Double chins are common. PR Newswire reports that as many as 70% of Americans have them. It may be a frustrating thing to see in the mirror, however, especially since many people don’t know that there’s a solution for double chins: Kybella injections.
At Rejuvené MD, we offer Kybella injections for double chin removal so that you can achieve the profile you want. Read more about Kybella and how it can help.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is a minimally invasive, non-surgical option for the treatment of fat under the chin.
People who have a double chin, or submental fat, have an added layer of fatty tissue under their jaw. It’s something that men and women of any age can have, and it does not mean that you are overweight. Extra fat layers can occur because of genetics as well as age.
As you get older, the levels of elastin and collagen in your body decrease. Collagen and elastin are proteins your body creates for many reasons, including keeping your skin firm. When production slows, you may start to see sagging skin, which exacerbates the look of a double chin.
Kybella injections use deoxycholic acid to target the fat cells under your chin. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring acid in your body that helps with breaking down and absorbing dietary fat. When you get Kybella, the acid breaks down the fat cells under your chin, and your body eliminates them through your lymphatic system.
Once Kybella destroys fat cells, they do not return.
The best candidates for Kybella injections for double chin removal are people who are in good health, who have submental fat, who do not want to undergo surgical procedures, and who have realistic expectations.
You may not be a good candidate for Kybella if you:
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have serious medical conditions
- Have low skin elasticity
- Have a weak chin bone (microgenia)
- Have neck muscle issues
- Have unrealistic expectations
If you’re not an ideal candidate, we can work with you to find alternative treatments so you can achieve your goals.
What Benefits Does Kybella Offer?
Until now, there were not many options to help you deal with a double chin. Most people had to undergo surgical procedures like liposuction or perform countless chin exercises, only to see few results. Kybella allows you to get the look you want in a minimally invasive manner.
With Kybella, you do not have to worry about long recovery periods or having to take time off work.
Kybella also works with your body’s lymphatic system, allowing it to get rid of fat cells in a gradual manner. This means that you will get natural-looking results.
Once your body gets rid of these fat cells, the results are permanent unless you gain a lot of weight.
How to Prepare for Kybella
To get Kybella injections, you first have to set up a consultation with us. We will ask you questions about your goals, your medical history, and any medications or supplements you take.
During this consultation, you can ask us every question you have about the procedure and what to expect. If you have had cosmetic procedures in the past, let us know about them as well.
If we think you are a good candidate for Kybella, we’ll schedule your treatment. To prepare, we’ll ask you to stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen, and any other blood-thinning medications. This list also includes supplements like fish oil and St. John’s Wort. Remember to always consult with your GP before stopping medication.
You also want to avoid alcohol, especially wine, and drink lots of water. It’s important that you do not exercise right after the injections, so you should get your workout in before your appointment.
For men with beards, shaving the treatment area is also necessary.
Kybella Injections and Aftercare
Come to your appointment with a clean face. This means not wearing makeup, lotions, or even sunscreen. We will always cleanse the treatment area before beginning. We can administer a topical anesthetic, or we can place ice packs on the treatment area.
You can expect anywhere from 20 to 50 injections under your chin. We will discuss how many you may need during your consultation.
The process is fast, and you can return to your day within half an hour.
You want to avoid massaging, rubbing, or scratching the treatment area for at least three days after your injections. Continue avoiding blood-thinning medications for a few more days, and make sure to sleep with your head elevated for three to five days.
Drink lots of water in the few days after the injections to help your body eliminate the fat cells, and avoid strenuous exercise, extreme heat, and sun exposure for at least three days.
It is also a good idea to wait to get any other cosmetic treatments on your chin, such as injectables, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.
Most people need more than one Kybella session to achieve the results they want. For many people, six sessions spread out over six months is the right choice.
Get Kybella in El Paso, TX
You no longer have to feel frustrated at seeing your double chin. With Kybella injections, you can get natural results without having to worry about long recovery periods.
At Rejuvené MD in El Paso, TX, we provide cosmetic injectables to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. We offer everything from fillers and neuromodulators to laser and light treatments. Whatever your cosmetic concerns may be, we can help. Make an appointment with us today to learn more.