Many of us will first begin to notice the signs of aging around our necks and faces. No matter how well an individual eats or how often they exercise, it is nearly impossible to reduce excess fat and soft tissue from these areas of the body without professional help. These are some of the reasons that many patients have turned to Kybella™ to quickly and safely reduce the size of their double chin.
Where Do Double Chins Come From?
Unfortunately, there is no type of diet or amount of exercise that can specifically target excess fat around the chin. For the average patient, a double chin will develop when they grow older and their skin begins to lose some of its elasticity. Other patients will notice a double chin after gaining or losing a large amount of weight in a short period of time. Options such as neck lifts can be carried out to remove some of the soft tissue and fat, but these procedures often have a lengthy recovery time.
Understanding Kybella™ Injections
Kybella™ injections are made up of a substance known as deoxycholic acid. Our bodies produce this substance naturally, but studies have shown us that it can melt away fat in high enough doses. Currently, Kybella™ injections are only approved by the FDA for use on double chins. This acid essentially tells the body to begin melting away the fat as soon as it comes into contact with excess soft tissue.
Getting Ready for Your Treatment
Patients that are in relatively good health with no skin infections or previous surgeries around the injection sites will make the best candidates for this treatment. Also, one should be at a stable weight. We may also need to discuss your medical history and ensure that you have no issues that will affect the treatment.
Patients will be glad to hear that there is no recovery time after Kybella™ shots. This treatment is so advanced that the vast majority of patients do not require anesthesia and will be in and out of the office within a short time. Typical side effects may include redness and some bruising. While Kybella™ is not a permanent treatment option, patients that stay within a healthy weight range will often enjoy the results of their injections for a lengthy time.
If you have been looking for a solution to eliminate your double chin, you may be a candidate for Kybella™. Contact Las Vegas Laser & Lipo today to schedule an appointment.