If there’s one thing that can completely rock your confidence and make you cringe from a camera, it’s the ever-dreaded double chin. For women and men alike, a double chin is a problem that can negatively impact the way you feel about your appearance. At Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott, CT, we know the key to under-chin fat reduction is Kybella: a revolutionary injectable treatment.
12 Benefits of Fat Reduction With Kybella
1. Reduces Fat on the Face and the Body
This treatment is best-known for melting and destroying fat beneath the chin, also known as submental fat. But did you know that this treatment is versatile enough to be used in other areas of the body containing unwanted pockets of fat?
In addition to eliminating the fat beneath the chin, this injectable treatment can also be used to reduce fat on other areas of the body, such as:
- Bra line
- Upper abdomen
- Lower abdomen
Why Might You Want to Use This Treatment Elsewhere?
The fact that you can use this treatment in other areas of the body is exciting – but should you? Many patients opt to use this treatment in additional areas to create more comprehensive slimming results. Other patients seek additional treatment areas because they have struggled to shed fat in those areas.
This is especially true for buccal fat or the pockets of fat in the cheeks that are sometimes difficult to reduce because of factors like genetics.
2. Bridges the Gap Between Diet and Exercise Results
One huge appeal of this treatment is the fact that it bridges the gap between what you can accomplish with diet and exercise, and what your aesthetic goals are.
For many people, diet and exercise can only do so much to dissolve fat in the body. No matter where your concentration of unwanted fat is, there are times when your diet and exercise efforts reach a plateau and do not resolve in fat loss.
Why Diet and Exercise Sometimes Doesn’t Work for Chin Fat
The fat beneath your chin is different from the fat in other areas of your body. For one thing, it’s not like there are a whole lot of neck exercises that can specifically shed neck fat, which means you are relying on metabolism from exercise to shed that fat.
Unfortunately, your internal body processes will determine what areas of fat are being used as energy fuel, and submental fat is usually one of the last resources considered. This is why regular diet and exercise might not work to eliminate under-chin fat.
This is a minimally invasive treatment, which means it does not involve any invasive methods or techniques to carry out the treatment.
The only thing required with Kybella is a thin needle filled with units of deoxycholic acid, which help dissolve fat and eliminate fat through natural metabolic processes. Minimally invasive treatments are often preferable to invasive surgical procedures, such as liposuction.
Why Kybella Is Better Than Liposuction
Liposuction performed on the neck can accomplish the same goal as Kybella. However, there are a few downsides to liposuction. For example, liposuction has a long recovery time and requires the use of general anesthesia, which some patients might not be eligible to use.
Liposuction may also not produce even or good-looking results. Sometimes, the results of liposuction are bumpy or lumpy. Treatment with Kybella has none of these downsides.
4. Quick, Painless, Zero Downtime
This is a quick and painless treatment with virtually zero downtime. Your treatment appointments will generally take 30 minutes or less to complete, meaning you can quickly return to your normal daily activities.
And because the treatment preparation involves the use of topical numbing creams, you will not feel any discomfort associated with the treatment injections. Recovery is also simple, with the majority of patients immediately returning to all normal daily activities with very few restrictions.
How Many Treatments Do You Need?
The number of treatments you need will depend on the amount of submental fat you have and how quickly your body responds to the deoxycholic injections.
Broadly speaking, most patients require one to three treatment sessions spaced about four weeks apart to achieve the desired results. This means you can reduce or entirely eliminate unwanted fat beneath the chin in as little as three months.
Expected Recovery Guidelines
Although you are free to return to your normal daily activities after your treatment appointments, there are still a few post-care rules you should keep in mind for the next three to five days to ensure you get the best results possible from the treatment. Some of these recovery guidelines include:
- Avoid strenuous exercise and direct exposure to heat or sunlight
- Do not take certain supplements, including fatty acids
- Temporarily discontinue blood-thinning medications
- Drink plenty of water
5. Permanently Destroys Fat
This treatment permanently destroys fat in the areas where it is injected. Permanently destroying fat means that fat cells are disrupted, dissolved, and eliminated from the body.
The key to destroying this fat is with the correct concentration of deoxycholic acid, which is found naturally in the body and is involved in the conversion of fat to fuel for energy. By introducing a higher concentration of deoxycholic acid, you are able to help your body destroy fat in targeted areas for good.
6. Prevents Future Fat Storage
Because this treatment permanently destroys fat, it also prevents a certain amount of future fat storage. Fat cells behave differently than other cells in the body; unlike skin and tissue cells that can grow back, once a fat cell is destroyed, it’s destroyed forever.
This is because we are all born with a predetermined amount of fat cells in our body and we are not capable of growing new ones.
Why Won’t Fat Come Back?
The reason fat won’t return is two-fold; in addition to the fat cells being destroyed and there being fewer fat cells in the injection area, it’s often the case that the intense concentration of deoxycholic acid also damages or inhibits neighboring fat cells enough that they are no longer able to store fat as efficiently.
In other words, fat doesn’t come back because it can’t, or it has a hard time doing so.
7. Helps Tighten Tissues Beneath the Chin
Many patients have found that this treatment also helps tighten tissues beneath the chin or at other treatment areas. This is a byproduct of the fat reduction, which causes a mild to moderate amount of tissue contraction. This is most obvious in the reduction of loose skin beneath the neck.
Is This the Same As Skin Tightening?
No, the tissue contraction is not the same thing as skin tightening because this is not a skin tightening treatment. The tissue contraction is purely coincidental and does not happen for all patients.
It’s often the case that you may need to seek skin tightening treatments after your fat reduction, although this is usually only necessary if a significant amount of fat has been reduced.
8. Natural-Looking Results
The results of this treatment are natural-looking, which is a huge boon for patients who are looking for a subtle, gradual improvement for their overall appearance. Results appear natural for this treatment largely because the main ingredient of this treatment utilizes a naturally-sourced acid.
In other words, because this treatment uses an acid that is already found in the body, the body processes this acid more easily and produces more natural results.
9. Works for Everyone
This is a treatment that works for everyone, regardless of age or gender. As long as you have excess unwanted fat beneath the chin, this treatment will likely work for you to help you accomplish your aesthetic goals.
Common Causes of Excess Fat Beneath the Chin
Because this universal treatment works for everyone, you might be wondering if there are causes for double-chins that are also common to everyone. The simple answer is that, yes, there are multiple causes that commonly contribute to excess fat beneath the chin. Some of these causes include:
Genetics determines the number of fat cells you are born with, how your body processes and stores fat, and where that fat is stored. You may find that double-chins run in your immediate family for this reason. Being overweight or having a higher than recommended body weight is the most common cause of a double-chin. Sometimes losing weight can help reduce excess under-chin fat, and sometimes weight loss is not effective.
Additionally, certain lifestyle habits, such as not exercising, eating a diet high in salt and fat, or drinking more than a moderate amount of alcohol can also contribute to the way your body processes and stores fat. Moderating these lifestyle habits may also be a way to maintain the results of your treatment.
10. Safe for Everyone
This treatment is also universally safe for everyone. There is very little risk of negative side effects from this treatment because deoxycholic acid is naturally found in the human body.
11. Results Are Easy to Maintain
Another attractive benefit of this treatment is the fact that the results are easy to maintain. There is very little you have to do to ensure that the fat beneath your chin is eliminated permanently.
Other than maintaining a healthy weight and following healthy lifestyle habits, you do not have to continually return for repeat treatments. Once your treatment round is complete, you have results for life.
12. You Can Enhance Results With Other Cosmetic Treatments
Finally, this treatment is highly compatible with other cosmetic treatments. It’s very common for patients to use this treatment in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments at our clinic to achieve desired appearance goals.
This is because the results of this treatment can not be accomplished by any other non-invasive cosmetic treatment, meaning it’s impossible to have redundant or poorly-interacting treatments. Some cosmetic treatments frequently combined with this one include:
- Dermal Fillers
- Facials and Chemical Peels
- Thread Lift
If you are interested in combining this treatment with other cosmetic treatments, please let us know at the time of your consultation. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that achieves all of your aesthetic goals.
Enjoy the Benefits of Kybella Today!
This is a one-of-a-kind non-invasive injectable treatment that produces immensely effective and reliable results. The majority of patients who seek this treatment are able to permanently reduce fat under the chin, as well as other areas of the face and body including the cheeks, arms, abdomen, hips, and buttocks.
If your goal is to achieve natural-looking fat-reducing results, look no further than Kybella. Contact the Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott, CT to schedule your consultation appointment today!