Do you have some extra fullness beneath your chin that bothers you? Maybe you’ve had it your whole life, appeared over the years, or you noticed it just recently.
Submental fullness — often referred to as “double chin” — can be caused by genetics, weight gain, and/or aging. And you don’t have to be overweight to have fullness under your chin, sometimes no matter how much you exercise or diet, it may not go away. Whether you have a moderate or severe amount of excess fat in this area, the great news is that traditional surgical methods like liposuction and neck lifts are no longer the only options!
Kybella® is the first non-surgical and injectable treatment for adults with submental fullness, that permanently destroys fat cells under the chin and jawline to improve your profile and appearance. The active ingredient in Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid — a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella® dissolves fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is unnecessary once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
During each 15 to 20 minute Kybella® treatment, you’ll receive multiple small injections under your chin. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of submental fat and your desired profile, and the number of sessions can vary from patient to patient. Most patients require 3 to 5 sessions spaced one month apart for optimal results, which they’ll start to notice in the first 3 to 4 weeks.
The most common side effects include some temporary swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness in the treatment area. Less common and more serious side effects can include nerve injury in the jaw that may cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness, and trouble swallowing. If you suffer from bleeding problems or already have difficulty swallowing, you may not be a good candidate for Kybella®.
To learn more about whether Kybella® is the right solution for you, schedule a complimentary consultation with Peri today!