Are you troubled about the appearance of your double chin? You’re not alone. For the majority of people, having a “double chin” is one of the most frequent and common personal appearance complaints. As human beings age, our faces appear to become heavier. Double chins are not necessarily a sign of aging, however most people feel that a double chin makes them look older.
Can you reduce the fat in your chin and neck through diet and exercise?
Diet and exercise are the most appropriate and effective tools for weight loss; unfortunately, these two activities are not capable of spot-reducing fat. Typically when people lose weight through dieting and exercise, it produces a uniform fat loss across the entire body, but it can be difficult to target the fat below the chin.
Thank goodness for the discovery of Kybella, as it is efficient and capable of removing the fat stored below the jawline. It shapes, sculpts, and redefines the neck, resulting in a slimmer and more attractive appearance in general. Thus, it is ideal for individuals who have attained their goal weights but are still plagued with the common dilemma of a double chin.
Kythera Biopharmaceuticals created Kybella and the product is approved by the FDA in its use for reduction of fat beneath the chin or upper-neck fat. This is the first FDA-approved non-surgical treatment of its type. Additionally, it is capable of reducing the overall appearance of neck fullness and can also improve the jawline. The Kybella treatment involves a sequence of injections that are spaced about one month apart.
Kybella consists of deoxycholic acid and functions by disturbing and disrupting the cell membrane of adipose tissue (body fat). When the series of injections are administered, there is an increase in collagen and an improvement in laxity is observed. The treatment also improves the appearance of fine lines in the treated areas.
Kybella is an ideal treatment for anyone looking for a safe, non-surgical process to reduce the appearance of their double chin.
Benefits of Kybella
Kybella is a popular, affordable way to get rid of excess fat under the chin without surgery. Benefits of this non-surgical procedure include:
- Get rid of excess fat with the help of your body’s natural metabolic process
- Minimal downtime for recovery; typically just 1-2 weeks
- Minimal side effects
- Kybella is an injectable treatment, which means it can treat smaller and more isolated areas
- The Kybella procedure is quick, taking only about 20-30 minutes
- Average number of Kybella treatments is four to six for the best possible results
Minimal risk and down time
The Kybella treatment is non-surgical. Thus, there is minimal risk and no downtime associated with this treatment. The molecules in Kybella that dissolve fat are chemically matched and identical to the molecules naturally produced by the human body, known as the deoxycholic acid.
Expectations of Kybella injections
Most people that have used this treatment experience some bruising around the injection area, after their Kybella procedure has been performed. This bruising is normal and expected, and the bruises subside naturally. As this is a non-surgical procedure, you can return to your normal duties and activities immediately. Visible improvements can typically be seen within seven days of the first Kybella treatment, and further changes will occur progressively as the series of Kybella injections are completed.
Kybella Treatment in San Diego
If you are concerned about the appearance of your double chin, we invite you to consult Dr. Parvin Mani at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic.
When you come in for your Kybella treatment, Dr. Parvin Mani will treat the area under your chin with a topical numbing cream. Once you are comfortable, she will then begin to administer the Kybella into the fat under your chin with multiple injections.
Most patients require between 4 and 6 treatment sessions (spaced at least one month apart) to achieve their desired results. At your initial consultation, Dr. Mani will determine the number of injections per session and the number of sessions necessary for your customized treatment plan.
You will begin to see the results within 7 days or so of your first procedure, and the contours of your profile will continue to improve as you complete your series of treatments.