No matter what you do to protect your skin and stay at a healthy weight, you may look in the mirror one day and notice extra fat just under the chin. While double chins are generally not caused by any serious medical conditions, they can prematurely age an individual’s face and make them look much heavier. Kybella® is an exciting new injectable available at our med spa in OKC that has been approved by the FDA to spot treat the fat in this area. This product quickly and safely melts away stubborn fat in as little as weeks, and the results can last for years with the proper aftercare.
What Causes a Double Chin?
Also known as submental fullness, a double chin is a common cosmetic problem that many adults will have to deal with at some point. Staying at a healthy weight will reduce your risk of a double chin, but many different variables can affect your neck and jawline. Over the years, damage from harsh beauty products, environmental toxins, and direct sunlight will strip away some of your skin’s elasticity. Your genes also affect submental fullness, and that is one of the reasons why many thin people develop double chins.
The History of Kybella®
The primary ingredient in Kybella® is a special substance known as deoxycholic acid. Your body naturally produces this acid in your intestines to metabolize the fat that you eat, but it can also be used to spot treat fat in concentrated doses. Synthetic deoxycholic acid destroys the outer walls of fat cells, and that makes it easier for your body to metabolize the fat. Invasive procedures such as facelifts and liposuction can take care of double chins as well, but most patients would like to avoid those surgeries for as long as possible. Kybella® requires nothing more than simple injections carried out over the course of a series of treatment sessions.
What Does a Kybella® Treatment Involve?
We first consult with the client to make sure the treatment is a good fit. During the actual treatment session, the Kybella® solution is skillfully injected into the area. There is no extensive recovery involved, making it a convenient treatment for people in OKC with busy schedules.
The New You
After a series of short treatment sessions, you should begin to notice positive changes. As your body metabolizes the fat cells, the fat under your chin will start to fade away. Clients who stay at a healthy weight and protect their skin often enjoy the results of Kybella® for quite a long time.