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Double Chin Dissolve

Introducing Double Chin Dissolve

At last, an injectable treatment to improve the appearance of a double chin

Why do you get a double chin?

Fullness under the chin or a ‘double chin’ is a common concern for both men and women.

It can be caused by a number of factors including:

  • Ageing: As you age, the chin has a tendency to store fat pockets known as submental fat.
  • Genetics: Put simply, it is part of your DNA to store fat here.
  • Weight change: Extra weight distribution over the body, including under the chin.

And for some, no matter how much extra exercise you do or how strictly you control your diet, the fullness in this area may be difficult to shift, making you feel like you look older and heavier than you really are.

How does Double Chin Dissolve work?

The active ingredient in the double chin dissolve treatment is a molecule that occurs naturally in the body. This molecule aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat, killing and destroying fat cells.

This is injected under the chin and in time dissolves the fat to produce a more contoured profile and defined jawline.

As the treatment is a prescription-only medication, we can’t mention it or its active ingredients by name online, but Dr Kushelew will be glad to go through the clinical and scientific details with you.

Double Chin Dissolve treatment

The Beauty & Medicine Team are the most experienced double chin dissolve (BELKYRA) practitioners in Adelaide. The team consists of:

  • Dr Irene Kushelew – The only Allergan Certified BELKYRA Trainer in Adelaide, and
  • Deraly Fleming RNAllergan Certified BELKYRA Injector

The procedure is best described as a series of cosmetic injections and is not a surgical procedure.

All patients are first assessed as to whether they are a suitable candidate for the treatment. As part of this initial assessment, customised treatments are planned to suit your individual anatomy and circumstances.

The cosmetic injections are then administered in-clinic. This should take around 15 to 20 minutes.

Most people treated will experience a visible improvement of their chin profile after 2 – 4 treatments and up to 6 treatments may be administered. These are spaced at least 4 weeks apart.

Dr Kushelew performing the double chin dissolve treatment

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Double Chin Dissolve results

Female Patient

Before and After Double chin dissolve treatment
Before and After Double chin dissolve treatment

Before and After

SEX: Female  AGE: 44  WEIGHT (BEFORE)*: 59kg  WEIGHT (AFTER)*: 58kg
*Patient did not experience significant weight loss or gain between the start and end of treatment

Male Patient

Before and After Double chin dissolve treatment
Before and After Double chin dissolve treatment

Before and After

SEX: Male  AGE: 36  WEIGHT (BEFORE)*: 82kg  WEIGHT (AFTER)*: 81kg
*Patient did not experience significant weight loss or gain between the start and end of treatment

Photos courtesy of Allergan

Double Chin Dissolve FAQs

We answer your most frequently asked questions about the Double Chin Dissolve treatment.

What is the double chin dissolve treatment?

The treatment to re-profile your double chin is a cosmetic injection. It is the first and only Australian approved injectable treatment that is used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), which is also known as a double chin.

How does the double chin dissolve treatment work?

The active ingredient in the injectable treatment is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.

When injected into the fat beneath your chin, it causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat and the body will naturally absorb and excrete them.

Is this treatment right for me?

If you’re bothered by submental fullness, or double chin, make an appointment for a consultation to discuss the treatment with one of our doctors and we will assess whether you are a suitable candidate.

How many people have been treated with this cosmetic injectable?

This new double chin dissolving treatment has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which over 1,600 have been treated with the actual product.

How many treatments will I need?

You and your doctor will customise your treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. During these sessions, your practitioner will treat the fat under your chin using multiple injections.

Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart.

Are there any side effects?

The safety profile of this treatment is well characterised. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and hardness around the treatment area.

The treatment can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness. These are not all of the possible side effects, so please discuss this with your practitioner during your consultation.

Can you treat other areas of the body like the stomach?

No. At this point, the treatment is only approved for submental fat reduction, and it is not approved to be used anywhere else on the body. For fat reduction in other areas of the body, please discuss the options with your practitioner.

About Us

Dr Irene Kushelew
Dr Irene Kushelew

Dr Irene Kushelew BM BS FFMACCS

Allergan Certified BELKYRA Trainer

Dr Irene Kushelew has over 20 years of experience in Cosmetic Medicine and specialises in injectable facial rejuvenation techniques (anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers) as well as the Double Chin Dissolve treatment.

Dr Kushelew graduated in medicine in 1982 and has since become one of Australia’s leading practitioners of non-surgical cosmetic medicine. She is a Founding Member of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA), a former SA President of CPSA, a Fellow of the Faculty of Medicine of the Australian College of Cosmetic Surgeons (ACCS), Member of the Allergan Advisory Board, a National Trainer for Allergan, Founder & Director of the former Adelaide Rejuvenation Cosmetic Clinic and Principal of Cosmedic Mentor, an in-clinic training service for doctors.

Dr Kushelew’s principal clinic is in Adelaide but she consults Australia-wide with clinics in WA and NT.

Deraly Fleming RN
Deraly Fleming RN

Deraly Fleming Nurse Injector

Allergan Certified BELKYRA Injector

Deraly is acknowledged as one of Adelaide’s best Nurse Injectors and specialises in all aspects of non-surgical facial rejuvenation and is one of the first Nurse Injectors in Australia trained in the Double Chin Dissolve treatment.

She is highly skilled, with over 10 years experience in dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. Along with Dr Kushelew, Deraly offers a wide range of facial rejuvenation options.

Deraly also specialises in all aspects of permanent makeup, cosmetic tattoos and scar camouflage and has been Adelaide’s leading cosmetic tatooist for over a decade.

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Treatments take place at the following address:
Beauty & Medicine
67 King William Rd
Unley SA 5061

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