If you’ve dreamed of having a defined, sleek jawline instead of the noticeable double chin that makes you feel so self-conscious all of the time, there may be a solution for you. Kybella® is an injectable treatment that targets fat beneath the chin and essentially melts it away.
The condition of having a double chin is known in medical circles as submental fullness. Prior to the introduction of Kybella®, the only way to get rid of fatty deposits beneath the chin was through surgical measures, such as liposuction. Many women are hesitant to undergo such invasive measures for aesthetic reasons. If this sounds like you, you’re in luck because Kybella® is the first FDA-approved non-invasive treatment for the reduction of submental fullness.
Kybella® contains a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, which is a substance that exists in the human body with the purpose of assisting in fat absorption. Kybella® is injected into the surface of the skin and targets the fat cells residing within the mid-layer of skin. It basically liquefies the fat, which is then gradually metabolized naturally by the body for removal.
What to Expect
You can anticipate your treatment session to take no longer than 30 minutes. You will likely need between two and four sessions in order to achieve your optimal results, though it is possible to have more sessions.
One of the great things about Kybella® is that minimal downtime is involved. A patient need not worry about taking days off of work for a lengthy recovery. This makes the treatment extremely convenient for people with busy schedules.
In clinical trials, approximately 80% of participants noted some reduction in their amount of total chin fat. These results were noted in two trials among more than 1,000 participants. Some patients report experiencing an added benefit of skin tightening, though this is not true for everyone. You can expect significant decrease in submental fullness with results lasting for several years.
Get All the Facts During a Consultation
If you have been searching for a solution to your annoying double chin issue, you may very well be in luck. A consultation with our team at Dermatology Consultants of South Florida can let you know if Kybella® is right for you. For your convenience, we have locations in Sunrise and Coral Springs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more about how this innovative treatment can help you!