Stubborn fat can accumulate on almost any part of the body, including smaller areas like under the chin. This area is especially difficult to treat with diet and exercise alone and can hide your chin and jawline. With Kybella®, you can find relief from submental fullness for good! The injectable formula targets your stubborn fat cells to improve your chin and neck contour.
Submental fullness, or the appearance of a double chin caused by excess fat, is a common concern that can greatly affect your appearance and confidence at almost any age. Stubborn fat can still be present after a dramatic weight loss or can appear with age. This area can be difficult to target during your exercise routine, often requiring a surgical procedure to find relief. But now patients have a nonsurgical solution with Kybella®. Patients with stubborn fat causing poor chin and jawline contour can benefit from Kybella®. Patients should also have good skin elasticity. Those with lax skin in this area might benefit more from a surgical or laser-assisted procedure to tighten the skin.
The Kybella® formula closely mimics a naturally occurring substance, deoxycholic acid, which aids in the breakdown of fat. When injected underneath the chin, Kybella® dissolves and destroys the fat cells. The destroyed fat cells are then naturally eliminated by the body and cannot return.
Your Kybella® treatment at BioSpa will be customized depending on the severity of your submental fullness. During treatment, Kybella® will be injected into the tissue under the chin. This will feel like a slight pinch and can be minimized with a topical numbing cream. While the number of injections a patient needs will vary, the average patient will receive 15-20 injections per session. A total 2-3 spaced out treatment sessions can deliver optimal fat removal for the most satisfying results.
It is normal to experience some mild side effects after your treatment with Kybella® such as bruising and swelling. To ensure the best results, here are some things to keep in mind after your treatment session:
- Do not massage the treatment area.
- Avoid exercise until swelling has diminished. This could take up to 72 hours.
- Avoid blood-thinning medications like Aspirin or Motrin for about a week. This could increase bruising.
- Use an ice pack to help with any discomfort.
The results of your Kybella® treatment will continue to become more noticeable in the weeks following your treatment session as your body eliminates the destroyed fat cells. After optimal treatment sessions over several months, you can expereince the full effects of your treatment with reduced fat under the chin and an improved jaw and neck contour. Because stubborn fat cannot return once destroyed, results are long-lasting. Patients can still gain weight in untreated areas, so it is important to maintain a healthy weight for the best results.
Kybella® is an effective stubborn fat removal treatment, but some patients also suffer from lax skin in this area. If sagging skin is a concern, patients might opt for a surgical procedure like laser-assisted liposuction or a neck lift. These procedures can address stubborn fat while also tightening the tissue.
To learn more about Kybella® and to determine if you are a good candidate, contact our office at (949) 347-5656 to schedule your consultation at BioSpa.