Along with the fine lines and wrinkles you may experience as you age, submental fullness or the “double chin” can also be a cause for cosmetic concern. Because it is one of the most difficult areas to treat naturally, many individuals seek treatment that will address their double chin and improve their facial profile, which traditionally resulted in the use of surgery.
Not everyone wants to undergo surgery to achieve the aesthetic they desire, which is why many practitioners have begun offering Kybella® as a treatment option. Kybella® is a nonsurgical alternative to submental fullness reduction that you receive as an injectable procedure.
When Diet and Exercise Are Not Enough
Submental fullness appears for several reasons, but those who suffer from it tend to agree that it can detract from a youthful appearance and make you look overweight. Due to weight gain, heredity or natural aging, submental fullness hardly responds to diet and exercise and can cause feelings of frustration or a lack of confidence in those who suffer from it. Traditionally, practitioners would recommend liposuction as a treatment option for the double chin, but now there is a less invasive way to achieve the aesthetic you’re after.
Is Kybella® Right for You?
If you have questions about your candidacy for Kybella® treatment, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at New Visage to learn more about the procedure. Typically, Kybella® is suitable for both men and women who are displaying excess skin and fat in their chin that remains unresponsive to diet and exercise.
During a consultation, your practitioner will examine the quality of your skin and the severity of submental fullness to determine whether treatment with Kybella® is right for you. If you are in good general health and maintain a healthy lifestyle, you may be a candidate for Kybella® injections.
How Does Kybella® Work?
Kybella® is comprised of a synthetic ingredient called deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps metabolize fat. When injected in a high concentration to the chin, the acid destroys unwanted fat cells and prevents new cells from appearing. The result is a decrease in fat around the chin and a slimmer profile image.
Depending on your unique case, you will undergo between one and six treatment sessions spaced one month apart. Your practitioner will create a treatment plan that addresses the individuality of your facial contour, which will determine how many injections you will require.
Patients typically begin to notice results after two or four treatment sessions, but your practitioner will encourage you to receive each injection outlined in your treatment plan so that you receive optimal results. After your final injection, the deoxycholic acid continues to break down fat within the chin, which is incapable of being restored. In other words, your Kybella® injections should yield a permanent outcome at the end of your treatment.
Kybella® is an excellent solution for those who desire facial rejuvenation and a youthful appearance without the invasiveness and downtime associated with surgery. For more information about Kybella® and to find out whether treatment is right for you, contact New Visage at (252) 808-2639 and schedule a consultation.