All About Kybella: How to Get Rid of a Double-Chin

kybella and how to get rid of a double-chin

How to Lose Your Double-Chin Without Liposuction

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Fat cells could win an award for stubbornness. We know this (and probably, you do too) because we’ve all got that one area where our fat cells just won’t let go. And that one bulge or roll often keeps us from feeling fully confident in our bodies.

In the past we’ve introduced body contouring technologies that address areas such as belly fat (the usual culprit), upper arm fat, and love handles. Today we’ll take a look at technology specifically created to treat a very visible part of the body: the chin, or the double-chin, to be precise. Meet Kybella®.

An Introduction to Kybella®

Kybella® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment for adults, that targets fat cells in the chin using a naturally occurring ingredient called deoxycholic acid. In the past, if you were unhappy with your profile or the appearance of a double chin—known in the beauty industry as ‘submental fullness’—having surgery was one of the only ways to treat the problem.

As many men and women know, a double chin—one that remains with both weight loss and weight gain—can be a troublesome area that has been known to be very difficult to treat without surgery. A double-chin, or submental fat, can be the result of genetics, weight gain, or aging. Either way, you may not be overweight, you may even exercise a lot, and still find your double-chin to be an area of concern. In fact, for many people, a double-chin carries more weight (pardon the pun) than fat elsewhere, because it often contributes to looking older or heavier than you really are.

But enough of what we already know. Here’s the good news: Kybella® is proven to effectively treat submental fullness by removing fat cells in the area for good. Kybella® is non-invasive and does not affect nerves or muscles. With each Kybella® injection, fat cells in the area break down and undergo cell death. With time the dead cells are naturally flushed out of your body.

What to Expect From Your Kybella® Treatment

At Honolulu Med Spa, all of our patients are given a complimentary consultation session to discuss their goals, needs and to outline a treatment plan. If you’re doing Kybella®, your aesthetician will help you decide on the number of treatments needed for the result you want to have. Treatments are spaced one month apart, and most patients choose between two to five treatments. During your appointment, you’ll receive multiple small injections of Kybella®. The whole procedure usually takes less than half an hour to perform, and can easily be done on a lunch break.

‘What about pain?’ we hear you ask. You can expect the area under your chin to be red and a bit hot after your treatment. Swelling, bruising, or numbness are all common side effects after Kybella®, but these are just temporary and should go away in a few days. Finally, all that’s left is to enjoy your new profile. It sometimes takes the body a few weeks to fully flush out the dead fat cells, so be patient as you wait to see results. As the cells are removed, the skin will produce new collagen, which has the effect of tightening up the area, for a lovelier look.

Because the effects of Kybella® are permanent, once you’ve achieved your desired results no follow-up treatments are necessary, although you will want to maintain your new profile with a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Interested in trying Kybella® and finally saying ‘goodbye’ to your double-chin?

Get in touch with us today and we’ll give you all the information you need to get started.

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