One of the most flattering things of a person’s profile is having a chiseled, defined chin. If you have excess fat under your chin or a double chin, then you may feel a bit self-conscious about your profile and overall appearance. But, unless you want to undergo surgery, you may think that you are stuck with your double chin. One thing that you may not realize is that you have another option to choose from including an injection called KYBELLA. Give us a call at 888-461-9947 today to learn more or to schedule a one-on-one consultation with the experienced Dr. Russell Babbitt!
Who Is A Good Candidate For KYBELLA Injections?
Whether or not KYBELLA is right for you depends on what’s going on under your chin. If your double chin is due to accumulated fat that is weighing down the skin, then KYBELLA is perfect to go after that fat and slim your profile.
However, if your double chin is not due to fat but is more a case of sagging, loose skin, then KYBELLA won’t help you. For these patients, a neck lift or lower facelift would be a better option, as those surgeries focus on removing excess sagging skin and tightening the area.
How Does KYBELLA Work?
KYBELLA is a simple idea. It is basically deoxycholic acid. As mentioned above, in the body, deoxycholic acid helps break down dietary fat from the foods we eat. You can see where this is going. Deoxycholic acid doesn’t differentiate between fat that you eat or fat that has accumulated under your chin. When KYBELLA is injected into the fat beneath your chin, it breaks down the fat cells, just as it does with ingested fat. Once these fat cells are destroyed, not only does your profile return to a much slimmer, tighter appearance, but the ability to store future fat in the area is diminished because the fat cells are gone. This means that your double chin is gone for good, as long as you don’t put on a bunch of weight down the road.
How Many People Have Been Treated With KYBELLA?
KYBELLA has been the central focus in over 20 clinical studies in which more than 1600 people were treated.
How Long Does It Take To See Results From KYBELLA?
Results are not immediate, as the deoxycholic acid needs to get to work breaking down the fat in the injected areas. Typically, there is some initial swelling; this is especially true after the first couple of injection sessions. Swelling is also greater the more fat the patient has under his or her chin. Swelling will usually run its course in from two days to two weeks. Then you’ll notice your profile continuing to tighten as more and more fat cells are broken down and removed by your body’s lymphatic system.
How Many Kybella® Treatments Will I Need?
There are very few side effects associated with dermal filler injections when treatment is provided by a trained, licensed professional. On rare occasions, fillers have led to significant swelling or other complications. This is not because of the product but because of performance. We cannot stress enough how important it is to choose your dermal filler provider carefully.
The most common side effects that occur after injectable treatments are minor swelling and redness. Some people notice subtle bruising. Each of these effects typically fades within a few hours.
Will I Have Scarring From KYBELLA Injections?
KYBELLA doesn’t create any incisions. There are no scars.
How Long Will My Results From KYBELLA Last?
KYBELLA gets rid of fat under your chin permanently. Once that fat is gone, there is limited ability to store fat in the area in the future. There is no need for maintenance treatments. Your skin can still sag somewhat with additional aging, but your new profile will remain much tighter for the long haul.
Is KYBELLA Expensive?
The cost of KYBELLA varies from provider to provider but if you want to save money on the overall cost of KYBELLA then enroll in the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program which will allow you to earn points on each treatment and redeem them for savings on future treatments.