A double chin, known in the medical field as submental fat, is a cosmetic condition both men and women face. Whether the cause is genetics or simply age-related factors, it can truly be a problematic concern. A double chin can make you look older and heavier than you really are, and it can be impossible to reduce on your own.
Fortunately, there’s Kybella®, the first injectable drug approved by the FDA to reduce submental fat. If you have been hoping for a way to address this issue without the need for liposuction or other invasive means, we encourage you to learn more about Kybella® for double chin removal.
Kybella® has been officially on the market since April 2015. It’s made headlines as an innovative means of treating the problem of a double chin as a non-surgical treatment. This treatment is a convenient way to address chin flab without recovery time or incisions of any kind. Kybella® can help you to achieve a firmer chin with a more defined contour.
The active ingredient in this injectable is deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule that targets and destroys fat and occurs naturally within the human body.
What to Expect
First, you will need to arrange a consultation appointment to determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure, discuss your medical history, and receive an examination to assess your needs. On the day of treatment, one of our skilled providers will inject the product into the area to be treated. The procedure should take only about 30 minutes to complete, but you should expect to be in the office for 45 minutes to an hour to allow time to numb the area being treated.
To maintain the effects of Kybella®, you will require a series of treatments, usually three to four, given in one-month intervals. Once eradicated, the fat will not return. Candidates for the procedure are those over the age of 18 who are in overall good health and would like to reduce the amount of submental fat in the chin region. Side effects are rare and usually mild.
Are You a Good Candidate?
With locations in Norwood, Franklin, and Foxboro, Dermatology Associates proudly offers Kybella® as a safe and effective way for patients to remove their double chin. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more about what Kybella® can do for you.