Is extra fullness around your chin making you look older than you really are? Are you self-conscious about the way your profile looks? Fortunately, there is a solution. Kybella, a treatment offered at Aire Medspa in Sarasota, FL, can get rid of fat cells beneath the chin and restore the contours of your lower face. Best of all, treatments are convenient and non-surgical.
How Soon Do You See Results From Kybella?
Results from this treatment usually develop gradually. Most patients see improvement within four to six weeks of treatment, and it’s not uncommon for an individual to need as many as six appointments to completely address the issue. The reason results appear gradually is that the injections contain synthetic deoxycholic acid, a substance found in the body that breaks down dietary fat.
It can take a little time for the synthetic deoxycholic acid to break down fat beneath the chin. But the good news is that once those fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good. Kybella is a permanent solution that gives patients a smooth, sculpted chin.
What Happens During Treatment?
Treatments begin with the application of a numbing cream in the under-chin area, and we’ll then perform several injections. Most patients are in and out of our office in about 30 minutes, and you’ll be able to get back to your normal routine immediately. We ask only that you avoid rigorous exercise and refrain from manipulating the injection sites for a few days after treatment.
Is This Injectable Treatment Safe?
How Frequently Should I Schedule My Appointments?
Regardless of how many treatments you’re expecting to undergo, it’s a good idea to schedule your appointments at least one month apart.
Can I Do Anything on My Own to Get Rid of Fullness Beneath My Chin?
The fullness that develops beneath the chin, which is sometimes referred to as submental fullness, can be frustrating because it doesn’t always respond to diet and exercise. Submental fullness sometimes develops as part of the aging process. Diet and poor posture, which can lead to a softening of the chin muscles, can also contribute to submental fullness. And for some patients, fullness around the chin is an inherited condition.
Eating a healthful diet, getting regular exercise, and being diligent about your skincare routine and the quality of the skin products you’re using can all help keep your lower face in good condition. But It’s hard to completely get rid of chin fullness on your own. That’s why so many patients are turning to the proven results offered by this treatment.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
You’ve Got Healthy Skin
When you come in for treatment, the skin beneath your skin should be in good shape. If the area is infected or inflamed, we may need to postpone treatment.
Your Overall Health Is Good
It’s also helpful if patients are in good general health and are not breastfeeding or pregnant. Be sure to let us know if you have undergone facial surgery in the past or if you are planning to schedule such a procedure in the future.
You’re Bothered by the Look of Your Chin
Some patients aren’t bothered at all by extra fullness in the chin area, but for other individuals, the condition takes a significant toll on their self-confidence. If you are deeply embarrassed and bothered by your chin, Kybella can help put those cosmetic worries behind you.
You’re Struggling With Submental Fullness, Not Loose Skin
Occasionally patients come to us because they’re concerned about a full chin, but the problem is really loose skin. This injectable treatment is effective at eradicating fat cells, but it won’t help if excess skin is the culprit. After meeting with you and evaluating your condition, we’ll be able to make a proper diagnosis and determine if this treatment can give you the results you’re hoping for.
You Can Be Patient About Results
This treatment offers amazing results, but you’ll have to be patient. The best candidates for treatment understand that it takes time for synthetic deoxycholic acid to do the work of breaking down fat cells. This treatment is worth the wait, though. Once your submental fullness is gone, your chin will appear narrower and your face will have a more natural oval shape. Many patients find that they look more youthful.
What Advantages Does This Treatment Offer?
Facelifts and liposuction can also be used to address submental fullness, but not every patient wants to undergo such an invasive treatment. One of the many advantages of Kybella is that it can be performed in the comfort of our office during a short appointment that doesn’t involve anesthesia. That means there won’t be any downtime. In fact, you can even schedule these appointments during your lunch hour.
A Proven, Targeted Treatment
Non-invasive body contouring treatments are also sometimes used to get rid of fat cells beneath the chin. But the advantage Kybella offers over body contouring treatments is that it is designed specifically to destroy fat cells in the sensitive and highly contoured chin area.
Chances are you’ve been frustrated by submental fullness for a long time. You’ve probably figured out how to avoid profile shots and learned how to use scarves to hide as much of your chin as possible. Wouldn’t it be nice to finally stop camouflaging yourself and feel comfortable in your own skin? By getting rid of submental fullness once and for all, Kybella can help you accomplish that.
A Smoother, More Youthful Appearance
Even though the amount of fat that can accumulate beneath the chin is quite small, it can have a significant impact on your appearance. Once the submental fullness is gone, patients are often surprised to find that they look slimmer, refreshed, and have a more refined and chiseled chin. This treatment can help you turn back the clock and feel great about yourself.
Because of the sensitivity of the under-chin area, many patients worry about experiencing discomfort during their treatments. But because a topical anesthetic is applied at the start of the appointment, most patients experience very little discomfort. You may feel a warming sensation as the injections are performed, but you won’t be in any pain.
Will This Treatment Work on the Cheeks?
This treatment has not been cleared by the FDA for use on the cheeks. If the cheeks are your primary area of concern, we can recommend another treatment that will better serve you.
Can This Be Performed in Conjunction With Other Cosmetic Services?
For many of our patients, submental fullness treatments are just one component of an overall aesthetic program. Our practice also offers dermal fillers and botulinum toxin injections, both of which are popular with our Kybella patients.
Can This Treatment Be Performed on Men?
Yes. Submental fullness is a concern for many male patients as well as female patients, and this treatment works effectively on patients of both genders.
What Is the Best Age to Undergo This Treatment?
This treatment can be performed on any adult at least 18 years of age or older as long as submental fullness, and not drooping, sagging skin in the chin and neck area, is the primary concern.
Does This Work on All Skin Types?
Yes, this injectable treatment is highly effective on all skin types and tones.
Is This Treatment Covered by Insurance?
Because this treatment is usually performed for cosmetic reasons, medical insurance does not usually cover it. Our practice offers financing options.
How Can I Get Started?
Getting started with this easy, non-invasive treatment is easy. All you need to do is call our practice and schedule a time for us to evaluate your condition and talk with you about what you’re hoping to accomplish. After this initial appointment, we’ll make a recommendation about how many appointments you’ll need, and you’ll be able to schedule your first treatment.
Take the First Step Toward a New You Today
Are you tired of hiding your chin and avoiding the camera? Are you ready to finally slim down and contour your chin? This highly effective treatment offers initial results within a few weeks, and it’s just a phone call away. What are you waiting for? Call Aire Medspa in Sarasota, FL and schedule your Kybella consultation today!