Excess fat beneath the chin can be cause for both frustration and a blow to your self-esteem, especially when this excess fat refuses to disappear no matter how much you diet and exercise. Is there anything you can do to eliminate the oh-so troublesome double-chin? At Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott, CT, we know the best option for our patients is Kybella.
What Is Kybella?
This treatment is a minimally invasive injectable treatment designed to eliminate the pocket of fat beneath the chin, also known as a double chin. This treatment is a non-surgical alternative to invasive liposuction and neck lifts, as it destroys fat and tightens skin on the neck.
How Does This Treatment Work?
The key to this treatment is deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally-occurring acid in the human body that aids in the dissolution of fat cells. When injected into submental fat, the fat that is beneath the chin, deoxycholic acid dissolves fat cells, which are permanently destroyed and eliminated through natural metabolism. This treatment completely destroys fat cells, eliminating the possibility of new fat being stored.
What Causes Fat Beneath the Chin?
Excess unwanted fat beneath the chin can be caused by a few things. For some patients, a double-chin is genetic, which means if your blood relatives have one then you are also likely to have one. Fat beneath the chin is also caused by high body weight, slow metabolism, diets high in salt and sugar, medications, and poor sleep. Regardless of the cause, this treatment can eliminate unwanted fat beneath the chin.
How Can You Enhance Results?
Although the results of this treatment may be permanent because destroyed fat cells can never return, there are certain things you can do to enhance your results – as well as make sure your results last for as long as possible. For example, maintaining healthy body weight through diet and exercise to avoid sudden weight gain will help your results last longer. Also drinking alcohol in moderation and getting adequate sleep will help keep weight off your body and away from your chin.
Who Is This Treatment Right For?
The majority of patients who are interested in non-surgical solutions to eliminate fat beneath the chin are likely good candidates for this treatment. There are very few medical restrictions, aside from being pregnant or breastfeeding. Ideal candidates who want to dissolve and destroy submental fat include those who want to:
- Have a more youthful appearance
- Slim and contour the neck and chin
- Redefine jawline
- Feel more confident
- Look better in photos
Feel More Confident With Kybella
Feeling confident about the way you look is a benefit that can’t be overlooked. If a double-chin is stopping you from fully loving the body you’re in, then it’s time to think about the treatment options available to you. This non-surgical non-invasive treatment completely eliminates troublesome fat beneath the chin and prevents new fat from being stored.