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Aging and weight gain can leave some people with unsightly fat under the chin that creates the appearance of a double chin. This submental fat can cause a person to be insecure, especially when it comes to taking photos or making public appearances. Many find this excess chin fat is unresponsive to diet and exercise and think their only option is surgery.
However, an individual can steer away from surgery and attain their goals by taking advantage of Kybella. This prescription medicine is injected below the chin to break down and absorb dietary fat. Because Kybella is a minimally invasive treatment for moderate to severe under-chin fat, it has become quite popular since its approval and introduction in early 2015.
Kybella Injections: How They Work
Kybella is the first injectable treatment that has been approved by the FDA to treat fat deposits under the chin, in the submental area. Most patients will require two to four sessions, depending on the size of the area and amount of fat. During each visit, we first cleanse your chin and neck area. A topical anesthetic can be applied if you desire. Then we make a series of very small injections of Kybella below your chin.
- FDA Approved
- Non-Surgical, Medical Spa Treatment
- Little to No Downtime
- Gradual, Subtle Results
- Injectable Treatment
- Permanent Fat Elimination
- Less Than 30 Minute Appointments
- Minimal Discomfort
- Ideal for both moderate and severe cases of submental fullness below the chin
When Will I Be Able To See Results, And How Long Do They Last?
Typically, most people see visible improvements in the submental region after two to four sessions. The sessions are typically scheduled four to six weeks apart. You may be scheduled for as many as six sessions to help you reduce fat in the chin area.
Once the desired aesthetic outcome from Kybella treatment has been achieved, the need for Kybella re-treatment is not expected, as Kybella causes the lasting destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Side effects include bruising, induration, redness and numbness that can last for up to 4 weeks, and trouble swallowing. An uncommon side effect is temporary damage to the marginal mandibular nerve, causing an asymmetric smile that will resolve in days or weeks.
What Happens After My Treatment?
Most patients are able to return to work and social activities right after a treatment, and their normal exercise routines can go on uninterrupted.
How Do I Know If Kybella Is Right for Me?
If you have been struggling to rid yourself of excess chin fat, Kybella may be right for you. Both men and women are both affected by this condition which can be influenced by aging, genetics, and/or weight gain.
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For more information on about reducing the appearance of a double chin, contact us today at (480) 867-1727.