You can do everything in your power to keep your youthful appearance, but some things just creep up on you. Whether genetic or simply a sign of getting older, a double chin or excess chin fat can make an otherwise young-looking person age before their time. In fact, many people report that chin (submental) fat is more troublesome to them than wrinkles or lines on their face.
This particular problem can be especially frustrating because although weight gain may be the cause of chin fat, it may also be a genetic condition you can do little to prevent. Kybella gives individuals the freedom to combat this problem non-surgically and easily, in some cases gaining dramatic results that roll back the clock.
How Kybella Works
The active ingredient in Kybella is a synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in your body. This molecule assists your system to both breakdown and absorb dietary fat. When the synthetic molecule is injected into the fat beneath the chin, the fat cells are destroyed, resulting in a noticeable slimming and reduction of the fat under the chin. Multiple treatments may be necessary to get to your aesthetic goals. However, once fat cells are destroyed, fat can no longer accumulate in them. This means that once you reach your desired result, additional or subsequent treatments are not necessary.
Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable for removing fat under the chin. While it is not approved for areas other than the submental region, it may be used off label to dissolve fat in other areas of the body.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
If you maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine but are still bothered by stubborn submental fat, Kybella may be the right treatment for you.
Dr. Walters and her team will first examine the area under your chin and discuss your aesthetic goals before beginning treatment. The injection procedure is non-surgical and consists of applying multiple small injections under your chin. This will take approximately 20 minutes per session. Remember, multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve the results you desire.
Kybella treatments are known to be safe, low-risk and to cause minimal discomfort. However, you may experience some minor swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin after treatment. Be sure to discuss all possible side effects with Dr. Walters and call us immediately if you experience anything of concern to you.
For Best Results – After Kybella Treatment
Sometimes the best results can be achieved with combination treatments that work together for extraordinary results. After Kybella treatments, many patients choose to undergo thread lift, which pull and lift the skin, fighting gravity and aging. This combination of non-surgical treatments provides long-lasting, beautiful results for our clients. Read more about Aire MedSpa’s thread treatments here.
If you are ready to quickly and effortlessly regain your youthful profile without surgery, call Dr. Walters and the Aire MedSpa team today. We are happy to discuss your options, including the use of Kybella for your perfect look.