Many people suffer from submental fullness, the technical term for a double chin. If you have any degree of submental fullness, you’re probably well aware of how it has negatively affected your appearance. The good news is there’s now a treatment that can eliminate your double chin for good. At Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott, CT, we offer Kybella Double Chin, a minimally invasive cosmetic injectable that will finally eliminate your double chin.
Where Can You Use Kybella?
Kybella Double Chin is a cosmetic injectable that is FDA-approved to treat and eliminate excess fat cells beneath the chin profile and in the neck area that cause the appearance of a double chin. It is specifically designed to target submental fullness, which is excess fat below the chin. It is not approved for any other area aside from the chin profile but, it does one job, and it does it well.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella Double Chin is the first FDA-approved cosmetic injectable that uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid to destroy fat cells beneath the chin. By destroying these fat cells, this injectable renders those cells incapable of storing fat, and the body views them as waste and then slowly eliminates them from the body.
What Is Deoxycholic Acid?
Deoxycholic acid is an acid naturally found in the body, and it plays a part in the absorption and breakdown of dietary fats. The creators of Kybella Double Chin found that by creating a synthetic version of this naturally occurring acid, that acid could be put into injectable form and administered into the area around the chin and neck region to target and break down stubborn fat cells.
How Does This Injectable Work?
Once this injectable is administered into strategic points around your chin profile and neck, the active ingredient will begin destroying fat cells in the treatment area. This doesn’t happen overnight but instead occurs in the weeks following your treatment. As deoxycholic acid destroys the excess fat cells causing your double chin, your body will respond by discarding those destroyed fat cells.
It will use the lymphatic system to eliminate those cells as waste from your body. As this occurs, you will see a gradual improvement in the appearance and contour of your chin profile. You’ll see the area begin to take on a more tightened and defined appearance. You will watch that double chin that’s been affecting your confidence for years slowly disappear, and you’ll be left with a chin profile that will improve your entire facial proportions.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Different patients suffer from different degrees of excess fat in their chin region. For that reason, treatment plans will vary. Some patients achieve their desired results after just one injection appointment, and others need a series of injections with a specific number of weeks between each.
This is why your initial consultation is so important because it allows us to evaluate your specific problem area in person so that we can better determine what your exact treatment plan will look like. Patients may receive a maximum of six injection treatments. It’s important that you stay consistent and attend each of your treatment sessions as directed by your injector so that you can adequately target excess fat cells in your chin region and achieve the best results.
Is There Any Downtime
There is no downtime following this treatment. Just like any cosmetic injectable treatment, you will be given some aftercare instructions to follow to ensure that you give your body exactly what it needs to respond well to treatment. There are some activities and environments that can interfere with your results, which you need to avoid as directed. These directives may include:
- Avoiding strenuous exercise
- Avoiding touching the injection sites
- Avoiding sun exposure
- Avoiding exposure to hot environments
- Avoiding blood-thinning supplements and medication’s
- Limiting alcohol and caffeine consumption
- Avoiding sugary, salty foods and simple carbohydrates
Your injector will provide you with details on how long you should avoid certain foods, activities, and medications to achieve the best results. Other than following some minor aftercare directives, you’ll be able to resume your normal daily activities once your appointment is complete.
Is It Safe?
This treatment provides us with a safe and effective way to finally eliminate the double chin in both men and women. If you’ve been living with a double chin for any length of time, you will be thrilled once you experience the results that come after completing the recommended number of Kybella Double Chin treatments. This particular injectable has been part of over 20 clinical trials in which Kybella Double Chin was administered to over 1600 people.
Their results were carefully studied, and the treatment has been FDA-approved as a safe, effective way to eliminate submental fullness beneath the chin. You can rest assured that when you choose this treatment, you’re choosing a safe and effective solution that will work and deliver the most natural-looking results possible.
What Are the Treatment Benefits?
One of the benefits of this particular injectable is that it provides patients with a way to treat submental fullness beneath the chin without undergoing surgery. It is minimally invasive and non-surgical yet still delivers incredible results. Historically, the only way to effectively target stubborn fat below the chin was through liposuction. This injectable provides an effective alternative to liposuction that won’t require any downtime but will deliver gradual and noticeable results.
The benefit of gradual results is that never at any point will your friends or family members suspect that you underwent a treatment to target your double chin, and you won’t have to tell anyone unless you want to. You will simply look as though you’ve been undergoing a successful weight loss plan that has finally eliminated your double chin.
When Can I Expect To See Results?
Since this treatment initiates a process that the body will then complete, visible results will take some time to appear. Typically, you can expect to see an improvement in the appearance of your chin profile within four to six weeks of your treatment. Once we evaluate your specific problem area in person, we can design your treatment plan and help provide a better idea of what your results will look like and when you can expect to see them.
Will I Need Follow-Up Treatments?
After undergoing the recommended number of treatments, typically anywhere from two to four treatments with one month between each, patients do not need to schedule follow-up treatments.
This treatment plan is designed to target your specific stubborn fat cells in your chin profile so that you can eliminate them for good. You won’t have to schedule follow-up treatments years down the road because as long as you take steps to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you can maintain your results long-term.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Once you undergo this treatment and experience a visible and noticeable decrease in the total number of fat cells in your chin profile, you can maintain your results permanently as long as you avoid weight gain after your treatment. This injectable effectively destroys stubborn fat cells in the chin region that will not respond to traditional weight-loss efforts. However, it won’t destroy every last fat cell; there will be some left.
While they may not impact your appearance, they will have the ability to expand and store fat in the event that you do gain weight after your treatment. This is easy to avoid, and all you have to do is maintain a healthy lifestyle to enjoy your results permanently.
How Can I Maintain My Results Long-Term?
If you’re worried about maintaining your results long-term, know that patients love their treatment results and are motivated to enjoy their newly contoured chin for as long as possible. All it takes is some discipline and dedication to a healthy lifestyle to ensure that you can maintain your muscles long-term.
Avoid Weight Gain
The number one factor that will affect your results is weight gain. Weight gain will cause the expansion of fat cells in your body, and there’s no way to determine whether or not the remaining fat cells in your chin and neck area will or will not expand if you gain weight. For that reason, just like you can’t spot-treat fat loss, you cannot determine where your body will gain weight, so it’s important that you avoid significant weight gain by living a healthy lifestyle.
Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
A healthy lifestyle is one that focuses on a clean and healthy diet. You don’t have to follow a fad diet long-term to live a healthy lifestyle. You just need to eat a diet defined by moderation. Such a diet will include plenty of leafy green vegetables, healthy fats, lean proteins, minimal sugars, and foods free of chemicals or preservatives.
Additionally, you should exercise consistently, meaning that you should build daily movement into your everyday routine. You don’t have to work out like a bodybuilder to maintain your results, but you need to get some exercise each day. Cardio, strength training, and regular walks can help you maintain your results while improving your body composition.
Am I a Candidate for This Cosmetic Injectable?
Healthy men and women who suffer from submental fullness that cannot be improved with traditional weight loss techniques make good candidates for this injectable. If the appearance of a double chin is making you look older, heavier, or less attractive than you are, we can use this effective treatment to not only improve the appearance of your chin profile but increase your confidence in your appearance.
A consultation with one of our experts is truly the only way to determine whether this injectable is right for you. Due to safety reasons, there are some patients who will not qualify for this treatment. Those patients include:
- Those who are under the age of 18
- Patients who are planning or have undergone surgery on their face or neck
- Pregnant or nursing women
- Those who have an infection in the planned treatment area
- Patients are planning to become pregnant
- Patients with bleeding problems
- Patients who have or currently have trouble swallowing
Redefine Your Chin Profile
If you’ve always dreamed of a contoured, defined jawline and chin profile but have been discouraged about the way that submental fullness has dealt created a double chin, there finally is a solution that doesn’t require surgery but can effectively target and destroy those fat cells so that you can experience an improved chin profile. Contact us today at Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott, CT, to learn more.