Submental fat (fat under the chin) is a common insecurity that many people have. Fat cells can accumulate under the chin, causing a bulge that is often hidden by a well-placed hand during pictures.
While liposuction is a common consideration to get rid of a double chin, the injectable Kybella® has become a proven and effective non-surgical treatment. At Derma-Tech, we provide expert care with Kybella® injections to produce safe and effective results that will last a lifetime.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is an FDA-approved injectable to eliminate submental fat. Kybella®’s active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, naturally occurs in the body’s digestive system to break down fat cells. When injected into the submental tissue, it results in a more defined jawline and neck as the acid naturally burns through the fat cells without touching the healthy tissue.
What to Expect with Kybella®
Kybella® often requires multiple treatment sessions spaced over a few months. Results are not immediate, but they can last a lifetime. Here’s what to expect with your Kybella® treatment:
Day of Kybella® Treatment
In your initial treatment, you will go in for a 15-to-20-minute appointment. After applying a topical numbing cream for your comfort, one of our trained specialists will inject Kybella® into the targeted area. You may feel a slight burning sensation as the deoxycholic acid works.
Kybella® requires no downtime; however, a common side effect of Kybella® is swelling as the deoxycholic acid begins working under the skin. The skin may become inflammatory, causing mild discomfort. This is completely normal and safe. Anecdotal reports say swelling peaks a couple of days after the appointment and subside within a month.
Multiple Treatments for Kybella®
Your initial results should surface after two weeks as the swelling subsides. For optimal results, however, multiple treatments are often needed. The maximum number of treatments for Kybella® is six; however, most people only need two to four treatments.
These appointments should be spaced at least one month apart. Please discuss with our experts about how many treatments you’ll need to get rid of your double chin during your consultation.
Kybella® treatments result in a slimmer and more defined neck and jawline. Deoxycholic acid burns away the fat cells, and the destroyed fat cells are removed naturally through the body’s waste removal system. Those fat cells can never grow back or regenerate. The results are permanent. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle, you will never have to worry about a double chin again.
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Take the Next Step
Ready to learn more about Kybella? Schedule your in-person consultation at Derma-Tech Medical Spa in Joplin, Missouri today. You can fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at (417) 206-4884. Serving the greater Southwest Missouri area.
*Individual Results May Vary.