If you are unhappy with the appearance of a double chin, you are not alone. In fact, a survey from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery found that as many people are bothered by submental fullness under the jawline as they are about the formation of wrinkles. Today, there is an injectable treatment that can eliminate your double chin appearance without surgery. However, to get the full results of this procedure, there are a few basic facts you need to know.
THE KYBELLA SOLUTION
Kybella is the latest weapon in the war against submental fat. This prescription medication is injected directly into the area of fat, using numerous needle points to create smooth, natural results. While the results take some time to develop fully, they can be both dramatic and permanent. Kybella is available at Rodeo Surgical Art for patients that want to achieve a more sculpted jawline without the worry over anesthesia or incisions.
HOW IT WORKS
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a substance naturally found in the body that helps with the absorption of fat. When deoxycholic acid is injected directly in a deposit of focalized fat, it destroys the fat cells in the area so they can be eliminated by the natural excretions of the body. The elimination process takes some time, which means you won’t see the full results of your Kybella treatment for a number of weeks.
ABOUT THE PROCEDURE
Kybella treatments are usually performed using topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort during the procedure. You may receive anywhere from 10 to 50 injections per session, depending on the amount of submental fat you want to eliminate. While you can return to your activities right after the procedure, you may experience some swelling and soreness in the area for some days after. Ice packs and oral pain medication are usually sufficient for managing any discomfort.
THE NEED FOR THREE
One of the greatest benefits of Kybella is that you can begin to see positive results even after your very first treatment session. Unfortunately, the quick progress prevents some of our patients from reaping the full advantage of the procedure. If they see improvement after one or even two treatment sessions, they often don’t return for the third set of injections. However, it is this third session that produces the full results.
The three treatment sessions should also be scheduled no less than one month apart to get the best possible results. Dr. Mashhadian will set your treatment program at your initial consultation, and it will be important to get to all of your appointments to enjoy the greatest value from your Kybella investment.
SCHEDULE YOUR KYBELLA TREATMENT NOW
Kybella will effectively eradicate submental fat, but the benefits are not immediate. Now is the time to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mashhadian to determine whether Kybella is the right choice for you. If it is, a commitment to your full treatment program will ensure the best possible outcome, with dramatic, permanent results to look forward to after your treatments are over.