Having a double chin can be a very difficult thing to deal with. Not only will it disrupt your facial profile and jawline, but if you’re one of the millions of people who have it, it’s not easily remedied. Double chins aren’t always very responsive to diet and exercise alone and many of the people who have them, find that they’re stuck with them for a long time. If this sounds like you, then you can benefit from a treatment known as Kybella. At Flawless Medspa in Burlington, MA, we can help you redefine your jawline and significantly improve your facial profile with Kybella.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA approved injectable treatment that can be used to eliminate submental fat (fat under the chin) that causes the double chin to form. Kybella is a synthetic version of a compound known as deoxycholic acid. This chemical is naturally found in the body and is responsible for breaking down fats.
When Kybella is injected into the chin, the deoxycholic acid begins to break down fat in the treatment area. When the fat cells are destroyed, they will then be processed through the body and removed through its natural processes over the course of time. As the fat melts away, the contours of the jawline will improve as the face takes on a slimmer, more aesthetically pleasing profile.
What to Expect During the Treatment
There’s no need to feel nervous when you come in for your Kybella treatment. It’s a quick procedure that does not take long to perform and patients feel comfortable during the treatment process. The procedure involves administering several injections of Kybella directly into the chin with a tiny needle that feels like a slight pinch. As it enters the treatment area, you can expect a tingling sensation, but it is subtle and will subside quickly.
After the Kybella Treatment
After the treatment is over, you may experience some mild inflammation. This is your body’s response to the deoxycholic acid acting on the underlying fat cells and it will subside. Since the Kybella treatment is minimally-invasive, patients don’t have to worry about a long period of downtime for recovery.
The results from the Kybella treatment won’t appear immediately as it takes time for the acid to break down the underlying fat. You can expect to see results a few weeks after the procedure when the deoxycholic acid breaks down an adequate amount of fat in the chin area
Candidates for Kybella
Kybella is an effective cosmetic solution for those struggling to get rid of their double chins, but there are a few factors to consider to determine if you’d make a good candidate. Good candidates for Kybella have a substantial amount of submental fat located underneath the chin, are in good overall shape, and have no desire to undergo a more invasive surgery. Patients should also be in good physical health and have realistic expectations.
Contact Our Office
The Flawless Medspa team in Burlington, MA, is dedicated to correcting cosmetic imperfections using innovative services. If you’re interested in learning more about improving your jawline with Kybella, contact our office to schedule a consultation today!