True Edge Medical Procedures

Double Chin Treatments

Permanent Results

Double chins … also known as a turkey gobbler or tech-neck.

It is a common concern and most people look in the mirror and are upset by the sight of their double chin. So why do people want effective solutions to help get rid of this common concern?

One simple answer … To remove that pocket of superficial fat in order to achieve a more contoured jawline that will add definition to your face- allowing your best facial features to stand out.

At True Edge Medical we offer medically proven, effective and permanent treatment options to help you address this concern. Our treatment options include the use of fat dissolving injections and energy-based devices.

Make an appointment to speak with one of our experienced doctors to find out how we can help you.

Permanent Results

Double chins … also known as a turkey gobbler or tech-neck.

It is a common concern and most people look in the mirror and are upset by the sight of their double chin. But why is it important to remove a double chin? One simple answer … To remove that pocket of superficial fat in order to achieve a more contoured jawline that will add definition to your face- allowing your best facial features to stand out.

At True Edge Medical we offer medically proven, effective and permanent treatment options to help you address this concern. Our treatment options include the use of fat dissolving injections and energy-based devices.

Make an appointment to speak with one of our experienced doctors to find out how we can help you.

Double Chin Treatments

What are the benefits?

What is a Double Chin?

A double chin is also known as submental fat and occurs when a layer of fat forms beneath the chin and causes a bulge with an ill-defined chin and jawline.

While submental fat is often associated with an increase in weight, you don’t necessarily need to be overweight at all to have one. In fact, even people who may not have much fat elsewhere in their body can still struggle with stubborn fat under the chin and neck areas and no matter how hard they try, it can be extremely difficult to reduce it through diet and exercise alone.

What can cause A Double Chin?

This can be brought on by a number of factors, including:
  • Age – the skin begins to lose elasticity as we age leading to sagging skin that may contribute to the appearance of a double chin.
  • Genetics – those with a family history of fat under the chin will more often develop a double chin themselves.
  • Weight gain – fat can accumulate under the chin.
  • Posture – poor posture can weaken the muscles of the chin and neck, which results in a loss in tissue elasticity and development of a double chin.
Current options to remove this problem area include surgery or liposuction but that isn’t always the best option, for many reasons. There are now very effective options that don’t require surgery. At True Edge Medical we offer medically proven, effective and permanent non-surgical treatment options to help you address this concern. Our treatments are a great alternative to surgery and liposuction and can help you achieve a permanent removal of the double chin. Our treatment options include energy-based devices such as Morpheus8 (RadioFrequency microneedling), MiniFX (RadioFrequency-High pulse voltage) and Forma devices but a Fat Dissolving injection may be the best option for you. Make an appointment to discuss your concern with our experienced doctors who will help you decide on the most suitable treatment option. Boost your confidence and look more youthful and healthier by getting the treatment you need to achieve this.

Solutions for your double chin

Fat Dissolving Injections

WHO IS SUITABLE FOR THIS TREATMENT?

Despite our efforts to remain fit and healthy, sometimes those smaller areas of fat just remain a problem.

Our solutions are suitable for both men and women over the age of 18. The fat dissolving injections are suitable for men and women who have noticeable bulging and fullness under their chins. If you have moderate to severe submental fat in this area and the look of it bothers you AND you want it permanently gone – then this treatment is a great option for you.

Fat Dissolving Injections

$ 1100
  • Price for 1 treatment area
  • We recommend a course of 2 – 4 treatments
  • Each treatment is conducted 6 - 8 weeks apart
  • Results can be noticed after the second treatment
  • All treatments performed by our experienced Dr

This is a product that will permanently remove fat from the submental (double chin) area. It is an injectable solution delivered by a series of small injections just under the skin. The solution helps to dissolve fat cells which are then eliminated by the body naturally. When injected into the small area of the chin, the result is a more contoured neck profile and jawline.

The injected solution is composed of a substance called Deoxycholic Acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Once injected, it helps break down the fat cells in that area. Injections are performed over 2 – 3 treatments until your outcome is achieved. Once this is reached, there is no need to undergo any further injections. The final result is a sculpted chin and a noticeable reduction in the “double chin “area.

Our clinic is only offering fat dissolving injections into the double chin area at present.

Deoxycholic acid is the only TGA approved injectable drug used to reduce the appearance of submental fat within Australia. This treatment has been proven to be safe and effective in over 20 clinical trials, involving 2600 patients.

It is a minimally invasive procedure performed by our experienced medical doctors to minimise any potential risks. As with any procedure, there are some risks. Some of the risks include nerve damage, leading to difficulty swallowing and a lop-sided smile. The damage is temporary in most cases. The risks will be discussed with you in detail during your consultation.

This treatment involves a series of fine needle injections into the double chin area. It is a well tolerated procedure but to ensure your comfort our staff will apply a numbing cream to the area beforehand to minimise any discomfort during the treatment. The injections itself may only sting for a few seconds. An internal or stinging sensation is commonly experienced within minutes of the treatment. This usually eases off within 1 hour. The area may be tender for several days as the treatment begins to work. Most people can return to regular activity after the procedure.

Allow approximately 75 minutes for your appointment.

After your consultation, we will prepare your treatment plan, and discuss this with you. When thinking about your treatment date, we recommend you consider your social or work calendar when booking in the treatment. It is recommended that you allow approximately 7 days to recover before attending an important social or work-related event.
When you arrive for your treatment, we will begin with applying a numbing cream to the treatment areas for 30 minutes.

Once you are comfortably lying on the treatment bed, we will clean and then outline the treatment areas. The treatment will involve a series of fine needle injections under the skin into the fat layer. You may feel a mild sting which will last a few seconds. After the treated area is completed, the area is cleaned again and a post treatment balm is applied for your comfort. We will apply an ice pack to the area for your comfort and ask you to rest comfortably for the next 15-20 minutes before leaving. After this time, you can comfortably resume your regular routine.

Some common symptoms after the treatment may include mild skin redness, slight bruising, or mild swelling. These are common and will subside within 48 hours. The numbing cream will wear off after 2-3 hours.

If you have any concerns after your treatment, contact our practice and speak to our doctors.

Deoxycholic injections is a very effective treatment to break down the submental fat long term, and in some cases, permanently. However, the duration of effect may vary from person to person depending on your body weight changes.

All our treatment plans are developed to suit your individual needs. As a general guide, we recommend 2 to 4 treatments to achieve your ideal results. Each treatment is conducted 6 to 8 weeks apart.
We will review your skin at each treatment and monitor your progress. The number of treatments required and outcome may vary from person to person.

Yes, there is a $70.00 consultation fee which is used as a credit if you choose to proceed with the treatment.
All your appointments begin with a private consultation with our doctors. We book you in for a 45 minute consultation. During this time, you can discuss any concerns you may have in a relaxed space and we will aim to answer them. We will discuss a treatment plan for you and provide a quote. If you decide to proceed with the treatment, some treatments may be able to be conducted on the same day (depending on availability) but others may require an appointment to be made for the next convenient time.

After the treatment, it is common to experience minor discomfort, redness or swelling in the local area. There may be some local stinging or burning sensation felt during the injections. This is the body’s natural reaction to the breaking-down of fat cells and processing them.

As part of your post care procedure, we monitor you in the clinic for 15 minutes to observe for any signs of swelling, pain or discomfort. During this time, we can apply a cold pack to the treated area for your comfort. In most cases the majority of swelling and discomfort will ease after 1-2 days. A post treatment balm will also be applied to the treated area to help soothe redness, heat, bruising and prevent skin infections.

Whilst there is minimal down time with the deoxycholic acid injection and you can usually resume your everyday activities, after any medical procedure, self-care is very important.

We recommend the following post procedure care:
Generally, it is important to keep the area of skin clean, try to avoid heavy creams and makeup while the skin is healing. You may apply cold packs & take oral antihistamines to reduce any swelling.
Some more specific instructions include:

  • Avoid exercise for 48 hours.
  • We recommend applying a post procedure balm to the area twice a day for 5 days after the treatment.
  • Do not consume alcohol in the first 24 hours to avoid thinning the blood.
  • Do not use AHAs, BHAs, Retinol, or Vitamin C for 24 hours after the procedure
  • Do not rub or massage the treated areas for 24 hours.
  • No facials for 2 weeks following the treatment.
  • Avoid laser treatments, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels for 2 weeks following the procedure
  • Paracetamol is recommended for any discomfort.
  • Other pain relief options will be discussed with your doctor at the time of your treatment.

Some less common side effects include lumps called nodules, and firmness of the skin. Some rarely reported side effects include difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), skin ulceration, temporary nerve injury-which may cause an uneven smile, and temporary or permanent beard hair loss.

The following signs can indicate an infection or skin necrosis. This requires prompt treatment. Please contact True Edge Medical immediately if you experience:

  • Increasing redness
  • Worsening or severe pain
  • Weeping and ulcer formation
  • Blisters or pustules near the treatment area

Morpheus8 Treatments

What is Morpheus8?

This innovative, exciting and very effective treatment for the double chin area involves the use of fractional radiofrequency (RF) with microneedling.

The Morpheus8 device is the latest generation of RF microneedling to deliver heat through precision microneedles. Morpheus 8 stands out as a top treatment on the RF Microneedling market due to its efficacy and long lasting effects.

Morpheus8 for the treatment of a double chin is suitable for almost anyone with this condition. At True Edge Medical will assess your individual situation and tailor a treatment plan required for you and explain the steps in detail.

Morpheurs8 Pricing

$ 500
  • For each Double Chin Treatment
  • 3 treatments to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • All treatments performed by our experienced Dr
Morpheus8 delivers this RF energy to the skin through a series of tiny gold plated pins .The pins are designed to cause fractionated entry points to allow heat generated in precise spacing and depths in the skin. The RF heats and coagulates the subcutaneous fat and over time stimulates collagen and elastin to help tighten the skin.
At True Edge Medical, we can perform Morpheus8 for the double chin area, full face, neck area, underarms, and larger areas including upper arms, abdomen, and buttocks
Morpheus8 is a safe treatment used globally by many medical specialists and health professionals with minimal side effects and downtime. Any risks associated with Morpheus8 treatments will be fully discussed with you at your treatment consultation.
RF Microneedling is a very well tolerated procedure. The treatment involves the use of tiny needles but to ensure your comfort our staff will apply a numbing cream to the area beforehand to minimise any discomfort during the treatment. After the treatment you may feel warmth and tightness in the skin and a sensation like a light sunburn. Mild redness is common but this usually settles in 1-2 days. A few days post treatment there may also be some light peeling and flaky skin. The downtime is minimal and you can return to work the next day, and resume regular activities after 2 days.

Allow approximately 75 minutes for your appointment.

After your consultation, once a treatment plan is prepared and you are happy to proceed with your treatment, we will apply a numbing cream to the treatment area for 30 minutes.

Once you are comfortably lying on the treatment bed, we will clean the treatment area. The treatment will involve a series of stamping with fine needles with a warm heat. Most people report the numbing cream is effective to dull the needle prickling. After the area is treated, it is cleaned again and a post treatment balm is applied for your comfort. You can comfortably resume your regular routine.

Some common symptoms after the treatment may include mild skin redness, slight bruising, or mild swelling. These are common and will subside within 48 hours.

The numbing cream will wear off after 2-3 hours. If you have any concerns after your treatment, contact our practice and speak to our doctors.

We recommend a course of 3 Morpheus8 treatments to achieve your ideal results. Each treatment is conducted 3-4 weeks apart. Most patients notice a decrease in their double chin in about two to three weeks. Full results occur around 3 months.

We will review your skin at each treatment and monitor your progress. The number of treatments required and outcome may vary from person to person.

Yes, there is a $70.00 consultation fee which is used as a credit if you choose to proceed with the treatment.

Whilst there is minimal down time with the Morpheus8 treatment, after any medical procedure, self-care is very important.

  • You can apply a post treatment balm for 5 days to minimise redness and discomfort.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure
  • Cool packs may be applied to the areas that were treated will help reduce any minor swelling and redness faster.
  • Avoid heat inducing activities for 24-48 hours post treatment (e.g. avoid hot baths, massage, scratching the area).
  • Avoid perfumed creams/ moisturisers/deodorants for 24-48 hours post treatment.
  • Antihistamine can be used to aid itchy skin during the healing phase.
  • Avoid touching the underarms post Morpheus8 until micro wounds have closed and any inflammation has subsided.
  • Micro wounds will develop as part of the normal healing process. People often report the skin may have a sandpaper sensation during this healing phase.
  • Do not pick or pull at the micro wounds, keep the skin hydrated to assist healing.

MiniFX & Forma

WHO IS SUITABLE FOR THIS TREATMENT?

Welcome to the innovative technology of the MiniFx and Forma devices. These devices are used at True Edge Medical to help target the smaller areas of subcutaneous fat around the body as part of our Face and Body contouring options.

The double chin is a perfect example of an area where this technology can be effectively applied. By combining the MiniFX and Forma during the same treatment, the results are achieved quicker and the number of treatments are reduced.

MiniFX & Forma Combination Pricing

$ 700
  • Price for 1 treatment of double chin area
  • VIP members receive an extra 5% off

The MiniFX device is a non – surgical alternative to liposuction. This popular, safe, non – invasive, body contouring and shaping treatment is a solution for anyone who wants to target smaller areas of the body with fatty tissue. This powerful hand-piece can help to permanently break down superficial fat cells and tighten skin in small problematic areas. This results in more defined characteristics and a younger, more toned appearance.

The Forma device helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, surface irregularities and skin laxity. It uses radio-frequency (RF) technology to provide optimal skin contraction in the deep layers of your skin. This comfortable treatment will help stimulate the formation of new collagen and improve skin elasticity resulting in a refreshed and renewed look. Make an appointment with us to discuss if this is the perfect solution for your needs.

  • Safe, non invasive, non-surgical option to liposuction
  • Targets smaller fatty problematic areas (like double chin)
  • Popular lunchtime procedure
  • Minimal to no pain or discomfort,
  • Comfortable treatments
  • None to very little downtime
  • Permanent superficial fat reduction
  • Smoother, tighter skin
  • Improving the appearance of your skin
  • Safe for both men and women with any skin type
  • Gradual onset of results allows you to be discreet about treatments
  • Safer alternative to surgery
  • No general anaesthesia or incisional scars

MiniFx is also indicated for

  • The relief of minor muscle aches
  • Relief of muscle spasms
  • Temporary improvement of local blood circulation in the appearance of cellulite

MiniFx and Forma is suitable for all men and women with any skin type who are seeking a non-invasive and a natural looking approach to improving skin tone and texture irregularities with no downtime and those experiencing small pockets of superficial fat, loose, sagging skin and small areas of cellulite.

Important considerations. MiniFx is NOT suitable for anyone with:

  • An Active electrical implant/device in any area of the body (such as a pacemaker or internal defibrillator)
  • Superficial metal or other implants in the treatment area
  • Current or history of skin cancer, or current condition of any other type of cancer, or pre-malignant moles
  • History of any kind of cancer*
  • Severe concurrent conditions, such as cardiac disorders
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Impaired immune system due to immunosuppressive diseases such as AIDS and HIV, or use of immunosuppressive medications
  • History of diseases stimulated by heat, such as Herpes Simplex in the treatment area, may be treated only following a prophylactic regimen.
  • Poorly controlled endocrine disorders, such as Diabetes
  • Any active condition in the treatment area, such as sores, psoriasis, eczema, and rash
  • History of skin disorders, keloids, abnormal wound healing, as well as very dry skin and fragile skin
  • History of bleeding , or use of anticoagulants except for low-dose aspirin
  • Use of medications, herbs, food suppressants, and vitamins known to alter healing within the last 2 weeks or Accutane (Isotretinoin) within the last 6 months*.
  • Facial laser resurfacing and deep chemical peeling within the last 3 months or before complete healing

If you have any questions or concerns about if this treatment is suitable for you, ring our practice and make an appointment to discuss your options with one of our experienced doctors.

*Conditions may be treated at the discretion of the medical doctor. In such a case, a small area may be treated and assessed a few days later to determine if you will tolerate the treatment without developing adverse effects.

MiniFx is a clinically proven, non-invasive treatment that delivers radio-frequency energy (RF), improving blood circulation and dispersing heat to the deep tissue to small areas of the body. MiniFX’s effectiveness has 3 modes of action. These include a High Voltage Pulse (HVP) for permanent destruction of superficial fat cells, BiPolar Radio-Frequency (RF) provides precise and optimal heating of the skin to help tighten the skin and a vacuum suction which allows the HV and RF to reach the deeper layers of tissue.

Negative pressure is used to attach skin to the RF electrodes to create uniform heating over the skin and superficial fat and a High Voltage Pulse (HVP) emitted to permanently destroy fat cells and tighten skin.

Forma’s innovative technology uses radio-frequency (RF) energy to target deep layers of the skin, with no area being under or over treated. This ensures maximum and consistent results. It is the only auto-adjusting thermal skin treatment for collagen remodelling and skin tightening for the face, and smaller areas of the body.

RF energy is used to stimulate the formation of new collagen and improve skin elasticity for long-lasting improvement. This handheld device effectively heats the skin depth up to 5mm, resulting in clinically proven 14% skin tightening and stimulates 35% collagen and elastin remodelling. In addition, Forma has the exclusive capacity for prolonged exposure at therapeutic temperatures, which can be reached quickly and uniformly.

After a course of treatments people have reported that their skin feels smoother and appears more defined, with improvements in skin tone, texture, and irregularities (such as wrinkles).

MiniFX is specifically designed to treat those smaller, hard to reach areas and in particular is highly effective for the double chin (submental fat) to give a well contoured face with sharper features.

MiniFx can also be used to treat the following smaller areas:

  • Mid to lower face (to enhance the jaw line)
  • Neck
  • Upper arms
  • Bra puff
  • Above the knee areas

Forma can be used on both the face and body. Commonly treated areas on the face include:

  • Forehead
  • Crows feet area
  • Upper eyelids
  • Lower eyelids
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lower face area (jowls)
  • Smile lines, and
  • Neck area

On the body, popular treatments consist of the

  • Arms (bat wings)
  • Abdomen, and
  • Any other areas that may need skin tightening

Both the MiniFX and Forma devices are very safe and complications are very rare. The MiniFX and Forma device measures skin temperatures precisely and maintains optimal fat burning heat while eliminating the risk of a thermal injury or burning. The Patented RF technology utilises A.C.E thermal control and HVP that selectively, safely and permanently destroys fat cells with little to no downtime and pain. The A.C.E. (Acquire, Control and Extend) technology ensures the heat delivered to the skin’s subdermal layers are not under, or over-treated, thereby maximising consistent outcomes and not resulting in any burns.This state-of-the-art technology ensures your safety.

Most people find the MiniFx and FORMA comfortable and report very little discomfort during these treatments. During the MiniFx treatment you will experience a gentle pulling sensation as the vacuum and radio-frequency work to smooth out the unwanted stubborn pockets of fat, and a quick burst of energy sensation. There is no need for any topical anaesthetic creams.

The Forma is essentially a painless procedure with no downtime due to its precise technology and deep-layer targeting of the skin. Slight redness in the treatment area is common after the procedure, which subsides within a few hours. During your treatment you can expect a warming of your skin from the RF, with many people reporting the sensation is similar to a warm, relaxing, facial RF massage.

At True Edge Medical, all treatments are individually managed and we aim to provide great outcomes whilst maintaining your comfort.

Allow up to 75 minutes for your appointment.

Once your treatment plan is prepared and you are happy to proceed with your treatment, with your consent, we will record some baseline measurements for your records to monitor your progress and mark out the areas to be treated.

When you are comfortably lying on the treatment bed, our experienced staff ensure your skin is clean and dry before commencing. During your treatment, you can expect the hand piece to be placed over the treatment areas repeatedly for the designated treatment period. You will feel the mild suction from the handpiece along with warm heat (this is the RF) and a quick burst of energy (this is the HVP). As the handpiece continues to move over the treated area, you will feel an ongoing sensation of warmth in the area.

Once the MiniFx treatment is completed, your Forma treatment will commence. Our experienced staff will apply a conductive gel onto the treatment area. Using the Forma handpiece, our experienced staff will glide the handpiece over the treatment area continuously for the duration of the treatment. You will notice a constant warm sensation, this is the RF technology working. Afterwards the conductive gel is wiped away, the skin is cleaned and you can comfortably resume your regular routine.

After the treatment, instructions will be given for post care and including any recommended products to use at home.

After your consultation, our doctors will provide an individual treatment plan customised to your needs. The number of treatments that you may need will depend on your aesthetic goal.
To achieve the best outcome for patients it is recommended 3 treatments of this combination be completed, followed by maintenance treatments. The treatments are performed once every one to two weeks.

Gradual improvements in the treatment area can be seen following the first few treatments. Maintenance sessions performed once every 3 to 4 months are recommended to help maintain your results.

We will review your skin at each treatment and monitor your progress. The number of treatments required and outcome may vary from person to person.

Yes, there is a $70.00 consultation fee which is used as a credit if you choose to proceed with the treatment.
  • We recommend you come with clean skin without creams, makeup or oils
  • If you are on any anticoagulants, please notify our doctors before your treatment..

There is no recovery period or downtime associated with MniFX and FORMA. It is a quick and painless treatment that can be done over your lunchtime, allowing you to return to your normal activities.

We recommend:

  • Avoid hot showers, steam rooms, saunas, jacuzzis’ and direct sunlight on the treated areas for 48 hours.
  • Avoid high impact exercises for 48 hours.
  • Avoid scrubbing and scratching the treated area.
  • Moisturise the skin.

Some common side effects of MiniFx:

  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Mild Tenderness

It is common to notice skin redness and warmth in the treated area afterwards. This should subside after a few hours. If you have any concerns with your treatment, contact our practice and speak to our doctors.