OK, Many Injections, but Still
Removing fat from most areas of the body involves either costly surgery or liposuction, but fatty double chins can now be eliminated merely through a series of noninvasive, in-office injections. The procedure uses a form of deoxycholic acid, a molecule that the body uses naturally to burst and destroy fat cells, which is introduced in clusters of 0.2 c.c. injections under the chin. Each treatment can be completed in as little as five minutes, and the pinpricks heal in two or three days with no need of bandaging. The desired chin reduction usually takes no more than six months of once-weekly injections. Side effects are limited to swelling, bruising and temporary numbness. Dermatologists now using the procedure claim excellent results.