If you’re one of the millions of people who look in the mirror dissatisfied with their profile because of submental fat or “double chin”, your choices have expanded from having to live with it or undergoing surgery. There is an innovative treatment, called Kybella, that addresses this stubborn area of excess fat. Reach out to the experts at the InjectAbility Clinic in Torrance, CA to discuss the amazing results clients are seeing with this remarkable treatment.
What Causes a Double Chin?
There are a few factors that can contribute to excess submental fat. There is a genetic component, and it’s thought that if your family has a history with this condition, the likelihood you will develop excess fat is greater. Weight gain is another factor. Once the weight is gained under your chin, it may become resistant to diet and exercise. So while the rest of your body may respond, this area may not.
Another factor leading to a double chin is posture. With so many people bent over smartphones and devices, the increase in submental fat is on the rise. Luckily, surgery is no longer the only option to eliminate this stubborn issue.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA approved injectable to target moderate to severe excess fat under the chin. It is made up of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule your body creates to help break down and absorb fat. Once injected into the treatment area, the substance gradually destroys the fat cells that are eventually metabolized and absorbed by the body.
Once these fat cells are destroyed, they’re gone for good. The profile and contour of your face will be restored to that of your youth or created into one you’ve always wished for.
What to Expect
Because this treatment is minimally invasive, there is no real preparation. Before your session, you may be asked to pause taking blood-thinning supplements or over-the-counter medications like naproxen, aspirin, and ibuprofen just to minimize the likelihood of bruising. During the session, your skincare expert will apply a topical numbing agent to ensure your comfort during treatment. A series of small injections will be made under your chin.
Results will gradually improve as Kybella goes to work destroying the submental fat. As your body absorbs those fat cells, your jawline and profile will take the shape you and your provider discussed.
While some clients are happy with their results after just one to two sessions, some may opt for up to six treatments to achieve the maximum results they’re looking for. Treatments will be scheduled about six weeks apart so your provider can monitor the progression of your newly forming profile and make adjustments to maximize your results.
Just like liposuction, your results are permanent. Even if you gain weight back overall, the amount of fat in that area will be less, proportionally, than the rest of your body because the cells under your chin have been permanently reduced. While Kybella isn’t formulated to reduce sagging skin, there may be the residual benefit of some skin tightening as the body produces more collagen to heal the invisible marks of the needles.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Most healthy adults with no active infections on or around the treatment site respond well to treatment. Only you and your provider can determine if this is the right option for you. During a consultation, your aesthetic professional will examine your areas of concern, talk about your comprehensive health history and discuss your desired results.
Many people who have worked hard eating well and following a routine of exercise to tone the rest of their body may still struggle with this area of excess fat. If you want a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment with effects that rival a more invasive procedure, Kybella could be the answer.
This treatment is designed to target excess fat under the chin and is not appropriate for other areas of the face and body or designed to help obese patients lose weight. A more contoured and youthful profile is the common result of a course of sessions, and results vary from patient to patient.
Once you’ve addressed your profile, discuss other treatments to refresh your overall appearance. The boost a contoured jawline can give you may encourage you to address other areas of concern, so you look and feel even more youthful and vibrant.
Talk candidly with your provider about all areas of concern. Together, you can partner to create a treatment plan to help you look and feel your best. If you’re struggling with minor skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, uneven tone and texture or a tired and aged complexion, your specialist can help. Ask about:
- Chemical peels
- Laser treatments
- Dermal fillers
- Other injectables
Call for a Consultation
Finding the provider that will create a customized plan for you and your concerns is the most important step to a new and more youthful-looking you. Reach out to the beauty and skincare specialists at InjectAbility Clinic in Torrance, CA to discuss how their expertise can help you reach all your aesthetic goals. Loving your reflection, no matter your age is something everyone should experience; and it’s just a call away.