Men and women both tend to notice pockets of submental fat forming below the chin as they age. Until now, there was little that could be done about a “double chin” aside from expensive treatments such as liposuction. The introduction of Kybella® changes all that, allowing people who are experiencing a double chin to virtually erase it.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is an FDA-approved form of deoxycholic acid designed specifically to tackle the problem of submental fullness. Deoxycholic acid is a molecule naturally found in the body that assists it with breaking down and absorbing dietary fat. Excess fat underneath the chin due to aging or weight gain can effectively be eliminated with Kybella®.
What Happens During a Kybella® Session?
During a treatment session, Dr. McRae will inject Kybella® into multiple areas of your chin, and then the medication goes to work breaking down fat molecules in that area. Once they are broken down, they are then absorbed naturally into the body.
Around two vials of Kybella® are used during each treatment session. Most patients achieve the ideal results within two to four sessions, but more severe conditions could require up to six sessions. There should be no more than one month between treatments.
Patients who choose Kybella® to treat submental fullness can enjoy these benefits:
- Short treatment times often as little as ten minutes per session
- Permanent results, as fat cells that are destroyed during treatment, cannot rebuild themselves
- Safe and effective, producing only mild side effects such as light swelling or bruising
- Costs less than other more invasive procedures
- No downtime or recovery period required
- Provides better contours to the face and a more uplifted, youthful appearance
- Does not result in permanent scarring as is the case with many surgical procedures
Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella®?
The good news is that nearly anyone can benefit from Kybella® Even if your double chin is the result of weight gain, you may not necessarily eliminate it by losing weight. Kybella® is, therefore, an excellent option for anyone who would like to get rid of a double chin without having to undergo a facelift, neck lift, or other extensive surgery.
Although Kybella® is generally safe, women who are pregnant should not undergo treatment until after delivery. It is unknown whether or not the ingredients in Kybella® can be passed through breast milk, so mothers who are nursing should avoid it as well. Please let Dr. McRae know if you are taking any medications so she can check for possible interactions.
Kybella® is a revolutionary new method of combating that dreaded double chin. If you are bothered by pockets of fat underneath your chin, please make an appointment with Dr. McRae today to discuss Kybella®.