Deoxycholic acid is the first Health Canada approved non-surgical injection for improvement in the appearance of a double-chin in adults.
At Vive® Rejuvenation Clinic, we see many patients – both men and women of all ages – who are concerned about having a double chin, with their main complaint being that it makes them look older and heavier. Most of our clients have an otherwise balanced facial appearance, they eat healthy and exercise regularly, however, sub-mental fullness may be a result of normal aging and genetics, sometimes resistant to diet and exercise. We offer a safe option to our patients seeking a non-surgical solution to minimize a double chin.
Deoxycholic acid is a non-human and non-animal formulation of a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown of fat and the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. According to a 2015 survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 67 percent of consumers are bothered by sub-mental fullness*.
Deoxycholic acid injections are administered by our physicians and registered nurses as a series of injections into the area of chin fullness. Many patients notice visible results in two to four treatments and up to six treatments may be administered. Treatments are done every six to eight weeks, and each in-office treatment session lasts approximately thirty minutes with relatively easy recovery. The most common side effects of the treatment are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, areas of hardness, tingling or itchiness, all of which recede over time during the recovery phase.
Book a medical consultation to find out if this treatment is right for you. Call us at 403.237.8428.
*American Society For Dermatologic Surgery 2015 Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures (N=7315); Exact survey language was “How bothered are you by excess fat under the chin/neck?”