If you’re wondering how to get rid of a double chin, you’ve come to the right place. Submental fullness – the clinical term for what you and I call a “double chin” – can be caused by anything from genetics to weight gain, and getting rid of this stubborn pocket of subcutaneous fat requires more than some gym time and occasionally swapping out the cheesecake in favor of an apple. In fact, it’s likely that working out and tweaking your eating plan won’t do much to change your double chin. What will make a difference? Kybella®
What is KYBELLA®?
In addition to being the only FDA-approved injectable intended for the treatment and contouring of submental fullness, KYBELLA® is also the only non-surgical option available to the millions of people yearning to wage war against their double chins. The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a substance your body already makes and uses to absorb and destroy dietary fat. The makers of KYBELLA® have harnessed the power of this naturally occurring phenomenon to bring a cutting-edge new technique to the world of aesthetics. Instead of breaking down fat from the food you eat, KYBELLA® directly targets the fat cells in your chin, destroying their ability to store or accumulate fat.
How KYBELLA® Works?
For many people, a double chin is more than just a minor aesthetic flaw, it’s an attribute they find stressful, and one that can’t be easily concealed using clothing or makeup. Until recently, treatment was limited to an invasive procedure such as liposuction, leaving scars that were often as noticeable as the original problem.
Now, thanks to KYBELLA®, patients who want a solution for unsightly chin fat can see rapid changes with just a handful of injections. Though the exact regimen depends on your unique needs and your doctor’s recommendation, treatment typically consists of a number of shots spread over a few sessions, each session spaced at least 5-6 weeks apart. The injections themselves are quick and relatively painless, with minimal side effects. The best part? Because the deoxycholic acid actually destroys fat cells, once the intended aesthetic result has been achieved, you have no need for periodic “touch-ups.”
Before and After KYBELLA®
As part of the FDA’s approval process, the agency looked at the outcomes of two U.S. trials. The results showed that more than 80 percent of participants who received Kybella® saw some improvements in the amount of fat in their chin area. As exciting as those trial results are, KYBELLA® before-and-after pictures are even more impressive. Not only does KYBELLA® help to reduce chin fat, it also contributes to a sleeker and more contoured appearance overall. You can practically see a corresponding boost in self-confidence.
If you’re interested in seeing how KYBELLA® can help you ditch your double chin, request a consultation online today, or call Michelle, Aesthetics Coordinator, at (309) 243-3875.