Kybella is the number one injectable treatment for removing a double chin, but what can you expect from treatment? On the surface, it may seem like a complicated process, but treatment is fast, safe, and completely straightforward. The staff at ProMD Health in Baltimore, MD are experts at delivering the fat-removing results you want with this treatment.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is a non-surgical, FDA-approved injectable to remove a double chin. The powerful serum is made from synthetic deoxycholic acid that mimics the same substance that occurs naturally in the human body. In its natural state, deoxycholic acid breaks down digestive fats. When injected during treatment, it is effective for targeting unwanted fat cells and instructing the body to remove them.
Living with a double chin can feel incredibly frustrating. Unlike other parts of the body, there isn’t an effective way to conceal extra fat around the jawline, especially in the summer. A sculpted jawline is almost always associated with youth, and a double chin can make people feel older than they want.
What Is a Double Chin?
Submental fat, colloquially referred to as a double chin, is usually the result of genetics, weight gain, smoking, posture, or aging. If you developed a double chin after gaining weight, it might go away if you lose weight. Many people have a double chin that diet and exercise won’t remove, however.
A non-preventable double chin, caused by hereditary factors or age, can impact the way you feel about yourself. In the past, liposuction alone could remove the excess fat in the chin and neck responsible for the double chin look. Although effective, liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure that requires taking time off from work or other activities–something many people don’t have the luxury of doing.
How Long Has It Been Around?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this treatment in 2015 for double chin removal after extensive clinical trials. This treatment swiftly became the premier treatment for removing submental fat. Treatment times are fast, and you don’t have to clear your schedule to wave goodbye to your double chin.
How Does Kybella Work?
Fat cells create bulging under the chin. When injected, the active ingredient deoxycholic acid targets unwanted fat under the chin. The injectable interacts with the fat cells to break them down. As it destroys the fat cells, they become small enough for the body to eliminate them through its natural waste elimination system.
Your body metabolizes all fat cells impacted during treatment, and they will never return. Even if you gain a moderate amount of weight, you are unlikely to regain a double chin. Only with extreme weight gain do you risk having a double chin again. However, the specific cells destroyed during treatment will have already left your body.
What Can I Expect from Kybella Treatment?
In the last several years, this treatment has quickly gained attention for its power to remove a double chin without the hassle of surgery safely. Below we walk you through everything you can expect from treatment.
The first step is to visit us for a free consultation. During your consultation, we discuss your concerns with the look of your double chin and assess your eligibility for treatment. You don’t have to do anything to prepare for our initial meeting. Please be prepared to discuss your cosmetic goals and your medical history.
After you and your doctor determine that this treatment is right for you, we schedule an appointment for treatment. We may ask you to stop taking any medication that could thin your blood. Some common medications you may need to avoid include ibuprofen, aspirin, and some supplements. Blood-thinning medications increase the likelihood of bruising from treatment.
During your session, we apply a topical numbing agent to increase your comfort during treatment. We sometimes use the numbing agent in combination with ice packs or local anesthesia. We evaluate every patient’s needs on a case-by-case basis, and your doctor determines the best treatment protocol for you.
We administer the serum in a series of injections into your target region. Each session lasts between 20 and 30 minutes, on average, depending on the treatment area.
After Your Session
You are free to return to your routine immediately after treatment with a few minor restrictions. We’ll discuss this more in-depth during your consultation.
You don’t need anyone to drive you to or from your appointment if you don’t want anyone to know you’ve received treatment. It is safe for you to drive yourself. Many patients return to work immediately after their session.
Your treatment results appear gradually over the next few weeks following your appointment. Many patients prefer these gradual results over an immediate change because they look more natural. You will notice the full effects of each session about four weeks after your appointment.
Only Available Through Trained Professionals
Specialists must undergo functional training to administer this treatment. To get the best results with no hiccups, only receive treatment from qualified injectors like those at ProMD Health in Maryland.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
How many sessions you’ll need depends on the treatment area and your cosmetic goals. Some patients are happy with the results after just one session. Other patients prefer multiple sessions to achieve their desired look.
All results achieved during your treatment session are permanent, and the fat cells never return. You will need to wait at least one month after a session to book another session to ensure the most accurate results.
Once you are satisfied with your jawline’s look, it’s unnecessary to have any further follow-up visits. Schedule a free consultation with us to receive more information about how many sessions you must get to achieve the profile you want.
What Are the Benefits of Kybella?
By now, you know this revolutionary treatment removes fat pockets from under the chin, but the benefits go beyond the obvious. Find out what millions of patients worldwide have already discovered from using this incredible injectable.
With this treatment, you won’t contend with the risks and inconveniences posed by an operation. Let’s face it; elective surgery isn’t for everyone. If you’d prefer to skip incisions and general anesthesia, this treatment to remove submental fat is the best option for you. You receive the same fantastic results as liposuction without undergoing cosmetic surgery.
The definitive authority on cosmetic products in the U.S. deems this treatment safe. Before receiving the FDA’s seal of approval, this treatment had to undergo extensive research and testing to ensure its safety. This treatment is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for the removal of a double chin.
Permanently Removes Fat Cells
Your body eliminates all treatment-targeted fat forever after treatment. You don’t have to worry about the fat pocket under your chin returning after treatment. The reason for this is simple: fat cells are static. After around age 18, your body stops producing new fat cells. Fat cells can expand or contract, but they can’t multiply after the cut-off date.
If you have tried to reduce chin fat through diet and exercise without success, your fat cells are probably genetic or age-related. In these cases, nothing except cosmetic treatment can remove the fat cells causing your double chin. After treatment, the actual number of fat cells in your jawline changes permanently. With fewer overall fat cells, even moderate weight gain won’t create substantial bulging in your neck region.
Fast Appointment Times
You can fit a session in on your lunch break. If you’re like most people in our modern world, your schedule can’t accommodate lengthy appointment times or long waits. With this treatment, you are in-and-out of our offices in less time than it takes to visit the post office. Most sessions last under 30 minutes, and many sessions only last around 20 minutes.
After your session, you can resume most of your regular activities. Unlike with liposuction, you won’t have to clear your schedule to receive treatment. Most patients feel excited that they took empowering action to improve their appearance after treatment.
Results from treatment appear gradually over time, which makes it a most discreet experience. There’s no shame in receiving a cosmetic treatment, but many patients don’t want to advertise it.
People will undoubtedly notice your stunning results, but they won’t think you achieved them through an injectable. The steady progress toward your new look mimics results achieved through diet and exercise. By opting for treatment with effects that manifest slowly over time, the changes appear in the most organic way imaginable.
Don’t be surprised if you hold your head up higher after treatment. One of the most profound perks of removing your double chin is the newfound confidence it ushers into your life. Your face is usually the first impression you make on others, and extra fat under the chin often obscures facial features.
Patients often notice that they like their image in the mirror or photos much more after receiving treatment. You can have the refined silhouette you want by creating a more youthful jawline.
Suitable for All Genders
Anyone can reap the benefits of this injectable for a double chin. Extra fat around the jawline doesn’t discriminate based on gender, and neither does this powerful treatment. We’ve treated adults of all ages and genders who share the common desire to sculpt their profile.
Pairs Well With Other Injectables
You can use this treatment with other injectables like Botox and dermal fillers. If you seek a more pronounced change in your appearance, pairing this treatment with other injectables can help.
Other treatments, like dermal fillers and Botox, can erase other visible signs of aging. Speak with your specialist to discover which treatments are best to achieve your desired results. We’ll create a custom treatment plan just for you.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Treatment?
Anyone dissatisfied with the way they look because of a double chin could be ideal for treatment. Ideal candidates are over 18, in good health, and want to avoid surgical procedures. Some patients visit us after double chin surgery to refine their results or make minor adjustments to their profile.
Most patients qualify for treatment. We must ask you a few questions about your general health to determine if this treatment is right for you. Schedule a consultation with us to find out if you are a candidate for treatment. We’ll listen to your concerns and discuss your treatment options. Only during an in-person meeting can we determine your eligibility and help you understand what results you can expect.
Schedule a Consultation
You can expect fast treatment times, safety, no downtime, and incredible results from your Kybella session. Contact us today at ProMD Health in Baltimore, MD to schedule your initial consultation. We can help you remove your double chin for good.