Fat underneath the chin is often times prone to be resistant to diet and exercise in certain individuals. This can be an annoyance because it can prematurely age the face and make it look unbalanced. If you are experiencing this issue, KYBELLA® treatment provided by Chicagoland Aesthetics, could help you receive the results you desire. The goal with KYBELLA® is to get rid of the fat right under the chin, so you have a better cervicomental angle. This is desirable to many because the angle of the neck makes a big difference in the perception of our face.
What Is KYBELLA®
It is the first and only non-surgical treatment approved by the FDA to treat fat underneath the chin, otherwise known as “double chin” or submental fat. KYBELLA®, also known as deoxycholic acid, is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps with the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once, destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
What To Expect
KYBELLA® is administered as an injection into the fat tissue in the submental area. It is a minimally invasive treatment requiring no downtime. Treatment sessions typically last 20 minutes, and a package of 5 treatments is recommended. During your treatment sessions, we will administer KYBELLA® into the fat under your chin using multiple injections. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. 66% of KYBELLA® treated patients experienced at least a 1-grade composite improvement after 5 treatments, according to KYBELLA® clinical trial results. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart.
Who Can Benefit
Anyone looking to reduce the fat underneath their chin or “double chin”, as long as they have no infection in the treatment area. Chicagoland Aesthetics will work with you to customize your KYBELLA® treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile.
Potential Side Effects
The safety profile of KYBELLA® is well characterized. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness around the treatment area. KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the law that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness. It is important to understand the risks to ensure you choose the right surgeon. To learn more about our KYBELLA® treatment, please call Chicagoland Aesthetics today to schedule an appointment.