Do you struggle with a double chin despite persistent diet and exercise efforts? You’re not alone. For seemingly no rhyme or reason, some individuals have double chins while others don’t. For people who have this problem but don’t want to undergo painful or time-consuming surgical methods to fix it, there’s KYBELLA™.
What is KYBELLA™?
KYBELLA™ is a non-invasive, non-surgical injectable treatment for double chins, also referred to as submental fullness. This is the only FDA-approved injectable for this purpose. It is composed of a man-made form of deoxycholic acid, a substance naturally found in the body that helps absorb fat cells. When injected into the chin, it works much like deoxycholic acid does in the body, eliminating fat cells in the area over time.
What is Treatment Like?
During each treatment session, KYBELLA™ is injected directly below the chin. Six total sessions are typically needed for the best results, but this number can be smaller or larger depending upon the severity of the individual’s double chin. Each session needs to be spaced no more than one month apart, and visible results can be seen after 2-4 sessions.
The best part about KYBELLA™ is unlike other injectables, once your initial round of injections are done, you’ll never have to receive another one again! Unless you gain a significant amount of weight, your results should remain for years after treatment.
Are there any Side-Effects?
Common side effects including pain, swelling and bruising. Numbness or hardness of treatment areas is also fairly typical. If you have trouble swallowing, experience a weakening of muscles in the face or a crooked smile following injections, call your doctor as soon as possible.
Am I a Good Candidate for KYBELLA™?
If you’re a patient who wants to get rid of submental fullness without the need for painful surgical methods, KYBELLA™ might be right for you. You should be able to receive treatment as long as you are healthy and do not have an infection in the treatment area.
While most people are able to receive KYBELLA™, your doctor will ultimately be the person who decides if it’s right for you. During your consultation appointment, your doctor will take into account your current appearance, medical history, and cosmetic goals in order to decide if it’s right for you.
Interested in KYBELLA™ but want more information? Contact Laser Skin Solutions today.