Get the Skinny on KYBELLA™
Double chin got you down? You’re not alone. For many men and women, the extra skin in the under-chin neck area can cause self-consciousness when it comes to their appearance, which can take its toll on your self-esteem and confidence level. The good news is there is treatment that can help eliminate the double chin – KYBELLA™, a prescription medicine that helps dissolve fat and reabsorb it back into the body. What’s more, it’s a viable alternative to surgery or liposuction.
How does KYBELLA™ work?
Recommended for people with mild to moderate double chins, KYBELLA™ works by being injected into the fat below the chin, destroying fat cells which are then reabsorbed by the body. A topical anesthetic helps to reduce discomfort. Typically the initial KYBELLA™ treatment takes about 30 minutes with subsequent treatments taking from 15 to 20 minutes. The secondary treatments generally take place one month apart. Unlike liposuction or surgery, KYBELLA™ treatments result in less bruising and down time.
What are the side effects?
KYBELLA™ is safe and effective. As with any procedure, there are possible side effects involved with KYBELLA™ treatment which may include trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw. The most common side effects can include bruising, swelling, numbing, pain, redness, and small, firm areas around the injection sites. These will resolve themselves over time.
How soon will I see results?
Many people see results in two to four treatments. Patients with a severe, full neck may need six treatments before they see results.
It can be frustrating to have excess fat under your chin, especially when it seems resistant to diet and exercise. You may feel as if you have no options but to live with it. Chin up! If you’re looking to eliminate this bothersome facial feature but don’t want to undergo cosmetic surgery, KYBELLA™ could be the effective treatment you’ve been looking for.
Are you ready to do something about your double chin?
To find out more about if KYBELLA™ is right for you, visit us online or give us a call at 206-859-5777 to make an appointment.