There are a number of areas throughout the body where it feels nearly impossible to remove pockets of excess fat. This includes the dreaded “double chin” that many patients experience as they grow older.
Even people that stay at a healthy weight throughout their life might develop a layer of fat just below their chin, and this is why many patients have turned to modern cosmetic treatments such as Kybella™ injections for quick and effective fat removal.
What is Causing My Double Chin?
We often associate extra fat just under the chin with one’s age or even their health, but a double chin could be the result of nothing more than a patient’s genetics.
Much like the color of your eyes and hair, your body will often store fat in many of the same places as your ancestors.
Some people store extra tissue in their legs or abdomen while others will develop a small pocket of fat just below their chin on their neck.
When combined with other variables such as aging skin and weight fluctuations, it should come as no surprise that this cosmetic issue is an extremely common problem.
The primary ingredient of Kybella™ injections is a man-made substance known as keoxycholic acid.
While our bodies produce a small amount of this acid, studies have found that it actually absorbs fat cells in sufficiently high doses.
These injections have been approved by the FDA for removing fat just below the chin and around the neckline.
How Safe is It?
When administered by an experienced doctor, the vast majority of patients have almost no negative side effects. Some patients may develop redness and minor swelling near the injection sites.
Before the treatment, it is important for all patients to speak with the doctor about any medical issues that could affect the injections.
This includes previous surgeries carried out on the neck, oral infections, and problems with chewing or swallowing. Most patients that are in relatively good health will benefit from Kybella™ injections.
Getting Ready for Your Appointment
The amount of appointments that a patient requires depends on the severity of their double chin and their response to the previous injections.
Some patients need just a few appointments while others may require more.
This is an outpatient treatment that requires nothing more than a topical anesthetic to minimize any discomfort.
After the first few appointments, many patients may notice a significant decrease in the fat under their chin and will be able to enjoy a toned neck and well-contoured jawline for years to come.
Contact Rejuvenate Med Spa today to schedule your consultation.