Nobody looks in the mirror and is happy to see a double chin. Getting rid of the stubborn fat and loose skin under your chin might be easier than you think. Fortunately, the revolutionary new injectable known as Kybella® has helped thousands of patients achieve their cosmetic goals without undergoing surgery.
Where Does a Double Chin Come From?
A double chin can develop at any age and often makes us look much older and unhealthier than we really are. There are quite a few variables that dictate who will develop a double chin, including one’s genetics, changes in their hormones and the elasticity of their skin.
Staying at a healthy weight and taking care of your skin will reduce your risk of developing this cosmetic condition, but there is no guarantee that you will be able to avoid a double chin forever. This is why so many people have turned to professional cosmetic treatments such as Kybella® to finally get rid of this condition.
Understanding Deoxycholic Acid
Kybella® was approved by the FDA in 2015 to treat subcutaneous fat just below the chin. The primary ingredient in each Kybella® injection is a substance known as deoxycholic acid. Our bodies naturally produce this particular type of acid within our intestines to break down fatty foods.
Nearly a decade ago, researchers found that concentrated doses of deoxycholic acid could affect fat cells in other parts of the body as well. Once the cell walls have been weakened, your body will naturally metabolize and expel them. Kybella® is currently only approved for use on the neck and chin.
The Perfect Kybella® Candidate
While the vast majority of patients will be qualified to receive Kybella® injections, it is important that you have realistic expectations about the results. You should be willing to follow all post-op instructions given to you by our specialist in order to reduce your risk of side effects.
Preparing for Your Appointment
During your initial consultation at the Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center in Lynnwood or Mount Vernon, our injection specialist can give you a full list of pre-op and post-op instructions. On the day of your appointment, you need to do nothing more than set aside about 30 minutes for your injections. The result will be a beautiful, youthful-looking facial profile without the excess stubborn fat and skin beneath your chin. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more about this incredible treatment.