Is a double chin keeping you from making a great first impression? Would you like to get rid of that extra fullness beneath the chin and achieve a sleek profile that’s more youthful and defined? Kybella, which is offered at Rejuvenate Med Spa in Oak Brook and Woodridge, IL, can do just that. Best of all, these treatments are easy and non-surgical.
How Does Kybella Work?
Chances are you’ve heard great reviews about Kybella. Maybe you’ve even tried it yourself. But if you’re like many of us, you’re probably wondering how this amazing treatment works. It’s simple. Kybella uses a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a type of acid naturally found in the body, to eliminate fat cells that accumulate beneath the chin. Deoxycholic acid breaks down dietary fat, which is the type of fat found under the chin.
We’ll inject deoxycholic acid into the skin on your upper neck during your appointments, and that under-chin fat will gradually fade away in the weeks that follow. The deoxycholic acid will destroy those fat cells, so they’ll never be able to store fat again. This treatment permanently eliminates fat beneath the chin, which is often referred to as submental fullness.
How Fast Does It Work?
This injectable treatment gives patients noticeable results, but they won’t appear immediately. Most patients need anywhere from two to six treatments, each of which is scheduled at least one month apart. It usually takes roughly six months for submental fullness to be fully resolved.
What Are the Treatments Like?
These easy treatments can be performed in our office in less than one hour. Your skin will be numbed with either ice or a topical anesthetic, and we may make marks on your skin that we’ll use as a guide when mapping out your injections. The injections will only take a few minutes to perform, and because your skin will be numb, you won’t experience any discomfort. You’ll be able to return to your regular schedule immediately afterward.
Why Is This Treatment So Popular?
Kybella is a popular treatment because it can effectively slim down a part of the body that is difficult to target with diet and exercise. Liposuction is sometimes used to address submental fullness, but not every patient is interested in, or a suitable candidate for, such an involved treatment. Many patients find that Kybella, the only FDA-approved injectable for addressing submental fullness, is a simpler and more convenient approach.
Another reason why Kybella is so popular is that submental fullness is a cosmetic concern that many men and women struggle with. One survey found that more than half of all adults in the United States are bothered by submental fullness, which can be difficult to get rid of. For the many patients looking for help in resolving a double chin, Kybella is the answer.
What Causes Under-Chin Fullness?
Consuming a diet that’s high in sodium, calories, and processed foods can contribute to the appearance of a double chin. Unhealthy diets can lead to weight gain and encourage bloating, both of which make the chin area look heavier. Consuming excessive alcohol may also encourage the appearance of a double chin. Eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water won’t completely ward off submental fullness, but it can help.
For some patients, posture can also play a role in the development of submental fullness. Poor posture can weaken the muscles in the neck and chin, leaving the area loose and untoned. Elasticity levels in the skin along the jawline can also decline if muscles in the area are not being used due to poor posture.
Submental fullness often develops as the patient ages and skin elasticity levels begin to decline. Skin that has begun to loosen with age can cause the chin to look baggy and full.
Some patients are saddled with the family chin. If you’re coping with submental fullness, you may be genetically predisposed to the condition.
Am I a Candidate?
You’re Ready To Take Action Against Submental Fullness
Many of us have some degree of fullness beneath the chin, but the patients who seek this treatment out have a moderate or severe amount of fat in this area. Individuals who seek this treatment out are often self-conscious about the look of their chin and are eager to improve it.
You’re Struggling With Submental Fullness, Not Skin Laxity
Sometimes what appears to be a double chin is loose, sagging skin. This injectable treatment can successfully eradicate submental fullness, but it won’t tighten up loose skin. Before you move forward with this treatment, we’ll evaluate your area of concern and make sure loose skin is not the problem.
You Want a Non-Invasive Treatment
This treatment is ideal for patients who want to improve the look of their chin without resorting to surgery or another invasive approach. Kybella does not involve anesthesia, stitches, or a period of recovery. This treatment makes it easy to slim down your chin for a healthier, more youthful appearance.
You’ve Got Healthy Skin
This treatment works on all skin types and tones, but the skin on the neck and chin should be healthy at the time of treatment. Patients with skin that is still youthful and springy often enjoy particularly good results because their skin can easily conform to the chin’s new shape after treatment.
You’re in Good Health
Patients should be in good overall health and should not be pregnant. Patients should also be able to commit to a healthy lifestyle long-term.
You’re Not in a Hurry
This treatment delivers great results, but it usually takes more than one treatment, and several weeks for submental fullness to go away. That means it won’t work as a fast fix before an upcoming event. Patients should have a good understanding of how this treatment works and be comfortable with the gradual onset of results.
How Can I Preserve the Results I Get With Treatment?
This treatment gets rid of submental fullness permanently. But committing to a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a careful diet is a good way of keeping your chin in tip-top shape after treatment.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes. The deoxycholic acid that is injected into the chin area is a synthetic version of a substance that occurs naturally in the body. This means your body will recognize it, and you won’t have to worry about any adverse side effects. This injectable has been approved by the FDA.
How Important Is My At-Home Skincare Routine When Fighting Submental Fullness?
Adhering to a thorough at-home skincare regimen that involves the use of high-quality moisturizers and serums can go a long way toward keeping your facial skin in good condition. It won’t completely prevent a double chin from forming, but a good at-home routine will help keep your skin healthy and elastic.
How Much Will This Treatment Cost?
The total cost of undergoing this treatment will depend on how many sessions we recommend for you and how many vials of deoxycholic acid are used. Once we’ve had a chance to evaluate your skin and develop a treatment plan for you, we’ll be able to provide you with information about how much this will cost. Health insurance generally does not cover this treatment, but our practice offers a loyalty program that awards a discount to members.
Is This Ever Combined With Other Treatments?
Yes. Kybella patients often opt to incorporate services like dermaplaning, botulinum toxin injections, or dermal fillers into their treatment plans. Once we understand the scope of your cosmetic concerns, we can make a recommendation about appropriate services and the timing of each one. We offer a full suite of aesthetic services.
What Is the Minimum Age for This Treatment?
Patients should be at least 18 years of age.
Will This Dramatically Change the Look of My Chin?
The results this treatment delivers are subtle yet noticeable. Once submental fullness is gone, you’ll notice that the lower portion of your face appears narrower, giving the overall face a more oval appearance. The profile of your face will also be sleeker, slimmer, and more youthful.
Getting Rid of a Double Chin Has Never Been Easier
If you’re looking for a way to safely and easily get rid of submental fullness, this injectable treatment may be the perfect solution. Call Rejuvenate Med Spa in Oak Brook and Woodridge, IL, and schedule your Kybella consultation today!