Are you interested in creating a slimmer profile without undergoing an invasive procedure such as liposuction? You can diminish your double chin with the help of Kybella injections.
In a recent survey done by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 67% of those surveyed said they were bothered by fat beneath their chin. Known in the medical world as “submental fullness,” this common condition can impact your self-esteem and make your face seem fuller than it actually is.
No matter how thin you are, you are battling with genetics and aging in the fight against submental fullness. For some, no matter how much they exercise or diet, the condition does not improve.
Like Liposuction, Without the Downtime
Kybella works by injecting a synthetic version of an acid found in stomach bile. This acid effectively penetrates the membranes of fat cells, such as those found under your chin. Once injected, these acids go to work dissolving and destroying fat cells, making it impossible for them to continue storing fat.
During your appointment, you can expect to receive several, small injections under your chin over the course of 20 minutes. Expect to have between 2 to 4 treatments, typically 6 weeks apart, for optimal results.
While Kybella doesn’t offer the immediate results of liposuction– it takes time for the fat cells to break down– you are gaining the benefits of minimal downtime, no incisions, no anesthesia, and no risk of surgical complications. While some degree of swelling and tenderness are expected side effects, Kybella is considered a safer alternative to traditional surgical procedures.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Kybella is most appropriate for adults in good health who are unhappy with the way that the area between their chin and neck appears. The only way to know for sure if Kybella injections are a safe option is to discuss them with a board certified dermatologist, like those at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Institute.
Visit our appointments page to set up a time to learn more about options available to beautify your skin and improve your appearance.