Benefits of KYBELLA® TreatmentFebruary 22, 2017, 2:06 pm
A double chin can be embarrassing and cosmetically displeasing. Double chins have various causes. Many people naturally store excess fat under their chin. Some families seem to pass on a tendency to develop double chins, indicating a genetic component. The aging process may cause a double chin to develop, while loss of tissue from the cheeks combined with loss of skin elasticity can cause the skin to slide and sag underneath the chin. A double chin in a thin person is often due to this process. There is an innovative facial rejuvenation treatment for a double chin.
Previously, the only cure for a double chin was to undergo some type of invasive surgical Liposuction combined with a Facelift, or simply a Chin Lift procedure; however, KYBELLA® is an FDA-approved a minimally invasive double chin treatment.
KYBELLA® is comprised of Deoxycholic Acid, which is injected into the double chin, where it breaks down the fat cells. The fat is then absorbed into the body.
What can I expect from my KYBELLA® treatment?
Each KYBELLA® treatment session only takes 15 minutes, so the patient can immediately return to their normal activities. A series of tiny injections are made into the chin area. After the injections, over a course of a few days, the fat cells rupture and the fat is gradually absorbed into the body. Results begin to become visible after a few weeks. Most people require 4 to 6 treatment sessions, with about a month between treatments, to eliminate their double chin. The treatment permanently removes the fat cells, and will not need to be administered again in the future.
Does KYBELLA® treatment hurt?
There may be some minor discomfort during the injection procedure. Some patients experience temporary swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection site. In very rare cases, temporary damage to a nerve in the area may occur, which can cause an uneven smile or difficulty in swallowing for a few weeks to months.
Benefits of KYBELLA® treatment
KYBELLA® is the only minimally invasive treatment currently available to treat a double chin. Surgical procedures to treat double chins are apt to be painful and require several weeks of recovery. Double chins can be extremely resistant to diet and exercise, and therefore cannot be treated through self-help methods. KYBELLA® is permanent and will not need to be administered again in the future. Even patients who experience significant weight gain after treatment will not re-develop a double chin. Slimming of the jawline can restore a more youthful, balanced look to the face.