There’s a reason a broadly used nickname is used to describe excess fat beneath the chin. A “double chin” makes plenty of people desire a sleeker profile. If you’re one of them, you may want to consider Kybella®, a minimally invasive body contouring treatment that does away with unwanted fat in the chin region for good.
To learn more about double chin or start Kybella treatment, schedule a consultation at NewSkin Laser Center.
How Kybella works
During your Kybella treatment, prescription medication is injected into the fat below your chin. The active ingredient in the medication is synthetic deoxycholic acid, a molecule that occurs naturally in the body and allows for the absorption and breakdown of dietary fat. Once injected, Kybella destroys fat cells.
Who Kybella works for
Kybella is designed for most anyone over age 18 who has submental fullness, the technical term for the buildup of fat under the chin. Some people develop a double chin in childhood because of genetics. For others, the excess fat gathers over time due to weight gain or age. Regardless of the cause, Kybella can help as long as you don’t have a medical condition, such as an infection, in the treatment area.
What Kybella treatment is like
Unlike surgery, which often requires a hospital stay and downtime, Kybella is a quick and generally well-tolerated procedure. Before your treatment, your provider uses a marker to indicate the injection sites. If you’re concerned about pain, they can apply an ice pack or a topical numbing solution to minimize any discomfort. The treatment itself involves somewhere between 20 and 50 tiny injections. After your session, you can get on with your day.
Once injected, Kybella gradually works to destroy fat cells in the treatment area. Results appear gradually over the 2-4 weeks following the procedure. One benefit of this is how natural the results appear. You won’t look as though you suddenly “had work done.” Instead, your chin gradually moves toward a slimmer aesthetic. If you’re satisfied with your initial results, there’s no need to schedule additional sessions. That said, clinical studies have shown that nearly 60 percent of patients opt for six sessions for maximum benefits.
Once fat cells are destroyed, they never return. In other words, Kybella results are permanent. To make the most of them, maintain healthy lifestyle habits, such as eating a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, and aiming for sufficient nightly sleep.
If you have questions about Kybella, call us at NewSkin Laser Center today or book your appointment online. We’re ready and willing to assist.