Do you eat well and exercise, but still seem to have excess fat under your chin? Also known as submental fullness, this fat can be due to weight gain, genetics, or aging. Sometimes, no matter how much you diet, the condition will not go away. Thankfully, there is a non-surgical solution called Kybella® that can eliminate these fat cells for good!
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that eliminates fat cells under the chin for an improved profile. The active ingredient in this injectable treatment is synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a man-made version of the naturally occurring molecule in the body, which aids in the breakdown of dietary fat. When Kybella® is injected into the fat below the chin, it destroys fat cells, which can no longer return.
The Kybella® Treatment
Before your Kybella® treatment, your provider will examine the area under your chin to determine if this treatment is right for you. If so, a personalized treatment plan will be created to help make your aesthetic goals a reality.
To begin, the area under your chin will be cleansed and a topical numbing cream applied to ensure you are comfortable during treatment. Then, your provider will mark small dots on the treatment area to map out where the injections will take place. Multiple injections will be needed, which take about 15-20 minutes to complete.
Who is a Candidate?
Adults 18 years and older who are unhappy or embarrassed by fat under their chin and do not wish to undergo surgery can often benefit from Kybella®. However, you should not receive this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have had or plan on having surgery on your face or neck, or have bleeding problems. For more information regarding this treatment and if it is right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment.
Following your Kybella® treatment, you may experience some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. However, these effects will dissipate with time.
Because everyone has different treatment goals, the number of treatment sessions needed will vary from patient to patient. Each session should be given at least one month apart, and you should not undergo more than six treatments.
Are you ready to say goodbye to stubborn submental fat? If so, contact First State MedSpa today to schedule a Kybella® consultation. We will be happy to assist you in any way possible.