Most people have a problem area where their body stores excess fat. It’s one thing for that to be in a hideable body area, like your stomach or your thighs. It’s entirely another for that to be part of your face. If you have a double chin, you’re probably ready to explore ways to get rid of it.
While liposuction under your chin or a facelift gives you an effective way to get the profile you want, it comes with an invasive procedure and extensive downtime. Fortunately, that’s not your only option.
Here at Revive Health and Wellness in Norwell, Massachusetts, Craig Sylvester, MD, and Stephanie Sylvester, RN, offer Kybella®, an FDA-cleared injectable treatment specifically formulated to get rid of fat under your chin. If you think this option might be right for you, let’s look at the key details you should know.
The basics of Kybella
Scientists formulated Kybella to minimize double chins regardless of what caused that fat buildup under your face. That means it’s effective for people who’ve noticed a double chin as they’ve aged, as well as people with a genetic predisposition toward a double chin.
This injectable treatment works using deoxycholic acid, which naturally occurs in your body to help it break down and absorb fat. By injecting Kybella under your chin, we can apply this acid directly to your unwanted fat cells, destroying them. In the weeks and months that follow, your body’s natural processes absorb and flush out the treated under-chin fat, leaving you with a more svelte profile.
Because the deoxycholic acid destroys the fat cells for good, Kybella offers a permanent solution to your under-chin issue provided you maintain a stable weight.
What to expect at your Kybella appointment
Our team works hard to ensure you’re completely comfortable during treatment. We have you relax in a chair, then we numb the area under your chin and inject the Kybella. You shouldn’t feel any discomfort.
The treatment takes just minutes and doesn’t require any downtime. You can get Kybella in the middle of the day and head to another activity right afterward. You might have some bruising or swelling, but most people can conceal the after effects with makeup or a scarf.
What to expect in the weeks and months after your treatment
In the weeks that follow, your body goes to work applying the deoxycholic acid to destroy your double chin.
Some people achieve their desired profile with one Kybella appointment, while others opt for repeat treatments for more dramatic results. We can talk with you about your cosmetic goals to recommend the right treatment plan for you.
If you decide to get multiple Kybella treatments, we schedule each appointment one month apart. People generally reach their goal profile with six or fewer treatments.
Are you ready to see how this no-downtime double chin treatment can help you toward your cosmetic goals? To get started, call us or request an appointment online today.