When you look in the mirror, is your double chin the first thing that catches your attention? A double chin can form for various reasons, including genetics, aging, and weight gain. This feature is sometimes referred to as submental fullness, and it can be tricky to eliminate with exercise and diet alone.
If you want to combat your double chin without surgery, Kybella might be the right choice for you. How does Kybella work, and how do you know if you are a good candidate? Learn more about this treatment from Dream Med Spa and Laser Center.
How Does Kybella Work?
Kybella is the premier treatment for submental fat — the cause of your double chin or gobble neck. It is created from synthetic deoxycholic acid, a type of bile acid that helps the body break down and absorb fat from the treatment area. We will inject Kybella directly into the area beneath the chin where you may have too much fat storage.
What makes Kybella different from other cosmetic injectables? Unlike Botox and Dysport, which are designed to combat fine lines and moderate wrinkles, this treatment aims to reduce the fat in the treatment area.
Once we inject it into the space below the chin, Kybella works to destroy the fat cells. The fat cells killed off during the process are then metabolized by the body and can never appear again as long as you maintain your weight with a regular diet and exercise.
What Can You Expect with Kybella?
Double chin removal is simple with these cosmetic injectables. All you have to do is show up for a session and allow our experienced team to take care of you for a while. Most patients are in and out of the office in as little as 45 minutes, making this treatment easy to work into a busy schedule.
Kybella also has little to no downtime, so you can head right back to the office or run your errands after you receive the treatment.
When you come in for your first treatment, we will start by marking the injection sites with a marker. Most people have about 20 to 30 injections beneath the chin to achieve their ideal double chin removal. Because there are so many injection sites, you may receive a topical numbing agent or an ice pack before we begin the treatment.
It can take a few weeks before you see the results of Kybella because the fat cells beneath the chin will need to be metabolized by the body.
You may need more than one treatment to fully remove your double chin or gobble neck. Many of our patients report seeing the best effects after two treatments, though you may be eligible to receive up to four treatment sessions with this cosmetic injectable. Treatment sessions will be spaced out by about one month each.
How Long Do Results Last?
Our patients are often familiar with the temporary nature of cosmetic injectables such as Botox, but Kybella is a bit different. When it is injected into your double chin area, Kybella kills off the fat cells in this area. This destruction of the fat cells leads to a reduction in submental fullness and minimizes the appearance of a double chin.
Once those cells are killed off, they can no longer accumulate more fat. As long as you maintain your current weight and do not generate new fat cells in the area, the results of Kybella can be permanent.
This is good news for those with a busy schedule who struggle to work in time to improve their appearance. Once you achieve the desired results from your treatment over a few sessions, you will no longer need follow-up appointments. After a one-time commitment of two to four sessions, you can maintain those results for life.
Are You an Ideal Candidate for Kybella?
The ideal candidate for Kybella has a visible double chin or gobble neck and is over the age of 18. We treat both men and women with Kybella for double chin removal.
If you have a double chin or a gobble neck, the chances are that we can help you reduce its appearance with these treatments. Kybella treats double chins that appear for the following reasons:
- Weight gain
- Facial structure
The best way to know whether you are a great candidate for Kybella is to make an appointment for a consultation with our experienced healthcare team. This will help us to customize a treatment plan just for you and give you a better idea of what to expect from your treatment plan.
Creating a Custom Treatment Plan in Plainfield, IL
The profile of your face and chin is unique, and your Kybella treatment should be too. At Dream Med Spa and Laser Center, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all solution. That is why we prefer to book a consultation with you to review your profile and your goals for double chin removal.
Your consultation will help us determine the best injection sites as well as plan for the number of sessions you will need to achieve your goals. Double chin removal with Kybella should always come with a customized treatment plan that targets your unique struggles.
If you are ready to book your first appointment with Dream Med Spa and Laser Center, contact our Plainfield, IL, office for more details. Give us a call today to determine whether Kybella could be the right treatment for your double chin or gobble neck!