24 Mar Get Rid of Your Double Chin with Kybella
Most people are familiar with CoolSculpting, the body contouring treatment that freezes away fat—but did you know that you can also melt away your double chin with Kybella? The revolutionary, non-surgical injections are available at Spectrum Dermatology. Kybella is designed exclusively to treat the double chin using a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid (an acid that occurs naturally in the body). The double chin area is relatively small, which means every treatment takes no more than 20 minutes.
Kybella was approved by the FDA in 2015 and has quickly become a popular alternative to invasive and expensive procedures like liposuction. It costs just a fraction of cosmetic surgery to treat the double chin and boasts no incisions, no scars, and no downtime. According to a clinical trial, 82.4 percent of Kybella patients say they had “significantly improved satisfaction” with their appearance following the treatment.
How Kybella Melts Away Chin Fat
Kybella requires a series of treatments, although the exact number of treatments you’ll need will depend on the amount of fat to treat and how readily your body responds to Kybella. A person can receive up to six Kybella treatments. Ideal candidates are adults with moderate to severe unwanted fat beneath the chin. Keep in mind that you don’t have to be overweight to have a double chin, although a double chin can make someone look much heavier and older than they are. A double chin is often genetic, and can occur even in very slender and young people.
However, there are some patients who aren’t an ideal fit for Kybella, including those who are pregnant, have certain medical conditions, or who have trouble swallowing. Your candidacy will be fully addressed during a consultation where you can also get answers to your unique questions and concerns. If you do think you’re a good fit for Kybella, you’re in good company. A 2015 survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) discovered that an incredible 67 percent of people are worried about their double chin.
What to Expect with Kybella
Since Kybella is a non-surgical procedure, little preparation is needed. Once you’ve qualified as a good candidate, you can schedule the first of your treatment sessions. Deoxycholic acid works so well to permanently remove submental fat (the double chin) because it’s a type of bile acid that your body already makes specifically to absorb fat. The Kybella version of this acid is synthetic, and once it’s injected it immediately gets to work destroying the fat cells in the chin area. Once those fat cells are destroyed, the body naturally absorbs and expels them in the days and weeks following the injections. Once this fat is removed from the body, it’s gone for good.
It’s extremely important to let only a highly experienced expert in Kybella injections perform this treatment. Deoxycholic acid is very good at killing fat as well as other cells, and you want to make sure your results will be flawless. Immediately before your procedure, your provider will mark the sites for injection and apply a numbing agent to help with any discomfort. During a single Kybella treatment, anywhere from 20 – 50 individual injections, on average, are administered under the chin.
After Kybella Injections
Kybella is non-surgical, but there are some very mild side effects to be aware of. Some minor swelling, redness, bruising, or numbness can temporarily occur after the injections. However, the majority of patients feel good enough after their treatment to return to their daily activities. Any lingering side effects fully resolve within two weeks of the injections being placed. Clinical studies have found that you start to see visible results in 2 – 4 treatments, although six treatments were necessary in 59 percent of client cases.
Once optimal results have been achieved, you should never need Kybella treatments again or liposuction in this area. Remember that this targeted fat is permanently removed, and that there’s no longer fat cells in the submental area capable of storing unwanted fat. However, there’s a difference between unwanted fat below the chin and sagging, excess skin. Some patients benefit from a combination of Kybella and skin-tightening treatments, such as a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing.
Kybella can restore your confidence, make you look younger and slimmer, and finally give you the results you deserve. Find out more about Kybella or schedule your consultation with Spectrum Dermatology today by calling (480) 948-8400.