Do you see a soft profile when you look in the mirror? Are you bothered by having a double chin? Also known as submental fat, a double chin is difficult to escape. No matter how you diet and exercise, your double chin may not go away. If you are looking for a solution, there is an excellent, effective treatment called Kybella. There are different ways to try and get rid of a double chin. One way is liposuction surgery. You may choose to have liposuction or surgery that removes submental fat through a tube called a cannula.
Then, after a lengthy recovery period and possible sore throat, you will no longer have a double chin. But, unfortunately, after liposuction, your double chin could come back. Wouldn’t you rather have a gentle treatment that is non-invasive, quick, and gives you permanent results? Kybella is that treatment. Kybella works by injection using a medication that is a synthetic form of an acid found in the digestive tract.
You are a great candidate for Kybella if you are:
Self-conscious and unhappy about the fat under your chin?
Do you feel like the fat under your chin causes you to look older and heavier than you are?
You don’t want surgery. Even with diet and exercise, the fat under your chin does not disappear.
What Causes Double Chins?
Several factors lead to double chins. One is sagging skin, which happens when less collagen and elastin are produced as you age, making the skin unable to hold its shape. Often, gravity steps in and can lead to skin sagging on the neck and underneath the chin. Genetics will also give you a tendency toward a double chin, as will diet and weight.
What is Kybella?
Kybella contains a synthetic deoxycholic acid that naturally occurs in the body’s digestive tract. Deoxycholic acid breaks down and absorbs dietary fat. However, the deoxycholic acid in the body is not area-specific. Therefore, it may never get to your double chin, plus the acid is not plentiful. Kybella gives you that added component to destroy fat cells under your chin. In the 1980s, researchers wanted to find fat-dissolving chemicals for cosmetic treatments. The off-label use of PC/DA or a combination of phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholic acid was used for bodybuilding and helping rid athletes of excess fat.
In 2015, research was successful, and Kybella became the first FDA-approved under the chin fat reducer. As a result, Kybella swiftly became a viable alternative to invasive treatments like liposuction or other facial surgeries.
Kybella proved to have many benefits, like:
- A defined jawline
- Permanent fat cell destruction
- Fast procedure
- Help clients look younger
- Improved self-confidence
To treat the fat below your chin, you may need anywhere from two treatments to as many as six. Treatments should be given at least a month apart. The procedure is minimally invasive, and there is little downtime. It’s okay to go about your daily activities after the treatment, but let your provider know if you have any side effects like redness or unusual swelling. You can use ice and avoid exercise until the side effects diminish.
It may take as long as six weeks to see the final results after your treatments. It takes time because the cells are being destroyed and need to be eliminated from your body through the lymphatic and body disposal system. If you need more treatments, you will need to be understanding and expect a longer wait time to see results. The results of Kybella treatments are permanent because fat cells are destroyed. Once destroyed, they do not return. However, maintain a good diet and exercise plan since the remaining fat cells can expand. If you gain weight, you will find yourself experiencing fat retention.
Is Kybella Right for Me?
In studies, subjects who did not respond to Kyella well averaged about 30% out of 980 test subjects. Also, if you have extremely lax skin, you may not get the tightening treatment needed with Kybella to see an improved neck contour. You also need to be aware that necklines can be naturally sloped, and this may limit any improvement with Kybella.
Contact Bella Medspa in Clarksville, TN, to find out more about the benefits of Kybella. They will let you know if you are a good candidate for this treatment. You can reach Bella Medspa at https://bellamedspa.com or give them a call at 931-245-0500.