When it comes to chin fat, you can guarantee that a high percentage of the population would like to improve their side profile by getting rid of their unsightly extra skin, or ‘double chin.’ Last year the FDA approved Kybella, which is a nonsurgical injectable treatment that will dissolve the fat that sits under your chin. With your face and chin being the first thing people see, you can retain your self-confidence with this procedure. If you are bothered and embarrassed about your looks, due to your double chin, then Kybella could be right for you.
Its active ingredient is synthetic deoxycholic acid, with the real deoxycholic being a natural molecule within your body that helps to break down dietary fat. By injecting the into the fat that sits below your chin, the synthetic substance will destroy the fat cells. Once these fat cells have been destroyed, they can no longer accumulate or store fat, and they are flushed from the body. This results in a noticeable reduction of your double chin. Once you have reached the look you wish for, no further treatment will be required.
The treatment involves multiple small injections under your chin, with the process taken between 15 to 20 minutes. The amount of injections will vary from patient to patient, depending on how many cells need to be destroyed. The injected area will sting for ten minutes, though ice is applied to assist with the discomfort while taking painkillers will help with the swelling. Patients will generally need multiple treatments of two to four sessions, to get the best results, so it may take around three to four months to see the final new you.
AtENHANCE Aesthetic Arts, your consultant will sit down and discuss your options with you, ensuring that your expectations are met. Since we all have different chin profiles, the number of sessions will vary. By examining the amount and distribution of your submental fat, we can determine how many injections will be required. It is best to keep the treatment at least one month apart, while you should not receive more than six treatments.
After your treatment there will be swelling, numbness and bruising under your chin, so it is recommended that you do not decide to get married the following week after treatment. Make sure there are no major events coming up on your calendar before you start treatment. There are possible side effects, with some patients having trouble swallowing, or experiencing nerve injury. Both side effects are usually gone within one month. You also need to make sure that at your consultation you mention if you have, or plan to have surgery on your neck, chin, and face; if you have had cosmetic treatment on the same area, or have medical conditions in the neck area. You should also make your consultant aware if you are planning to get pregnant, or are pregnant.
If you feel that Kybella treatment will leave you with a plenty of self-confidence, as your double chin is no longer present, then make sure you arrange a chat with our specialists to discuss your options.