If your double chin is causing you distress just know you are not alone! A recent study conducted by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery revealed 67 percent of the population is dissatisfied with submental fat affecting the chin and neck areas. Unfortunately, this type of fat is very stubborn and often does not respond to diet and exercise. Traditionally, submental fat was treated with liposuction; an unlikely option for those looking to avoid the potential risks associated with surgery and anesthesia.
Kybella, which was launched in early 2015 by Allergen the makers of Botox is a revolutionary non-invasive procedure that eliminates submental fat quickly and painlessly. Kybella contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring bile acid produced by the liver to aid in the digestion of fat. Once injected into the affected area it will permanently destroy the fat cells causing your double chin to melt away!
At Skintology Cosmedical Aesthetics our expert physicians have undergone extensive training to perform Kybella. The procedure involves placing a temporary grid marker on your chin as a guide to deliver multiple injections. The procedure is very straightforward and will last no more than 30 minutes. We have found most patients require 2 to 3 treatments and will experience dramatic results within 8 weeks.
When considering Kybella it is important to fully understand the side effects associated with the procedure which include swelling, bruising, redness and discomfort. At Skintology we recommend all of our patients plan their schedules to allow for some downtime after the procedure. If you are interested in Kybella to eliminate your double chin call us for more information.