Whether you like it or not, sometimes a double chin is a feature that is determined to stay no matter how much you diet and exercise. The fact of the matter is that a double chin is not always indicative of being overweight. In fact, some double chins are caused by genetic factors that make it difficult to eliminate some pockets of fat, particularly submental fat or the fat beneath the chin. At BevelUp in Tampa, FL, we know that Kybella is a revolutionary injectable treatment that can reduce or eliminate the appearance of a double chin.
Kybella is an injectable treatment formulated with deoxycholic acid, a naturally-found acid that breaks down fat cells in the body to use as fuel. This injectable treatment is specially designed to treat submental fat or unwanted fat beneath the chin to improve your profile. This treatment is the first and only treatment of its kind for treating a double chin.
Before this injectable treatment, the only treatment capable of reducing unwanted fat beneath the chin was liposuction. But while liposuction is effective, it can sometimes create results that don’t look natural or it can leave noticeable scars on the skin. With this injectable treatment, not only will your results be natural-looking, but your skin will be unharmed as well.
What To Expect From Treatment
This treatment is injectable, which means a formula is injected directly into the unwanted pockets of fat cells beneath your chin. While most people find this treatment tolerable, many patients prefer to use a topical numbing cream to prepare for this treatment. Your treatment appointments will generally take about 20 to 30 minutes.
What To Do After Your Treatment
After your treatment, you will not have many physical restrictions. In fact, most people return to work or their normal daily activities. After your treatment, you may want to use cold or warm compresses to comfort the treatment area. Some patients are instructed to wear chin straps after the treatment to encourage faster results.
After your treatment, you should aim to drink at least 64oz of water for at least one week to help your body eliminate unwanted fat cells. You should avoid hot water for at least four hours after your treatment. You will also not be able to use lotion, moisturizers, or make-up products on the treatment area for at least six to eight hours after your appointment.
How Many Treatments You Will Need
Although this injectable treatment can eliminate unwanted fat cells, it’s important to remember that deoxycholic acid will only destroy a small percentage of fat cells each treatment. For that reason, most people will require at least three to four treatment appointments spaced about four to six weeks apart to achieve optimal results. If you have exceptional submental fat, you may require additional treatments.
How Long Results Will Last
The results of this treatment are intended to be permanent. Fat cells that are destroyed by deoxycholic acid will not return since fat cells are not capable of regeneration. This means you can expect long-lasting results that will last for several years.
That said, the results of your treatment may not be permanent if you are not able to maintain a healthy weight. Although this injectable treatment will destroy a significant portion of unwanted fat cells, it’s possible that any remaining fat cells beneath the chin will store new fat if you gain a significant amount of weight – and that will enable a double chin to come back in the future.
How You Can Maintain Results
The best way to maintain permanent results for this treatment is to avoid significant weight gain. Some weight gain associated with the natural aging process is inevitable, but by adopting healthy lifestyle habits, you can likely avoid the weight gain that will cause a double chin to return. Eating a balanced diet, drinking enough water, and exercising regularly will prevent excessive fat storage in the body.
People who have a double chin that is resistant to diet and exercise are likely good candidates for this treatment. If your skin is healthy, you have mild to moderate submental fat, and you are at a stable weight, then you are also likely an ideal candidate for this injectable treatment. A consultation will verify that this treatment is a good choice for you.
Reduce or Eliminate a Double Chin
Unwanted fat beneath the chin can be difficult to handle. If a double chin makes you feel self-conscious about your appearance, then it may be time to explore treatment options. Kybella is the first and only injectable to eliminate or reduce the appearance of a double chin – and the chances are this treatment is a good fit for you.