Ditch That Double Chin!
Do you have some extra fullness beneath your chin? Maybe it’s something you’ve had your whole life, something that developed over the years, or something you noticed recently. This is a condition called submental fullness, which some people refer to as “double chin.”
What is Kybella?
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
What should I expect during treatment?
A consultation is required for this procedure in order to make sure that you are a candidate for this type of treatment. Kybella treatment is a fairly simple procedure with little to no downtime. During your visit, a topical numbing gel will be applied to the area to be injected. After the area has numbed, a provider will make multiple small injections under your chin. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat present in the area and how defined you would like your profile to be. More than one session will be necessary to achieve desired results.
Is there any downtime?
After the procedure, you will likely have some swelling, redness, and/or numbness in the area treated. An ice pack can be used to reduce swelling and Tylenol can be taken in order to minimize any discomfort. You may be excited to see your results right away, but your body needs time to process the fat cleared from the treatment area after each visit. Results will appear subtly and more dramatic with each treatment.