. After the treatments, maintenance or additional injections are not needed.  The results are permanent.

Injection lipolysis is typically done in a 15 to 20 minute in-office treatment session.  A series of injections are administered into the area under your chin during each treatment session.

Dr. Mazzuca will administer the treatment in and around every four weeks.  The more prominent the double chin, the more treatments may be necessary.  The total amount of treatments needed is definitely an individualized process that the doctor and patient will discuss.

Dr. Mazzuca will customize your treatment based on your treatment goals.  Together, you will decide the treatment plan that is best for you.  Many patients experience visible improvement of their chin profile in 2 to 4 treatments.  Occasionally, up to 6 treatments are required in order to achieve desired results.

As with any other injectable treatments, you may experience some side effects with injection lipolysis.  The most common side effects we see are swelling, bruising, pain and numbness.  Most side effects are mild to moderate and decrease with subsequent treatments.

Lymphatic massage will optimize your results by increasing the efficiency of lymphatic drainage, allowing the fat cells to be eliminated through the lymphatic system.

Belkyra and Kybella are brand names.  The American name for BELKYRA™️ is Kybella™️.  Deoxycholic Acid, injection lipolysis and phosphatidylcholine (PC) solubilized in deoxycholate (DC) are the generic names.

The following images are presented for educational purposes only and should be interpreted subjectively.  They do not represent the opinion or view of any patient regarding their result,  and they are not intended to suggest the result that may have been achieved by any other patient.  The images are presented as factual guidelines and merely represent results that have been achieved by others.  No two patients are alike and no two results are necessarily alike.




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Not his. Not hers. Yours.

We provide personalized 

solutions to enhance your

appearance and

your life.

At Aesthetics Now Vaughan, we are experienced and proficient in treating a wide array of medical and cosmetic concerns and conditions.

Our mission is to provide you with the best possible solutions and outcomes using our extensive portfolio of treatment options, all under the care of a highly-skilled Physician and team of Medical Aesthetic Professionals.