11 Feb Kybella Removes Double Chins with No Surgery: Say Goodbye to Liposuction
Anyone can develop a double chin, and you don’t need to be overweight to struggle with this common problem. Spectrum Dermatology offers Kybella to eliminate double chins in weeks. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that uses injections of deoxycholic acid (DA) to dissolve unwanted fat in the submental area. The injections are not like getting Botox or a lip filler, but rather more of a stamp that has several tiny needles that evenly inject the DA. If you thought liposuction was the only option for getting rid of a double chin and you understandably want to avoid the risks and costs of surgery, Kybella might be for you.
Unlike other fat-reduction options that are non-surgical, Kybella is exclusively used to treat double chins. It is also the only treatment that uses DA, a natural fat-dissolver that is already naturally synthesized in our bodies. Kybella can be used on adult men or women. Patients will need multiple injections, and there’s a good reason for this. Once fat is removed with Kybella, it cannot regenerate. These fat cells are not shrunk (which is the case with diet and exercise), they are truly dissolved. However, everyone’s body reacts differently to DA. This means that a reputable injector will take a conservative approach, assessing the results after each appointment. If you were to take an approach that was too aggressive and removed too much fat, the result would be just as unpleasing as the double chin. A certain amount of fat, especially in the face, is necessary for aesthetics and a youthful appearance. Kybella is about achieving a balance.
What to Expect with Kybella
Many people have become increasingly interested in Kybella thanks to all those Zoom calls. As we spend hours each day feeling forced to stare at our face, we’ve become more attuned to our problem areas. Double chins are very common and become more so with age. There’s a genetic component to a double chin, and some people are simply more prone to them than others. Having a “weak chin” also has a propensity to make a double chin more noticeable.
On average, most people need 2 – 3 Kybella treatments about one month apart to achieve their desired results. Downtime is minimal. Similar to other injectables, there might be some minor redness and swelling, but there is no bandaging or need to take time off work after the procedure. The good news is that any swelling or redness is typically well hidden below the chin (and below a mask). Kybella patients feel comfortable immediately getting back to their daily tasks after the quick treatment. In total, Kybella treatments require about 30 minutes. At Spectrum Dermatology, we are fully reopened and promising to abide by all guidelines set forth by the CDC and local agencies.
Increase Self-Esteem with Kybella
Of course you will have a smoother, sleeker, and more youthful profile after your Kybella injections, but don’t overlook the other benefits. Confidence breeds higher self-esteem and a better quality of life. Your mental health can also be positively impacted after Kybella. On average, Kybella removes about 25 percent of fat in the double chin area with each session. This is a good amount, and you will start to see some progress just 1 – 2 weeks after your first injection. Bear in mind that results aren’t immediate. The DA requires some time to do its job and dissolve unwanted fat. Once the fat cells are dissolved, the body then naturally absorbs and expels the debris.
The results of Kybella are permanent, but it is important to keep in mind how fat distribution works. The fat cells that are removed can never be regenerated, but an increase in weight can cause surrounding fat cells to grow and spread to the chin area. Additionally, a double chin isn’t always caused by excess fat. Sometimes it is skin laxity, which will require a separate skin tightening treatment. In some cases, it is a combination of excess fat and skin laxity.
You can learn what the cause of your double chin is and options for treatment, including Kybella, during a complimentary consultation. Connect with Spectrum Dermatology today to schedule yours by using our online booking system.