Double chins can show up on nearly anyone. It is a frustrating physical feature that can seem impossible to get rid of. Luckily, KYBELLA® is a non-surgical double chin treatment option that can help define your jawline and get rid of excess fat underneath the chin.
Defining Submental Fullness
KYBELLA® is FDA-approved to treat a condition known as submental fullness. This is just a technical term for a double chin. For some people, this is a life-long problem. For others, it develops over time with age or changes in weight. This is something that happens to both men and women. A survey conducted by the makers of KYBELLA® determined that many people are just as upset about their submental fullness as they are about fine lines and wrinkles on their face.
How KYBELLA® Works
Deoxycholic acid is the key to this double chin treatment. KYBELLA® is a synthetic version of this substance. When injected strategically into the chin, it destroys the membranes of the targeted fat cells. Once this happens, the contents of the fat cells are released and your body is able to flush it out through natural processes. The body does not repair the destroyed fat cells and will not try to replace them, making KYBELLA® an effective and permanent double chin treatment.
When you have this double chin treatment done, a series of injections are given using a fine needle. The number of injections you will need can vary significantly depending on the amount of excess fat present. The number of injections you’ll need and how many appointments it will take is something that is determined at a consultation. The maximum number of KYBELLA® treatments you can receive is six.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for KYBELLA®?
It is a great choice for people who are bothered by excess fat underneath their chin but want to avoid surgery. This can be the solution for people who feel that their submental fullness makes them look heavier or older than they actually are. Certain people, such as women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, will need to postpone KYBELLA® treatments. A complete medical history is taken at your consultation to ensure this will be a safe and effective treatment for you.
If you would like to learn more about KYBELLA® and if it is the appropriate treatment choice for you, feel free to speak with the professionals at Worcester Dermatology Associates. We are conveniently located in Worcester, MA and Chelmsford, MA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!