Too often, patients get frustrated trying to get rid of the area of stubborn fat underneath their chin, called a “double chin” with little to no luck. Genetics, aging and weight gain can all play a role in the appearance of fat under the chin. Getting rid of a double chin has never been easier, and KYBELLA® is one of the more popular treatments because you don’t have to go under the knife. Here are some things you should know about KYBELLA®:
KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for submental fullness, or a double chin. It is injected into the stubborn area of fat under the chin to melt away the fat safely and effectively. It’s an increasingly popular treatment as it doesn’t require surgery.
The active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When KYBELLA® is injected into the fat, it permanently destroys the fat cells and eliminates them from the body naturally. Once these fat cells are gone, they’re gone. The result is a slimmer chin profile.
Each KYBELLA® treatment session consists of a series of injections and takes about 20 minutes, depending on how many injections you need. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your goals and chin profile. You will need more than one treatment session, and most patients need 2 to 4 treatments. Each treatment session is scheduled about a month apart to allow the treatment area to recover. Once you are done with your treatment, the results are permanent and you shouldn’t need further treatment of the area.
During treatment, patients may feel a slight sting or tenderness from the injections. After treatment, they can expect to have minor swelling or bruising that resolves fairly quickly. There is little to no downtime.
To learn more about KYBELLA® and other non-invasive treatments to improve or enhance your appearance, schedule an appointment at New Look Skin Center. Call (818) 662-5005 to be seen in one of our offices in Glendale, Encino and Irvine.