If you’re unhappy about your double chin, The Doc Spa in Albuquerque and Edgewood, New Mexico, may be able to help with Kybella® treatments. This innovative cosmetic injection destroys the submental fat under your chin to reduce the saggy appearance of a double chin, leaving you with a more defined jawline. Call today to see if Kybella is right for you.
Kybella is a cosmetic treatment that targets submental fullness, commonly referred to as a double chin, with injections of synthetic deoxycholic acid. It’s the first FDA-approved injectable treatment to reduce the appearance of extra skin and fatty tissue under the chin, creating a more contoured and defined jawline.
Removing neck fat via liposuction is an invasive procedure, and like any surgery it requires recovery time. Kybella is an injected treatment—deoxycholic acid—that destroys the cell membrane of fat cells. When these cells are destroyed, they can no longer store fat. This makes Kybella a less-invasive and long-lasting alternative to liposuction.
Recovery from Kybella treatments is rapid and simple. After the injections, an ice pack is applied to reduce swelling and bruising. You then go home and monitor for any signs of infection as you would for any injection, but you don’t have to take time off to recover from the procedure and side effects are minimal.
People surveyed complained that excess neck fat made them look older, heavier and more tired than they were. Much like crow’s feet and facial wrinkles, a double chin can add years to a person’s facial structure. Kybella treatments can take those years off without making you take extra time to recover.
Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Kybella, is a molecule that occurs naturally in your body. Its role is to help your body break down and absorb dietary fat. When this prescription-only medication is injected into the excess fatty tissue under your chin, it targets and destroys the fat cells. Your body then absorbs the destroyed cells and passes them out of your body with other waste products.
The Doc Spa provides a thorough consultation to determine if Kybella is the best treatment to address your concerns about your double chin. Your doctor determines how many injections you need to get rid of the extra flesh under your chin. Most patients have two to four treatments with about four weeks between injection sessions. Everyone has a different experience, so you may have up to six treatments to get rid of your unwanted double chin.
Your doctor marks the places under your chin where they intend to make the injections. Most people have between 20-30 small injections in a session. Then, your doctor applies a topical anesthetic to your chin to ensure your comfort during the treatment. Finally, your doctor makes the injections, usually finishing within 15-20 minutes.
You may have some tenderness after your injections, but it should subside quickly. You should also begin to notice the results of your treatment within a couple of weeks.
The results of Kybella are permanent. Once the fat cells under your chin are destroyed and removed from your body, they don’t return. However, if you gain weight after your treatment, you may notice a small amount of extra flesh under your chin again.
If you are interested in Kybella treatments to reduce your submental area and get rid of your double chin, call or book an appointment with the experienced physicians at The Doc Spa today.
*Individual results may vary