Bye, Bye Chin Fat: The 411 on Kybella

Is chyoung stylish caucasian woman posing, retro stylingin fat holding you back from looking and feeling your best? The good news is that there is an effective solution for getting rid of fat around your chin so that you can improve your profile and look as beautiful as you feel. Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment for adults that is used to reduce moderate to severe fat below the chin, which is also known as submental fat. Read on to find out more about what Kybella is, how it works, and what you can expect during the procedure.

Say Goodbye to Chin Fat

Many women and men of all ages and body types struggle with a double chin. This extra fat around the chin and neck can impact an individual’s appearance, especially when it comes to the profile. Ultimately, this can cause a person to feel less attractive or lose confidence. If you find yourself dealing with unwanted chin fat, you are not alone.

“Upwards of 80% of people are concerned about the condition,” says Derek H. Jones, MD about the dreaded double chin. Jones is an associate clinical professor of dermatology at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and served as the lead investigator in a study sponsored by Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, the maker of Kybella.

Though developing inner beauty is important, extra fat around the chin can cause a person to not feel as beautiful on the outside as they do on the inside. Kybella helps solve this problem by dissolving fat under the chin without surgery.

How Kybella Works

The Kybella injection is an alternative to liposuction or surgical intervention to treat excess chin fat. The active ingredient in this injection is synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is identical to a molecule that your body naturally makes to break down and absorb fat. When a healthcare specialist injects Kybella into the fat underneath the chin, it destroys fat cells.

This can result in a reduction of chin fat and improvement of an individual’s profile. Though many individuals need more than one treatment to reach their aesthetic goals, ongoing treatment is not expected for clients to get their desired results as the cells can no longer store or accumulate fat under the chin.

What to Expect During the Treatment

Before you begin treatment, consult with a Kybella-trained healthcare specialist to determine if this procedure is right for you. Since every individual has a different chin profile, the number of treatments will vary. During your consultation, the specialist will determine the best way to tailor your treatment to the amount of chin fat and your aesthetic goals.

During each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under the chin. This process takes about 15 to 20 minutes, and the number of injections depends on the amount of fat and desired profile. According to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), some individuals can get up to 50 injections per visit, with up to six single treatments that are each one month apart. After the procedure, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under the chin.

Is Kybella Right for You?

Kybella is an effective option for reducing fat under the chin. This treatment may be right for you if:

  • You feel unhappy, self-conscious, or embarrassed by fat under the chin.
  • Fat under the chin causes you to look heavier or older than you are.
  • You do not want to undergo surgery to eliminate chin fat.
  • Despite a healthy lifestyle, you still struggle with excess chin fat.

If you are tired of dealing with stubborn chin fat, and you think that Kybella might be right for you, speak to one of our skin care and injection specialists at Spa Trouve today. Contact us now to schedule a consultation.

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