How many times have you taken out your phone to snap a selfie, with your kids, on vacation or just while you’re out enjoying yourself to post on Instagram, only to delete that picture from embarrassment over your double chin? Many Americans have fat deposits below the chin, called submental fat, that effect self-confidence and how a person feels about their appearance. Double chins are often associated with aging or gaining weight, but the fact is fat under the chin can also be a genetic trait, in which case young people and even people who eat healthy and exercise might have a double chin.
Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable used to improve the appearance of submental fat. It works by using a synthetic substance called deoxycholic acid, which is naturally occurring in the body, to destroy fat cells. Once destroyed, the cells are no longer able to store or accumulate fat.
How Treatment Works
- During each treatment session, multiple injections are made to the treatment area.
- Each session takes about 30 minutes.
- Expect 2-4 sessions for desired results. Each session will be scheduled 8 weeks apart. The number of sessions will depend on the amount of fat under the chin and the desired profile.
- After the procedure, you might see moderate swelling that can last anywhere from two days to 2 weeks. This is the body reacting to the medicine, as it works to dissolve the fat.
Kybella is a relatively new treatment, having been approved for use in 2015, but an overwhelming number of people receiving this treatment have seen exceptional results. Research by Allergen, the makers of Kybella, found that 79 percent of patients treated had improved satisfaction in their overall appearance. They reported feeling happier, younger and less self-conscious than before the treatment.
Kybella is a great option for people who have been self-conscious of their double chin for years, but were hesitant to undergo surgical treatments such as liposuction. It is non-invasive and has very little down time. Many Millennials and men are seeking out Kybella as a way to get the strong jaw line they’ve always wanted.
If you’d like to learn more about Kybella and see if it is a good option for you call Davie Dermatology @ The Med Spa 336-940-2407 . We will be happy to set up a consultation and go over all of the options. Soon you’ll be on your way to snapping perfect selfies every time!