Double chin is a common concern for many people, and it can be challenging to get rid of it through diet and exercise alone. Fortunately, there are now non-surgical treatments available that can help reduce unwanted fat in this area. One such treatment is Kybella, an FDA-approved injection that targets and destroys fat cells under the chin.
Let’s take a closer look at Kybella and explore its effectiveness as a double chin fat reduction treatment. We’ll discuss how Kybella works, what results you expect, and who makes a good candidate for this treatment. So, keep reading!
What is Kybella?
Kybella is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce submental fat (the area under your chin). It’s a non-surgical alternative to liposuction for removing this kind of fat. According to clinical trials, Kybella can be safe and effective in helping patients achieve their desired aesthetic goals by reducing their double chins.
Kybella destroys fat cells beneath your skin layer without damaging any other tissue around them. It means you can get rid of stubborn fat without undergoing invasive surgery. The results are permanent and long-lasting so you can enjoy a slimmer face with just one treatment!
How does Kybella work?
Kybella is made up of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps break down and absorb dietary fat. The fat cells’ cell membranes are destroyed by Kybella when injected into the submental (under-chin) fat, causing the cells to break and release their contents. The body then naturally processes and eliminates these fat cells over time.
Kybella is administered through a series of injections into the submental fat. Between 20 and 50 injections may be needed each treatment session, depending on the quantity of submental fat being treated. A topical anesthetic may be administered to the region to lessen pain during the surgery.
What are the expected results of Kybella treatment?
Kybella is an effective treatment for reducing submental fat and improving the appearance of a double chin. However, the results of Kybella treatment can vary from person to person and depend on factors such as the amount of submental fat being treated and the patient’s overall health.
It can take several weeks to see the full results of Kybella treatment. The body needs time to process and eliminate the destroyed fat cells. Most patients will see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of their double chin within two to four weeks of their first treatment session.
The amount of fat reduction expected with Kybella treatment also varies. Still, in clinical trials, patients saw an average decrease of about 20% to 25% in their submental fat after two to four treatment sessions. Some patients may see a more significant fat reduction, while others may see less. Having realistic expectations and discussing your desired results with your practitioner during your consultation is essential.
How many Kybella treatments do you need?
The specific number of Kybella treatment sessions needed for optimal results is usually between two and six, spaced six to eight weeks apart. However, the number of treatment sessions required can vary depending on the amount of submental fat treated and the desired results. During your consultation, your practitioner will be able to recommend a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals.
It’s also important to note that while Kybella can help reduce submental fat, it does not prevent new fat from forming in the future. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine is vital for keeping your results over time.
Are there any side effects?
The side effects of Kybella treatment are typically mild and temporary and may include redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. Some patients may also experience numbness, tingling, or a burning sensation in the treatment area. These side effects generally resolve within a few days to a week following treatment.
Who is a good candidate for Kybella?
Kybella can be an effective treatment for many people looking to reduce submental fat and improve the appearance of a double chin. However, only some are good candidates for this treatment. Here are some factors to consider when determining if Kybella is suitable for you:
- Age: Kybella is typically recommended for patients over the age of 18. Patients in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are often good candidates for Kybella, as they tend to have better skin elasticity and are more likely to see a significant fat reduction with this treatment.
- Overall health: Patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations for their treatment results. Kybella is not recommended for patients with certain medical conditions, such as bleeding disorders or difficulty swallowing.
- Typical patient characteristics: Good candidates for Kybella treatment are typically individuals with moderate to severe submental fat, which is not significantly overweight or obese. Kybella is not a weight loss treatment and is most effective for patients with a small to moderate amount of submental fat.
Kybella is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women or individuals with a history of nerve damage or facial surgery in the treatment area. It is also not recommended for patients with an infection in the treatment area or those allergic to deoxycholic acid.
If you are considering Kybella treatment, you must schedule a consultation at MD Beauty Spa. We can evaluate your needs and determine if this treatment is proper for you. We can also help you understand the expected results, potential side effects, and other considerations related to Kybella treatment.
Injections of Kybella can reduce double chin fat permanently.
Kybella is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction for removing double chin fat. Kybella is safe and effective in clinical trials, with permanent results. Injections of Kybella can reduce double chin fat permanently by destroying the fat cells under the skin, which then break down and are absorbed by the body.
If you are bothered by the appearance of a double chin but are not interested in more invasive procedures like liposuction or surgery, Kybella can be an excellent treatment option. The treatment is quick, relatively painless, and requires little to no downtime, making it a convenient option for many patients.
Please set up a consultation with us at MD Beauty Spa for your subsequent Kybella treatment!