Are You Considering Kybella? Here are a Few Things You Should Know!
Everyone expects their face to change as they age. We know we will see an increasing number of lines and creases and may develop jowls at some point. Still, these changes are not easy to accept. Some may appear far sooner than we had imagined. A double-chin is a prime example. This common cosmetic concern can affect people of all ages and worsen as the skin loses elasticity and firmness. At Pacific Dermatology in Seattle and Renton, we help people get rid of stubborn submental fullness using Kybella.
Here, we discuss what you should know as you explore this double-chin treatment option.
- Kybella is the first FDA-approved injectable for fat reduction.
Historically, people who wanted to get rid of excess fat beneath the chin had one choice: surgery. Chin liposuction is still an option and one that may be ideal for some people. However, the vast majority of consumers these days prefer nonsurgical treatments. Kybella is a convenient treatment protocol that does not require downtime or anesthesia. A topical anesthetic is applied before injections, and patients tolerate the procedure just fine. The injections take only about 15 minutes once the skin is numb.
- Kybella is natural.
Being an FDA-approved medicine, Kybella can be trusted as reputable and safe. Still, patients appreciate learning that the ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, is naturally occurring. The body produces deoxycholic acid to dismantle dietary fat in the digestive tract. Scientists worked with the function of deoxycholic acid and harnessed its power for targeted fat reduction.
- Kybella permanently destroys fat cells.
Kybella injections may work even better than losing weight. When we lose weight, our fat cells shrink. When we inject Kybella under the chin, the deoxycholic acid destroys targeted cells. This results-driven treatment gradually decreases the number of fat cells in the target area, which means submental fulness should not return.
Permanent fat reduction results from multiple sessions.
People with very mild submental fulness may achieve satisfactory results from one Kybella session. Most people need three to four sessions to achieve their desired degree of permanent fat reduction. The improvement becomes increasingly visible after every round of injections. Sessions are scheduled several weeks apart.