Excess fat beneath the chin and in the upper neck area can make you look both older and heavier than you actually are. Unfortunately, you cannot spot reduce this fat by dieting or working out.
Diet and exercise will only produce uniform fat loss across your entire body and will not sculpt the face or improve overall facial balance.
The good news is that you don’t have to undergo an invasive surgery in order to get rid of your double chin. An innovative and FDA-approved medicine called Kybella™ can be used to quickly melt submental fat away.
What is Kybella™?
Based on an acid that is naturally present within the body called deoxycholic acid, Kybella™ is both safe and effective. This is an injectable solution that is placed directly into the targeted fat deposits.
Deoxycholic acid has the ability to both absorb and melt fat, making it the ideal way to eliminate a double chin without surgery.
Unlike lipo-sculpting which typically entails an extended recovery period, Kybella™ does not require any significant healing time or time away from normal activities.
What to Expect with a Kybella™ Treatment
Given that Kybella™ injections do not require any cutting or tissue removal, the treatment process is both fast.
During your consultation appointment, the provider will assess the location and amount of excess submental fat that you have. A specific number of Kybella™ injections will be recommended for eliminating your double chin.
Up to six treatments or more may be required in order to produce the desired results, with each treatment scheduled several months apart.
As each Kybella™ injection takes effect, you’ll see a gradual but noticeable reduction in the fullness of your lower face and the amount of fat in the under-chin area and at the upper neck.
Why Kybella™ is Preferable to Lipo-Sculpting
Until Kybella™ received FDA-approval in 2015, people had limited options for treating their double chins. This was especially true for consumers who were seeking low-risk and relatively non-invasive ways to resolve this cosmetic issue.
In the past, lipo-sculpting was the preferred method for creating facial balance and eliminate excess fullness and roundness at the bottom of the face. Lipo-sculpting procedures, however, require time away from work and other activities for healing.
Due to the invasive nature of liposuction procedures, there are also a number of risks involved. Kybella™ is far different. No incisions are made at any time during these treatments.
People can expect to experience moderate redness and some swelling in the injection areas but are usually fine to resume their normal activities shortly after their procedures are completed. Contact Las Vegas Laser & Lipo today to schedule a consultation.