According to Medical News Today, up to 70% of Americans have a double chin. Although it’s a common thing to have, many people still feel frustrated when they see their double chins in the mirror. If that’s a concern you have, now there’s Kybella.
At Radiant Divine Medical Spa, we offer Kybella for the treatment of double chins and chin fat. Read on to learn more about this convenient treatment option and what it has to offer.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA-approved, minimally invasive procedure that involves injecting your chin with a series of deoxycholic acids. These acids target fat cells, damaging them before your body eliminates them naturally.
Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the human body that helps break down and eliminate fat. When the acid destroys the fat cells, they can no longer accumulate or store fat, and as a result, there’s less fat in the treatment area.
The right candidate for this procedure is someone who’s at least 18 years old, in good health, and has moderate to severe levels of fat beneath their chin.
Those who are not good candidates are people who:
- Plan on having facial surgery
- Have trouble swallowing
- Are pregnant or nursing
- Have an infection at the injection site
- Have serious medical conditions
If you’re not sure whether you’re a good candidate, the best thing to do is to schedule an appointment with us.
Benefits of Kybella
Kybella treatments are non-surgical and minimally invasive. You don’t have to worry about a long recovery process or taking time off from work or regular activities.
Kybella treatments also offer permanent results. Once the injections destroy the fat cells in your chin, they do not return unless you gain a lot of weight.
Another thing to consider about Kybella is that it offers gradual results. To remove the fat cells, Kybella treatments rely on your body’s lymphatic system to do the work, thus producing natural-looking results over time.
By removing excess fat from your chin area, this treatment option gives you a more defined jawline without having to undergo surgery.
Preparing for Kybella Treatments
The first thing you have to do is to schedule a consultation with us to make sure that you’re a good candidate for Kybella. During the consultation, we will assess your chin and get your full medical history. Tell us about the medications and supplements you take, as well as about any other cosmetic procedures you may have undergone.
Let us know if you have any bleeding or swallowing problems. This is also your chance to ask us any questions you may have about the procedure or what kind of results you can expect. Depending on the amount of fat in the treatment area, we will advise you of the number of treatment sessions we think you will need.
To prepare for the procedure, you want to stop taking blood-thinning medications and supplements like aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, fish oil, and St. John’s Wort. Do this for at least a week before the procedure.
We also recommend that you avoid red wine in the days leading up to the injections. If you work out regularly, make sure that you get your exercise in before the procedure to allow for plenty of rest afterward.
For men with facial hair, we ask that you shave the treatment area before getting Kybella injections.
The Procedure and Aftercare
Arrive for your appointment with a clean face. You shouldn’t apply any makeup, lotions, or even sunscreen to your face. We will clean the treatment area thoroughly before beginning the procedure.
Next, we’ll mark the injection sites, and we can administer a topical anesthetic if that’s something you want. We will then begin the injections. The entire process generally takes between 15 and 20 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
After the procedure, you are free to return to your regular activities. Remember not to touch, rub, or massage the treatment area for at least three days after the procedure. Avoid blood-thinning medications. If you need to take something to relieve discomfort, take acetaminophen.
You also want to consider sleeping on your back and with your head propped up for at least the first three days.
In addition, you should drink lots of fluids to make the elimination of the fat cells easier, and avoid sun exposure and vigorous exercise for a few days after the injections. You also want to avoid scheduling any other cosmetic procedures right after Kybella.
How many Kybella treatment sessions you will need to get the results you want will depend on several factors, including your aesthetic goals. We will work with you to put a treatment plan together.
You can get up to six Kybella treatment sessions, with one month of rest between each session. Most people start seeing results after two to four treatments.
Get Rid of Your Double Chin
If you want to get a more toned jawline and reduce the appearance of chin fat, Kybella injections could be the right solution for you. They offer natural and long-lasting results without requiring a long recovery process.
At Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Chagrin Falls, OH, we offer a selection of aesthetic services to help you look and feel your best. We offer neurotoxins, dermal fillers, and other minimally invasive procedures, as well as surgical options like liposuction and mommy makeovers.
Reach out and schedule a consultation today to learn more about Kybella and all of our services.