In most cases, the “secret” to losing weight, getting more energy, or just getting more out of your day requires a lot of time, effort, and dedication. When the secret seems too good to be true or too easy, then the red flags start for most people. However, there are a few cases where the “secret” is simple, easy, and incredibly effective. The secret to a slimmer chin is one of them.
In recent years, we’ve seen a renaissance of incredible minimally-invasive treatments come on the market, from cryolipolysis for spot fat treatment to hyaluronic acid fillers that temporarily smooth out facial folds. But what about that troublesome fat under the chin? The answer to that particular problem is the FDA-approved injectable treatment Kybella.
The Dreaded Double Chin
If you’ve started noticing a double chin creeping up over the years, you’re not alone. It’s a common problem area for men and women alike. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise. In many cases, it’s a genetic issue rather than being related to weight gain. It’s also a lot harder to disguise fat in the upper neck and chin than it is in areas like the stomach, where clothing can provide some camouflage. In our current culture, where the “selfie” prevails, photos get shared on social media and the job market is competitive. Having a double chin can harm one’s overall self-esteem and confidence.
Like other problem areas of unwanted fat, it’s best to address a double chin directly. And now you can treat it without surgical treatments like facial liposuction. Kybella does the work for you, with no downtime! Reducing your double chin could give you a boost of confidence and help you look slimmer and more youthful. Almost any adult in good general health who is dissatisfied with the appearance of their double chin is a potential candidate for Kybella.
How Does Kybella Work?
Kybella is an injectable that safely destroys unwanted fat in the chin and upper neck area. Using a naturally-occurring molecule, the injectable “eats” away at unwanted fat, disposing of it naturally. Cells other than fat are unaffected and the chin begins to gradually look slimmer and more defined. The skin will naturally begin to retract and look more youthful, improving the overall look of the face and neck.
Each injection session is typically brief, involving little discomfort. Most patients need multiple injections spaced about 1 month apart. The number needed varies depending on the severity of the fat beneath the chin. However, it can take up to 6 treatments to see the dramatic results many patients want. After each treatment, there is little to no downtime. Side effects are minimal, similar to any injection, and can include swelling, bruising, and tenderness or discomfort. These symptoms generally subside quickly. The secret to a slimmer chin is just that easy!
Potentially Permanent Results
Most injectable treatments offer a temporary fix. It’s one of the trade-offs of most minimally invasive procedures. However, Kybella can be an exception to this rule, as long as patients maintain a stable weight after treatment. Since the fat cells that are treated with Kybella are destroyed and absorbed by the body, they will no longer expand and create the double chin again. However, the remaining fat cells can still expand, which is why weight gain can compromise the results. Many patients never need additional treatments after they are satisfied with Kybella’s initial results!
Choosing a Qualified Provider
Because the injection is only used at a specific site, you may think that any doctor is qualified to administer Kybella treatments. However, this is not the case. You should always seek help from a plastic surgeon for these treatments. Kybella is very safe, but it is important for the injections to be delivered in a specific location, which requires skill and expertise to produce optimal results.
If you need assistance assessing your candidacy and you’re interested in undergoing Kybella in Richmond, VA, then come to American Self for a consultation with Dr. Ruth Hillelson. Dr. Hillelson is a skin and facial aesthetic expert, and she will be able to recommend and administer the treatment that is best for your needs, whether that is Kybella or another treatment entirely. For more information, call 804.290.0060 today!