Of all the cosmetic concerns, a double chin has to be one of the most frustrating. It can be an incredibly stubborn pocket of fat that no amount of diet and exercise can get rid of, and it can leave a person looking older or heavier than they really are. But with Kybella, you can fix your double chin permanently! We’re thrilled to offer this incredible injectable here at Revive Wellness Group in Gibsonburg, OH, and can’t wait to help you feel more gorgeous and sculpted in just a few simple sessions.
How Can You Fix a Double Chin? Discover Kybella
Kybella is a cosmetic solution specifically designed to combat a double chin, also known as “submental fullness”. It’s a series of injections made with an ultra-fine needle that sends a fat-blasting product into the treatment area. The product finds fat cells and either shrinks them down by releasing fluid from them, or destroys them entirely. The fluid and dead cells eventually leave the body via its normal metabolic processes, meaning the submental fullness gradually diminishes. The result is a gorgeous, chiseled jawline!
How Does the Product Destroy Fat?
The product used in this treatment contains a key ingredient called “deoxycholic acid”. This is a molecule that, interestingly, occurs naturally in our stomachs and works to break down fat that we’re digesting. In this treatment, it’s been cleverly repurposed to destroy fat cells in submental fullness! Because deoxycholic acid is naturally produced by our bodies, it’s highly unlikely that patients will have a reaction to it when it’s injected, making this treatment very low-risk but high-reward: in a clinical trial, 79% of patients noticed visible results after their sessions were complete!
Are the Results Really Permanent?
Unbelievably, yes! The body stops producing fat cells after adolescence, so you don’t have to worry about it replacing destroyed fat cells with new ones. It is worth noting, however, that not all the fat cells will be destroyed during treatment. Some will only shrink down and therefore have the potential to expand again in the future if you were to put on weight. For this reason, we encourage patients to maintain a similar weight by regularly exercising and adhering to a balanced diet. These simple steps are all it takes to enjoy a beautiful jawline for years on end!
Why Do I Have a Double Chin?
Submental fullness is generally associated with weight, but there are many other factors that can cause it. In fact, often athletically-built people struggle more with double chins since they can make them look like they’re carrying more weight than they actually are. Age and genetics can play a role, as can lifestyle factors like tobacco and alcohol consumption. With all these causes, it’s no surprise that 68% of Americans claim to struggle with a double chin, according to The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
While there’s nothing wrong with a double chin, it can make a person feel very insecure. You don’t want to spend all day worrying about how your double chin is looking, and if it’s being accentuated by how you’re talking or laughing. Plus, with the number of video calls and selfies we’re all participating in these days, there are more opportunities than ever to be critical of your appearance. Kybella can help people feel comfortable and free in their skin, which we believe is its biggest benefit.
Where Can This Treatment Be Used?
Because deoxycholic acid destroys cells, it can’t be used anywhere that puts it too close to tissue or non-fat cells. A double chin is the perfect area for this treatment because it’s very isolated, but there’s almost no other part of the body that is as far removed. For this reason, treatment can only be used on submental fullness, where it’s incredibly safe and effective. If you’re looking to destroy fat elsewhere on the body, our team would be happy to recommend some fantastic alternative treatments that can get your similarly striking results!
What Should I Expect Out of Treatment?
The first step of the process will be to come in for a consultation with a member of our expert staff. This will be your chance to talk us through your cosmetic concerns and what you’re looking to get out of treatment. We’ll go through your medical history, including any medications you might be taking, to ensure you’re a healthy, suitable candidate. If everything looks good, we’ll design a treatment plan that details how many injections, sessions, and units of product you’ll need.
Ahead of Your Appointment
To aptly prepare for treatment, we may advise that you take a few steps that will help you avoid swelling or bruising. It’s important your skin is in good condition, so we’ll advise that you stay out of harsh sunlight to avoid getting sunburnt. We’ll also ask that you don’t take any blood-thinning medications like fish oil tablets or aspirin. When you attend your appointments, you should come with a clean face free from makeup and sunscreen so that there’s no risk of foreign substances contaminating the needle we use.
On the Day
You’ll undergo treatment right here in our gorgeous Gibsonburg office. We’ll first apply a topical numbing cream to the submental fullness, which will ensure you experience minimal discomfort throughout the process. We will then perform the injections, which many patients report they can hardly feel! Appointments usually take around half an hour, as we carefully follow along with your treatment plan. When we’re finished, you’ll be free to leave immediately.
And There’s No Recovery Period?
Patients love that, following treatment, they can immediately carry on with their lives as per normal. Whether that means heading back to work, running errands, or whatever else, you won’t need to take a week off to rest in bed like you would with surgical options. Because we don’t use anesthetics, you can even drive yourself to and from your appointments. There may be some small steps we advise that you take in the days after to help your skin heal, but these will be very minor.
How Many Appointments Will I Need?
This number is different for everyone because factors like the size of your submental fullness and the thickness of your skin play a large role in determining how much treatment you’ll need. Some patients will see optimal results after two sessions, while others may need up to six. Appointments are usually spaced a month or so apart so that your skin has time to heal. THey’ll always be as quick and easy as the first one, meaning you can slot them into even the busiest schedules!
How Long Before I Can See Results?
The results of this treatment develop gradually since the destroyed fat cells and fluids have to leave your body by way of excretion. For many people, this can take up to two weeks, but the exact length of time will depend on the individual. With each session, you’ll notice more and more fat disappearing, and by your last one, you should be able to notice incredible, striking results! Our patients love that the gradual appearance of a more refined jawline means the results look incredibly natural, almost as though they’ve been achieved through weight loss. If you want news of your treatment to stay private, it absolutely can.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Since submental fullness can affect anyone for any number of reasons, we don’t prescribe one certain candidate to treatment. Instead, we encourage anyone over the age of 18 who is struggling with a stubborn double chin to come in for a consultation, regardless of gender or skin tone. There are a few things that may make you ineligible for treatment, including pregnancy and breast-feeding, plus certain medical conditions and medication. If your double chin is the result of sagging skin rather than fat, we may suggest alternative treatments instead, such as dermal fillers.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
A double chin can be deeply frustrating and a major cause of insecurity for a person. But with Kybella, you can be free from all the worries of how you’re holding yourself or posing for photos and just enjoy your life, knowing your jawline looks gorgeous and refined. It only takes a few quick sessions to achieve life-changing results, so what are you waiting for? To learn more, call Revive Wellness Group in Gibsonburg, OH, today.