Fat Dissolving Treatments


Territory Laser Clinic now offers a non-surgical option in the form of fat dissolving injections to reduce double chins.

Double chin defined:

Fullness under the chin or a 'double chin' is a common concern for both men and women. It can be caused by:

Ageing - It may naturally develop as you age

Genetics - Simply said, it may be part of your DNA

Weight Changes - It may appear as a result of weight change

Sometimes, no matter how much you diet or exercise, the fullness in this area may not go away - and it may make you feel like you look older and heavier than you actually are.

How do fat dissolving injections work?

The active ingredient in fat dissolving injections occurs naturally in the body where it helps to break down dietary fat. When injected below the chin, it reduces fat, resulting in a more contoured neck profile and jawline.

As it is a prescription-only medicine, fat dissolving treatment is only available from a Cosmetic Physician such as Dr Herbert Hooi. 

What happens during a fat dissolving treatment?

The injectable treatment will be completed by Dr Hooi at Territory Laser Clinic and should take approximately 15-20 minutes. Dr Hooi will customise the treatment to your individual anatomy and circumstances. The procedure is a non-surgical treatment. Once your desired results are achieved, re-treatment is not expected as results are maintained for at least 4 years.

What results should I expect?

Many people treated with fat dissolving injections experienced visible improvement in the appearance of their chin profile in 2-4 treatments. Up to 6 treatments may be administered, spaced at least 4 weeks apart.

What does treatment involve?

Fat dissolving injections are typically given in a 15-20 minute clinic treatment session. Dr Hooi will administer a series of injections into the area under your chin at each session.

How many treatments will I need?

Many patients treated with fat dissolving injections experience visible improvement of their chin profile in 2-4 treatments. Some people require up to 6 treatments in order to achieve their best results. Once your desired results are achieved, additional treatments may not be needed as results are maintained for at least 4 years.

Are there any side effects?

As with other injectable treatments, you may experience side effects with fat dissolving injections. Most patients experience mild or moderate pain or discomfort at the time of injection. 

Tell Dr Hooi if you notice any of the following: bruising, pain, numbness, swelling, redness, tingling, formation of small areas of hardness, or itching around the treatment area.

While unlikely, talk to Dr Hooi if you experience any of the following: trouble swallowing, an uneven smile, taste disturbances, or discolouration, unusual hair loss or an ulcer (open sore) at the site of injection.

What can I expect during treatment?

Prior to administering fat dissolving injections, Dr Hooi will apply topical and/or injectable local anaesthesia to the treatment area to make you more comfortable. Dr Hooi may also suggest that you take an over-the-counter pain medication before your appointment.