When you look in the mirror or at pictures of yourself, it can be difficult to feel confident about your appearance if your eye is drawn to a double chin. A double chin can add years to your overall appearance, but you don’t have to make peace with unwanted submental fat. At aFresh® Med Spa Glenview, IL we know that Kybella is an innovative injectable treatment that can eliminate your double chin for good.
A double chin is a pocket of fat beneath the chin, also known as submental fat. In general, double chins are usually caused by weight gain or genetics. However, if you’ve lost weight and you still have a double chin, then you may need some help eliminating submental fat. Learn everything you need to know about the nation’s leading double chin treatment before you schedule your first appointment.
How Long Does Kybella Last?
The results of Kybella are meant to last for several years or even permanently. The results of this treatment are much more effective than other methods to reduce an unwanted double chin. The key to this injectable treatment can be found in the special formula that targets and destroys fat cells so you can enjoy long-lasting results.
Deoxycholic acid is an acid found naturally in the body. This acid is produced in the body and used by your metabolism to break fat down to use as energy. However, natural deoxycholic acid is used randomly in the body, so there is no guarantee that diet and exercise will be able to eliminate unwanted fat in any given area of the body, especially the stubborn pocket of fat beneath the chin.
How Does This Treatment Work?
Kybella is an injectable treatment that works by delivering a series of injections to the area beneath the chin. Each of the injections will introduce synthetic deoxycholic acid into the body, which will then attach itself to fat cells to start destroying these cells. Once the formula has destroyed unwanted fat cells, your body’s natural waste elimination will filter dead fat cells out of your body, and the appearance of a double chin will shrink or disappear.
Where Does the Fat Go?
The fat that comes into contact with this deoxycholic acid injectable is essentially destroyed and removed through basic metabolic processes. In other words, the fat cells simply leave your body when they can no longer be used.
The fact that this injectable treatment destroys fat cells is the main reason why this treatment can produce permanent results. While other cells in your body, such as skin cells, are capable of regeneration, fat cells are different. Everyone is born with a predetermined number of fat cells, so when those cells are destroyed, they will never come back.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
The process for this treatment is gradual and will improve over time as your body eliminates destroyed fat cells. Most people will need at least two to three appointments based on the amount of submental fullness they have and their desired aesthetic goals. Your treatment appointments will be spaced one to three months apart based on your provider’s recommendation.
How Soon Will You See Results?
Most people will start to see the results of this treatment after about 12 weeks or at least two treatments. While the deoxycholic acid in the formula will immediately start to destroy and break down unwanted fat cells, it will take several weeks for your body to noticeably eliminate these cells from the treatment area. Your results will continue to improve over the next six months.
Will This Treatment Leave Loose Skin?
No, this injectable treatment will not leave loose skin. While this treatment does not tighten the skin, it does reduce unwanted fat at a gradual pace that allows your skin to maintain elasticity. Unlike rapid weight loss or other treatments that remove fat at one time, the gradual nature of this treatment will allow your skin to maintain a tight shape as fat cells disappear.
Is There a Best Age for This Treatment?
In general, the best candidates for this treatment are people who are in their 20s, 30s, or 40s. While you can still use this treatment later in life, you may need to combine the injectable with a skin tightening treatment to get the results you want. But overall, as long as you are healthy and committed to a healthy lifestyle, you are considered a good candidate for this treatment.
Kybella vs Other Double Chin Reductions
Of course, while this injectable treatment is currently one of the most effective methods to eliminate a double chin, other treatments can be used on the neck area to reduce unwanted fat. For the most part, fat reduction treatments for the neck and chin all accomplish the same goal. The most common alternatives to this treatment include:
CoolSculpting uses advanced technology to literally freeze away unwanted fat. Fat cells are exceptionally vulnerable to extreme heat and cold, so when fat cells are rapidly cooled, they become damaged and are then eliminated by the body. CoolSculpting is known for its use on the abdominal area, but it can also be used on the neck to reduce the appearance of a double chin.
Liposuction is the most classic treatment to eliminate unwanted fat on the entire body. While commonly used on the middle section of the body, liposuction has been successfully used to eliminate unwanted fat beneath the chin and on the neck for decades. However, liposuction is a surgical procedure and may not be right for your health or your aesthetic goals.
Why Is This Injectable Better?
The treatment that is best for the elimination of your unwanted double chin will depend on the severity of your condition, your age, and your health. Most people are good candidates for this treatment, but why should you consider this treatment over other options? For one thing, Kybella is an ideal option for people with moderate submental fat. For another, it produces more reliable long-lasting results than other fat reduction techniques.
Can You Use This Injectable With Other Aesthetic Treatments?
Yes, this injectable is highly compatible with many other aesthetic treatments. In fact, depending on your aesthetic goals, you may want to include this injectable in your treatment plan. For example, it’s common to use this injectable to reduce a double chin and then use dermal fillers to smooth the appearance of wrinkles on the face. We will be happy to help you build a treatment plan that will meet each of your aesthetic goals.
What Are the Benefits of This Injectable?
This injectable treatment is widely popular for a variety of reasons. One of the most prominent benefits of this treatment is the long-lasting results. This treatment can effectively eliminate the appearance of a double chin permanently, which means you won’t ever have to worry about the fat beneath your chin returning. Some of the benefits of this treatment include:
Minimally Invasive and Non-Surgical
This treatment is minimally invasive because it involves only the use of a small, thin needle to inject the deoxycholic acid directly into submental fat. The minimally invasive nature of this treatment means you will not need to worry about scarring or other noticeable side effects. The treatment is also comfortable and well-tolerated by most people – it’s really not very different from your annual flu shot.
This treatment is also non-surgical, which makes it an ideal choice for people who are not comfortable with surgery or who are not healthy enough to withstand general anesthesia. This non-surgical treatment can be completed within as little as 30 to 60 minutes, making it an excellent option for many patients.
No Downtime After Treatment
There is no downtime after this treatment. Although you will need to avoid alcohol, caffeine, and high salt or high sugar foods for at least 24 to 48 hours after your treatment, you won’t have many restrictions you need to follow. After your treatment, you can go home or return to work at your discretion. You will only need to avoid strenuous activity or exercise, direct sunlight, and hot water for at least one to two days after your treatment.
Depending on the advice of your provider, you may be instructed to wear a compression chin strap after your treatment to help contour the treatment area. We may also advise you to use hot or cold compresses to encourage injection healing. But compared to surgical treatments, this injectable treatment is much simpler to recover from.
Look Younger and Healthier
Eliminating an unwanted double chin will help you look younger and healthier. A double chin can easily add five to ten years to your appearance, or it can even make you appear unhealthy even if the rest of your body is fit. Getting rid of a double chin will refine and elevate your appearance so you can be confident every time you look in the mirror.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Although Kybella can be used by most patients, some people are better candidates than others. Candidates should not be pregnant or breastfeeding at the time of treatment, and should also not have a history of severe allergic reaction. If you have a sunburn, skin infection, or skin irritation at the time of your treatment, you will need to reschedule your appointment.
This treatment is ideal for those who have mild-to-moderate submental fat; if you have excess fat beneath the chin, you may need to explore different treatment options. Some other ways to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment include:
Exercise Doesn’t Help
If you’ve tried to get rid of your double chin with exercise and a strict diet but the double chin remains, then you may have an exercise-resistant double chin – and that means you are likely a perfect candidate for this treatment.
Skin in Good Condition
One important qualifying factor for this treatment is having skin that is in good condition. Essentially, this means that your skin is still elastic and strong. People who have severe skin laxity on the neck may not be eligible for this treatment.
Stable Healthy Weight
You should also be at a stable weight. Patients who are committed to maintaining a healthy weight make the best candidates for this treatment because it makes them less likely to develop a double chin in the future from any of the remaining fat cells that were not destroyed with this treatment.
Feel More Confident With Kybella Injections Today
You deserve to feel confident about every aspect of your appearance. If a double chin is weighing your confidence down, it may be time to find a cosmetic solution. Please contact aFresh® Med Spa Glenview, IL to schedule your consultation today.