Many people have some amount of submental fullness, better known as a “double chin,” and about 80 percent of them want to change this. If you want to improve your profile and reduce the fat below your chin, the new treatment Kybella could be your solution!
What is Kybella?
Kybella is the only injectable treatment approved by the FDA to help improve the appearance of a double chin (a.k.a. submental fullness) in adults. Kybella contains deoxycholic acid, which is found naturally in the body and helps break down and absorb dietary fat. This molecule essentially causes the fat cells to rupture, which then prompts your body to break them down naturally!
What can I expect from a Kybella treatment?
One Kybella treatment lasts only about 15 minutes! During this session, you will receive an average of 15-20 injections. Some patients may need more, depending on the amount of fullness in the treatment area. Sessions are spaced about 4 weeks apart, and most people see results after 2-4 treatments. After the injection, it can take a few days for Kybella to be fully absorbed, but there is no downtime—you can immediately resume all normal activities! The effects are long-lasting, too, and can last several years, depending on your lifestyle.
What else should I know about Kybella?
If you’re not convinced yet, how does a 95% satisfaction rating sound? Kybella treatments have been safely performed in rigorous tests involving thousands of volunteers. The treatment is only cleared for use under the chin, and not other areas of the body. You should consult with your doctor before receiving the treatment to make sure that the fullness under your chin is actually fat and not something more serious, such as an enlarged thyroid. Common side effects of a Kybella treatment include soreness, redness or swelling at the injection area—similar to receiving a vaccination.
If you want to improve your profile and are interested in trying Kybella, the experts at Palo Alto would love to talk to you! Contact us online or call 650.565.8683 to ask questions or schedule a consultation.