The formation of wrinkles on your face and the falling of your hair are both frequent concerns as you grow older, but have you regarded the accumulation of fat beneath your chin as part of your growing concern?
Submental fullness is a distressing condition that affects both males and females as they get older, and it is a source of frustration for both. Before Kybella became accessible, the condition known as “double chin” was seen as an intractable problem without a cure. If you have trouble with your double chin, a non-surgical, non-invasive Kybella therapy may be the solution for your situation.
What Causes Submental Fullness to Develop?
When sagging reserves of fat collect in the chin and neck area, a double chin begins to form. Water retention, hereditary factors, excess weight, and deteriorating muscle tone are all variables that can contribute to this condition. Regrettably, the thinner skin around the chin and neck reacts more quickly to drooping than other areas of the body. As the fat accumulates, it has nowhere else to go except down, resulting in the appearance of a double chin, which is not uncommon.
Kybella and the Science Behind It
Deoxycholic acid is used in the formulation of Kybella, an FDA-approved injection administered into and under the chin to reduce the accumulation of fat in those regions. The fact that deoxycholic acid is the same chemical that the body naturally generates to break and absorb fat tissue means that it works well in the chin and neck area when it comes to eating away at undesirable fat cells. Once those fat cells have been eliminated, they will not return.
Results from Kybella that you’ll be Proud to Show Off
Kybella works effectively when administered in a series of shots. A study conducted by the National Institutes of Health found that individuals who received between two and six Kybella treatments, each spaced one month apart, had the greatest and longest-lasting effects.
This is because Kybella works gradually after injection to decrease submental fat and substitute it with a sleek, attractive shape rather than immediately. Because you may obtain these dramatic effects without the need for surgery, discomfort, or downtime, it is worth trying for anyone fed up with their double chin!
Are there any side effects??
Kybella is proven to be a very safe treatment, which is why the FDA authorized it in 2015. The most often reported side effect is possible injection site redness. Additionally, the injection site may harden. Another common adverse effect is temporary numbness, which helps to the comfort of frequent Kybella injections. Certain patients have far more edema than others.
Swelling might last up to 10 days. If you desire to disguise the puffiness until it heals, a placed strategically blanket, or face mask can suffice. Another issue that may develop as a result of treatment is skin laxity. When fat is removed from an area, extra skin may remain. Fortunately, Kybella helps tighten the skin and alleviates the sagging effects of other fat removal procedures.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Kybella?
Kybella is a safe and effective injection for the vast majority of individuals. If you meet the specified requirements, you are a right fit:
- You are in good health.
- You have at least some fat below your chin.
- You desire to evade invasive surgery.
- You have not obtained the expected results with diet or exercise.
- Kybella is not recommended for pregnant women or anyone with a history of keloids.
Apart from these concerns, this injection can be used to treat most individuals with submental fat.
What Sets Kybella Apart from Other Fat-Losing Treatments Available?
Kybella is a very effective non-surgical fat reduction option that is less invasive than other treatments such as liposuction. Although laser treatments and other methods (CoolSculpting) for fat cell removal below the chin are also highly effective, they are more costly, require a more extended recovery period, and may cause more inconvenience than Kybella.
While CoolSculpting destroys fat cells permanently, it does not provide the skin tightening benefits associated with Kybella. Liposuction is another joint surgery for fat reduction; however, it is invasive and may leave a few entry scars.
Liposuction is a method in which fat is directly removed from the body using a suction cannula inserted through a small incision. You will see a noticeable difference following liposuction, but you will also experience a more prolonged healing phase with more challenging post-operative maintenance and downtime.
Kybella After Care
If you’re considering Kybella treatments to eliminate excess neck fat, here’s everything you need to understand about Kybella post-treatment care.
- For 3-5 days following treatment, refrain from touching, pressing, rubbing, massaging, or manipulating the treatment area! This straightforward precaution aids the healing process and minimizes bruising, discomfort, and irritation. Look all you want, but refrain from touching or aggravating the region.
- If pain medication is required, avoid NSAIDs and opt for over-the-counter acetaminophen to alleviate post-treatment pain.
Resist NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, Motrin, and Advil) and any other form of oral or injectable anti-inflammatories to enable the healing and recovery mechanisms to work.
- For the first 3-5 days following therapy, try resting on your back with your head up. Raise the lead 1-2 pillows above the level of the heart to aid in reducing swelling.
- Following therapy, drink lots of water and fluids.
Maintaining adequate hydration is critical at any time, but it is especially essential following a treatment that forces your body to repair at double speed.
- Avoid strenuous exertion, the sun, and excessive heat for 3-5 days following treatment. After your Kybella procedure, relax a bit. Avoid the gym, avoid the sun, and let your body recuperate. This is your opportunity to unwind.
If you’re ready to take the next step in erasing your double chin with Kybella permanent injections, contact Solanas Aesthetics now to schedule your initial appointment with one of our experienced aesthetics experts. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Your physician will address further questions you may have and get you started on the path to long-term success right now.