A beautifully sculpted face is a blessing. While some are born with it, some take the help of cosmetic procedures. There are several procedures that aid in giving you the look that you deserve. You can correct your drooping brows, fill in the sagging cheeks, get rid of wrinkles, or diminish those age spots. What about the fleshy, low-hanging fat we call double chin? Have you been displeased with your looks because of the double chin? Kybella is the right treatment for you!
What is Kybella?
No matter what you do, a double chin can find its way into your life. Once you get it, it doesn’t seem to go away. But a double chin is not as complicated as it seems. You can fix it with Kybella.
Kybella is a prescription medicine used to treat the fat below your chin, also called submental fat. It is the first and only FDA-approved injectable to treat a double chin. Kybella is made from synthetic deoxycholic, which is a naturally occurring molecule in your body. It is a bile acid that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fats. They mimic the body’s natural fat absorption process. Deoxycholic acid destroys the fat cells when it is injected beneath your chin, resulting in reduced fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, the cells cannot store or accumulate fat, and hence, further treatment is not required.
Kybella is a perfect solution to get rid of a double chin as it destroys the fat cells that contribute to this uninvited phenomenon. Kybella can also eliminate the need for liposuction as it can be used in other parts of the body as well. It is a perfect solution for abdomen fat, upper arm fat, bra line, knees, and thighs, which otherwise are difficult to reduce.
What to Expect on the Kybella Treatment
Treating submental fat or a double chin has increased over the years. There are several medical practitioners who offer these services. We advise you to consult an experienced practitioner such as Dr. John Laura. During your consultation, Dr. John Laura will review your medical history, present medical condition, medications, your family’s medical history, and allergies to check if you are a suitable candidate. A treatment plan is created based on the depth of the submental fat in your chin, and the number of injections is decided. He may also change some medications if required.
On the day of the treatment, the targeted area is cleaned with antiseptic, and the injection site is marked. Dr. John Laura will either use ice packs or local anesthesia to numb the area to reduce any discomfort. Kybella is then injected in the marked area of your chin. The treatment process usually takes 15 to 20 minutes. Dr. John Laura will recommend the number of treatments needed, depending on the fat accumulated.
Are You a Suitable Candidate?
Kybella has very minimal side effects such as redness, bruising, muscle weakness, and numbness in the injection site. These side effects are very common and reduce within a day or two. Most of the time, side effects are a result of improper treatment under inexperienced hands or because partial information is given to the doctor. Dr. John Laura recommends that each patient provides all information on any existing medical conditions to ensure that there are no severe side effects, as Kybella is not for everyone.
Kybella is not recommended to you if:
- You are under 18 years of age
- You are taking blood thinners
- You are pregnant, breastfeeding or want to be pregnant
- You have a medical condition in or near your neck area or you have trouble swallowing
- You have a wound or infection in the targeted area
- You have received a facial surgery recently
Getting rid of a double chin should be just as easy as getting it! Contact Dr. John Laura today if you want to say goodbye to your double chin.