Many people have excess fat under their chin. Commonly called a double chin, it is not considered attractive, and many people opt for cosmetic surgery to remove the fat and tighten the under-chin area. Today, there is a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment that is injected into the fat under the skin around the chin that destroys the fat cells and stops new fat from collecting. The new treatment is a non-invasive alternative to surgery called Kybella™.
How Kybella™ Works
Even when you work hard to lose weight, sometimes it’s impossible to reduce a double chin. Kybella™ targets the fat cells around the chin and neck area without harming the surrounding tissue.
The treatment consists of a series of tiny injections into the chin area. A few days after the treatment, the fat cells begin to rupture and are gradually absorbed by your body. You’ll see results after a few weeks, and your double chin should be eliminated.
Once the fat cells are broken down, they are no longer capable of storing fat, and the treatment does not need to be repeated in the future.
It may require multiple treatment sessions. Patients can go back to their normal activities immediately. The aim is to enhance chin definition and shape for a more youthful appearance.
Is Kybella™ Safe?
The active ingredient is deoxycholic acid. This acid naturally occurs inside the body and efficiently absorbs and eliminates fat. It has been tested in clinical trials and is FDA approved. The main benefits of Kybella™ are:
• No anesthesia is required
• There is no downtime after the treatment
• The treatment is quick
Am I a Candidate?
Women and men both suffer from a double chin. This is an especially good treatment for those who don’t have the time to undergo a cosmetic treatment with a long recovery period.
People who have had Kybella™ treatments and achieved their personal aesthetic goals have expressed that they are more self-confident and are no longer self-conscious of their profile.
If you have excess fat under your chin but are not ready for cosmetic surgery, Kybella™ may be the treatment of choice. At Dermatology Associates, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality skin care. Contact us today for a consultation. We will review your goals and create a treatment plan to help you reach them. There is no one-size-fits-all cosmetic procedure.