It’s just what you’ve been waiting for: an easy, nonsurgical treatment for your double chin.
The FDA-approved Kybella® (deoxycholic acid) injection melts fat away to contour and improve the appearance of your double chin.
Submental fullness, also known as a “double chin,” can affect adult women and men of all ages and weights, and is influenced by multiple factors, including aging and genetics. Submental fullness is often resistant to diet and exercise, and according to a survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 68 percent of people said they are bothered by their double chin.
Kybella is a formulation of a naturally occurring substance that targets and destroys fat cells in the area where it’s injected. Once those cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat. After you achieve the desired aesthetic response with Kybella, which usually requires 2 – 4 treatment sessions, you should not need any additional treatments.
You will typically notice results within 2 to 4 treatment sessions. Once the submental fat cells are treated, they are gone forever. In most cases, no additional treatment is needed.
Downtime is minimal for most patients and occurs most commonly after the first treatment. When scheduling your treatment, keep your social plans and work commitments in mind. As with other injectable treatments, the most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
Virtually every person who has a double chin will see improvement following treatment with Kybella. The ideal candidate is someone with moderate fullness and enough skin elasticity to recover after the fat disappears.
Anyone with a double chin – and that’s many of us – will be happy to know there is a nonsurgical solution that, in most cases, is a one-and-done treatment. Call Dr. Robert Niedbalski at Northwest Hair Restoration of Tacoma, Seattle, and Spokane, Washington, at (253) 572-2949 or use our online appointment request form to schedule your consultation and learn more about this exciting cosmetic procedure.