New Year, New You: Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin
As we age, our skin may begin to lose fullness in some areas and gain fullness in others such as around the chin. There are many treatments available to rejuvenate the skin on the face. However, the submental fat, also referred to as the “double chin” often goes untreated. Fortunately, Kybella® is a cosmetic solution available to people wanting to eliminate their “double chin” without undergoing surgery. Ring in the New Year with a new you! Say goodbye to your double chin for good!
What is Kybella® and How Does It Work?
Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that works on contouring and enhancing the appearance of the double chin. The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally-occurring molecule in your body that helps break down and absorb fat. When injected into your chin, Kybella® destroys the fat cells which your body will metabolize over the following weeks. Once destructed, these cells are no longer able to accumulate and store fat.
Because every person’s profile is different, the number of treatments may vary. On average, 2-4 treatments one month apart are recommended. After you achieve your desired look, you will not require additional treatments. Most patients report a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, resulting in an improved jawline and chin profile.
What Should You Expect?
Before your Kybella® treatment, make sure to discuss all your medical conditions, medications you are taking, or any previous surgeries with your physician. Before starting treatment, our healthcare specialist will examine the area under and around your chin and will tailor your treatment based upon the amount of chin fat and your aesthetic goals.
At each treatment, our Kybella® trained healthcare specialists will administer multiple small injections under your skin. The number of injections you will need will depend on the amount of fat present and your desired profile.
After the Kybella® treatment, you may experience some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Most patients report minimal downtime with sides effects typically subsiding in one to two weeks.
Are You Ready for a New You?
Contact us at Mira Vista Surgical Dermatology to learn more about the minimally invasive Kybella® treatment and if it is right for you. We are here to answer all your questions and to provide you with quality services. Start off the New Year with the look you always desired!