03 Dec Don’t Let Just Anyone Give You Kybella Injections
Kybella is a minimally invasive procedure that gets rid of double chin fat for good. Only a qualified professional, like those at Spectrum Dermatology, should provide Kybella injections—not an aesthetician. With Kybella, once this fat is dissolved it cannot be restored. Kybella is a permanent solution, and it’s critical that you only have the exact right amount of fat dissolved for an optimal profile. Too much or too little and you’re not going to get the results you deserve.
A double chin can happen to anyone. Genetics play a big role in the development of submental fat, so even people who are otherwise very slender can have a double chin. Kybella has been approved by the FDA to treat this specific trouble area and uses deoxycholic acid to slowly dissolve unwanted fat specifically in the double chin area. This process involves a series of injections spaced at least once week apart. Multiple sessions are required for everyone because a medical professional must be conservative with injections in order to achieve optimal results. These results are not immediate, but rather appear in the days following the injections as the fat cells respond to the acid.
What to Expect with Kybella
Even if you’re a healthy weight, you can look older and heavier if you have a double chin. Everyone wants a strong jawline, and it can be the ultimate finish for a good-looking profile. You typically can’t get rid of a double chin with diet and exercise alone. Since everyone is born with a unique number of fat cells and distribution, some people simply have more fat below the chin than others. Double chins become more prominent as we get older or after having weight fluctuations.
Kybella is delivered as a “stamp” of multiple needles directly below the chin. It requires no downtime, no incisions, and no anesthesia. Using a synthetic version of the deoxycholic acid that’s already present in your body, it breaks down targeted fat and then the body absorbs and expels these cell remnants. This acid is vegan and manmade without the use of human or animal products. You’ll see a noticeable reduction right away, but full results require a little patience.
Prepping for Kybella
Like any injection, it’s common to experience some redness and minor swelling or bruising after a Kybella treatment. You may feel numb in the area. However, these side effects are temporary and very easy to hide due to their location. Clients feel comfortable immediately getting back to their daily tasks. Most people with a double chin will benefit from Kybella, even if you do want to lose some overall weight.
If you’ve had recent surgery or cosmetic treatments to the face or neck area, you may need to wait before undergoing Kybella treatments. It’s important to be upfront with your dermatology team about past treatments so that a safe and effective plan can be devised for you. Those with trouble swallowing and certain bleeding conditions, or those who are pregnant, are not good candidates for Kybella.
The Kybella Difference
Before Kybella, the only way to get rid of double chin fat for good was with liposuction. Even though liposuction is a relatively minor surgery compared to other plastic surgeries, it’s still surgery. It requires anesthesia and an incision, albeit a small one. The recovery from liposuction can also require downtime and patients often have to endure some swelling, bruising, and pain at the incision site. Kybella allows you to achieve the same effects as liposuction with none of the risks. Like liposuction, results are permanent. Fat cells can never come back after they’ve been removed or dissolved. However, nearby fat cells can grow in size. If you gain weight in the future, it’s possible for fat cells near the chin to “spread” and create what looks like another double chin. Maintaining a healthy weight will help to maintain your results.
There’s no perfect age for Kybella. Some young adults have a prominent double chin, and it’s also safe for many who are well into their golden years. Schedule your consultation or appointment for Kybella by calling Spectrum Dermatology at 480-948-8400.