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Double Chin Treatments

Fat-dissolving injections

Do you dislike your jawline or feel you have a double chin? You are not alone…

A 2015 survey of American men and women revealed that 67% were bothered by the fat beneath their chin, the same number that were concerned about forehead and frown lines.

In Australia in 2016, 59% of women have said they are concerned about a double chin – that’s more than those concerned about forehead and frown lines (52%).

Before and after double chin treatment

photo of patient before double chin treatmentphoto of patient after double chin treatment available at Skin Clinic Fremantle by Dr. Sarah Boxley

Did you know that we can now sculpt, contour and define your neck and jawline?

Definitely not just for women – using this latest injectable anti-ageing treatment, we can chisel the male jawline, sculpt your neck and help you drop a shirt size.

This product is made by the same company responsible for the most well known brands of anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. It has been available in Australia since early 2017, when we were amongst the first clinics to begin using it. We have extensive experience with this treatment, with The Skin Clinic Fremantle being one of the key sites in a Phase IV clinical study into its use. Our principal doctor is on the Faculty of the Allergan Medical Institute, training other practitioners in this treatment, and has spoken at conferences about its use.

FAQs about fat dissolving injections for treating a double chin

What is sub-mental fullness?

What is this injectable treatment? Is it surgery?

Who is this fat dissolving treatment suitable for?

How do fat dissolving injections minimise a double chin?

Is this product approved by Health Authorities for the treatment of my double chin?

What happens during a double chin treatment?

Will the treatment hurt?

What are the side effects?

How many treatments are needed to improve my double chin?

How long does it take to work?

Are the results permanent?

Does it hurt? Will I swell or bruise?

Are there any contradictions to treatment?

How much does it cost to treat a double chin?

Your double chin journey will be tailor made and customised to suit your needs and expectations. Some patients only require one treatment using 1-2 vials of the product at a cost of up to $1200. Others may have a larger area to treat and so may (for example) need four treatments using 3 vials each time. The results are permanent and you should not need top-up treatments in the future. As an indication, some “mild” to “serious” packages are described below. There are no rebates from either Medicare or private health funds for this treatment. Please bear in mind that individual results will vary and these images and costs are meant as an indication only.

You can pay for your treatment with cash, EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard, American Express (merchant fees apply) or zipPay.

  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Serious

Photo of patient with small double chin before treatment available in FremantlePhoto of patient with small double chin after treatment available in Fremantle

3 treatment sessions using a total of 5 vials = $2800

Photo of patient with moderate double chin before treatment available in FremantlePhoto of patient with moderate double chin after treatment available in Fremantle

4 treatment sessions using a total of 7 vials = $3900

Photo of patient with large double chin before treatment available in FremantlePhoto of patient with large double chin after treatment available in Fremantle

6 treatment sessions using a total of 14 vials = $7200

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American Society for Dermatologic Surgery 2015 Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures (N=7,315)
The Changing Faces of Beauty Survey 2016 (N=500)
Humphrey, S., J. Sykes, J. Kantor, V. Bertucci, P. Walker, D. R. Lee, P. F. Lizzul, T. M. Gross and F. C. Beddingfield, 3rd (2016). “ATX-101 for reduction of submental fat: A phase III randomized controlled trial.” J Am Acad Dermatol 75(4): 788-797.e787.
Jones, D. H., J. Carruthers, J. H. Joseph, V. D. Callender, P. Walker, D. R. Lee, M. Subramanian, P. F. Lizzul, T. M. Gross and F. C. Beddingfield, 3rd (2016). “REFINE-1, a Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 3 Trial With ATX-101, an Injectable Drug for Submental Fat Reduction.” Dermatol Surg 42(1): 38-49.

Images courtesy of the manufacturer.

Other treatments for a double chin


If injections, surgery or liposuction are not for you, we offer an alternative method of permanent fat reduction for the sub mental area. Cryolipolysis (or “fat freezing”) is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that can reduce isolated pockets of fat by 20-40% per treatment.

Cryolipolysis is a treatment for stubborn pockets of superficial fat. Using the unique combination of electro- and cryo- therapy, fat cells in the treated area are frozen and crystallise. 20-40% of the treated cells will die in a natural way and be eliminated by the body over the course of several months. We perform cryolipolysis in clinic using our 3D Lipomed technology.

Results are not seen for 2-3 months, at which time the treatment can be repeated in the sub mental area if required.

The procedure takes 45minutes and there is virtually no downtime. No anaesthetic is needed and you can return to normal activities immediately. The treated area may feel cold and be a little red for a short time afterwards. The skin may feel slightly tender for up to ten days afterwards. No skin tightening is expected with this treatment.

Cost: $450 per treatment to the sub-mental area.

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