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Shh! Anti-agers no one but you need know about: I’ve lost weight but am still plagued by a double chin

  • Anonymous reader has asked for help to get rid of a double chin
  • Inge says they can get fat-dissolving injections 
  • Injections are marketed under brand names Belkyra and Aqualyx 

Q I have a double chin that won’t shift, even though I’ve lost quite a bit of weight recently. Can any treatments get rid of it?

A A New generation of fat-dissolving injections have a good safety record when in (very) experienced doctors’ hands. But make sure they are deoxycholic acid-based (or sodium deoxycholate-based) options, which are marketed under the brand names Belkyra and Aqualyx (aqualyx.co.uk). Anything else can cause serious complications.

Dr Sophie Shotter (drsophieshotter.com) uses Belkyra as the basis for her Facial Slim & Sculpt procedure (£900 per session).

Over two to six sessions (depending on personal needs), spaced six to eight weeks apart, droplets of the acid are injected in a grid pattern in the submental fat (the layer of fat that forms below your chin) to emulsify it. This is followed by the slimming Meder Beauty Lipo-Oval Mask, which drains excess fluid in the face.

An anonymous reader asked how to get rid of a double chin that will not shift even though they have lost weight recently. Pictured: A stock image of a double chin 

Inge says that the brands are marketed under the brand names Belkyra and Aqualyx. Pictured is a stock image of someone who has lost weight

Inge says that the brands are marketed under the brand names Belkyra and Aqualyx. Pictured is a stock image of someone who has lost weight 

You are given four more masks to use at home between treatments, and can buy these again online (£61 for a five-pack, mederbeauty.com).

The jabs will cause swelling for up to two weeks, along with numbness, itching and moderate pain.

Inge, pictured, says you can expect a 25 per cent reduction in fat after the first treatment, with full results after four months

Inge, pictured, says you can expect a 25 per cent reduction in fat after the first treatment, with full results after four months 

You can expect a 25 per cent reduction in fat after the first treatment, with full, permanent results (the fat cells are destroyed) after four months.

  •  Email your questions to Inge van Lotringen, the author of Great Skin, at [email protected]