A double chin can be a source of frustration and insecurity for many people, regardless of their age or gender. While diet and exercise can help reduce excess body fat, targeting specific areas like the chin can be challenging. Fortunately, Kybella, an FDA-approved injectable treatment, offers a non-surgical solution to get rid of a double chin. Kybella’s active ingredient, synthetic deoxycholic acid, destroys fat cells under the chin, resulting in a more defined profile. But can Kybella permanently get rid of a double chin? In this article, we’ll examine how Kybella works, what to expect during treatment, and whether it offers long-lasting results. So, if you’re curious about Kybella and considering it as a treatment option, read on to learn more.
How Does Kybella Work?
Kybella’s active ingredient, synthetic deoxycholic acid, is a molecule that naturally occurs in the body and helps break down and absorb dietary fats. When injected into the submental fat (the fat under the chin), it destroys the fat cells, which the body absorbs and eliminates. This reduces fullness under the chin, leading to a more defined and contoured profile. One of the advantages of Kybella is that it targets only the fat cells under the chin, leaving the surrounding healthy tissue intact. Also, once the fat cells are destroyed, they cannot store or accumulate fat, making further treatments unnecessary once the desired aesthetic goal is achieved. Kybella treatment is typically administered in two to four sessions, each spaced four to six weeks apart. The number of sessions required depends on the amount of submental fat and the individual’s desired outcome. Kybella is a non-invasive treatment; each session typically lasts about 15 to 20 minutes. Kybella is an effective solution for reducing double chins, and the FDA has approved it for treating submental fat.
What to Expect During Kybella Treatment
Before beginning Kybella treatment, you will have a consultation with a qualified healthcare provider to discuss your medical history, any medications you are taking, and any concerns you may have. During the consultation, the healthcare provider will also evaluate the amount of submental fat and determine the number of Kybella sessions required. On the day of the treatment, the healthcare provider will clean the treatment area and may apply a topical anesthetic or ice to minimize any discomfort. The healthcare provider will then use a small needle to inject Kybella into the submental fat, targeting specific areas to achieve the desired result. After the treatment, you may experience some swelling, redness, or bruising in the treatment area. These side effects are temporary and usually resolve independently within a few days. You may also feel a mild tingling or burning sensation, which can be relieved using an ice pack or over-the-counter pain medication. It’s important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your healthcare provider, which may include avoiding strenuous physical activity and applying ice to the treatment area. You should also avoid touching or rubbing the treated area to prevent infection.
Does Kybella Provide Long-Lasting Results?
One of the main benefits of Kybella is that it permanently destroys fat cells under the chin. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they cannot store or accumulate fat, so further treatments are unnecessary once you achieve your desired result. However, it must note that Kybella does not prevent new fat cells from developing. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine can help prevent the development of new fat cells in the treatment area, ensuring that the results of Kybella treatment are long-lasting. It’s also important to remember that everyone’s body is different, and some individuals may require more or fewer treatments than others to achieve their desired results. Working with a qualified healthcare provider can help you get the most out of your Kybella treatment and maintain long-lasting results. Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that offers a non-surgical solution to get rid of a double chin. It destroys fat cells under the chin, resulting in a more defined and contoured profile. While Kybella does provide long-lasting results, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help prevent the development of new fat cells and ensure that the results of Kybella treatment are maintained. So, if you’re considering Kybella as a treatment option, consult a qualified healthcare provider to learn more about how it can benefit you.
Is Kybella Right for You?
Kybella is a safe and effective treatment option for adults with moderate to severe submental fat. However, it’s not suitable for everyone, and certain factors must be considered before undergoing treatment.
Firstly, if you have an infection in the treatment area, Kybella treatment should be postponed until the infection has resolved. Similarly, if you have had surgery or cosmetic treatment in the treatment area, you should wait until it has fully healed before undergoing Kybella treatment.
Additionally, if you have a history of bleeding disorders or are taking blood-thinning medications, Kybella may not be suitable for you. You must inform your healthcare provider of any medical conditions or medications you are taking before undergoing Kybella treatment.
It’s also worth noting that while Kybella is a non-surgical treatment option, it still carries some risks, such as the possibility of infection, nerve damage, or injury to surrounding tissue. Working with a qualified healthcare provider with experience with Kybella can help minimize these risks and ensure you get the best possible results from your treatment.
If you are an adult with moderate to severe submental fat and are looking for a non-surgical treatment option, Kybella may be right for you. However, it’s essential to consult with a qualified healthcare provider to discuss your medical history, any medications you are taking, and any concerns you may have before undergoing treatment.
Kybella is a revolutionary treatment option that can effectively reduce the appearance of a double chin without surgery. It is FDA-approved, safe, and provides long-lasting results. However, it’s essential to remember that Kybella is not suitable for everyone and carries some risks. Consulting with a qualified healthcare provider with experience with Kybella can help ensure you get the best possible results from your treatment while minimizing any risks. Additionally, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help ensure that the results of Kybella treatment are long-lasting.
If you want to learn more about Kybella and whether it’s the right treatment option, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our Live Vibrant Wellness and Aesthetics team. Our experienced healthcare providers can assess your needs, answer any questions, and help you determine the best treatment plan to achieve your desired results. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward a more confident, contoured appearance.