Fat underneath the chin is a problem that plagues nearly 68% of adults in the United States. While diet and exercise habits can sometimes contribute to the formation of a double chin, this extra bit of fat is often difficult to get rid of through changed health habits alone. For those who would like to fix this problem without undergoing extensive, painful surgery, there’s KYBELLA®.
Located in Hudson MA, Rio Medical is dedicated to providing our patients with proven effective aesthetic treatments. If you’d like more information about KYBELLA® or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, contact us today.
What is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is the only FDA-approved injectable exclusively used to correct submental fullness in the chin. This submental fullness is more casually referred to as “the double chin”.
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid. This is a chemical that naturally occurs in the body, and aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat. When injected into chin fat, it triggers the breakdown and reabsorption of that fat over time.
What Should I Expect from Treatment?
Each treatment session typically takes no longer than 20 minutes. While there is some degree of discomfort experienced during injections, this pain can be lessened with the addition of lidocaine, a topical numbing anesthetic. Unlike other methods of treating submental fat, KYBELLA® treatments involve absolutely no downtime. As soon as treatment is done, you can return to your daily routine.
While most patients need to undergo multiple treatment sessions to get dramatic, long lasting results, the number of treatments recommended will depend on the amount of fat you’d like reduced. Most patients receive 2-4 treatments, and no patients receive more than six. The best part is once these treatment sessions are complete, you’ll never need another KYBELLA® again!
Am I a Good Candidate?
While KYBELLA® is excellent for reducing the amount of fat under the chin, it can not be used to treat excess or loose skin. It’s also important to remember that KYBELLA® is not a weight loss treatment, so it will only be effective on moderate to mild cases of submental fullness. Nearly all patients at or near their ideal weight that would like to decrease their amount of submental fat are good candidates for this treatment.
KYBELLA® is a great, non-surgical way to get rid of submental fat. For more information about the benefits of this exciting new product, contact us today!