You no longer have to undergo a painful, risky surgery to get rid of that double chin. Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care offers Kybella, a non-surgical series of injections using a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. This acid is already found naturally in the body and dissolves unwanted fat when it is injected into the target site. Most people need 4 – 6 sessions to achieve optimal results, with every appointment taking under 30 minutes.
Many clients want to know why multiple sessions are needed if deoxycholic acid is dissolving fat. Bear in mind that once this fat is removed—whether by acid or liposuction—it is gone forever. This means that conservative measures must be taken in order to avoid over-correction. The results are not immediate. Deoxycholic acid takes about one month to fully dissolve fat cells and it is at this point that results can be seen.
Your injector is personally trained by Zuzana Likar to the highest of standards. They are committed to providing you with beautiful, natural-looking results, and this requires assessing progress about one month after each injection. This is the only way to ensure the best results. Over-correction can lead to an outcome that is arguably worse than a double chin. After every Kybella session, your injector will analyze the results and customize the next injection based on your progress.
How Kybella Works
Unlike dermal fillers and Botox, a single needle is not used for Kybella. Instead, a type of stamp device is used to inject multiple doses into the submental fat area. This minimizes discomfort and makes the process efficient and fast. After all, a double chin caused by fat encompasses a relatively large area. “Stamping” injections also allow for a cohesive, even approach to the treatment.
Kybella has been FDA-approved as a double chin treatment since 2005. Since that time, it has become a popular alternative to liposuction for treating unwanted fat in this area. In one clinical trial, the vast majority of people (82.4 percent) reported “significantly improved satisfaction” following their Kybella treatment. This trial also deemed Kybella “safe and effective.” Since deoxycholic acid already occurs naturally in the body, a synthetic version means there is little to no risk of an adverse reaction.
Is Kybella for You?
If you are an adult with moderate or severe fat underneath the chin, you might be a good candidate for Kybella. Many Kybella patients previously considered surgery (liposuction), but understandably want to avoid surgery and all the risks and downtime it entails. According to a 2015 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery survey, 67 percent of people in the U.S. are troubled by excess fat under their chin. Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable to treat an issue that plagues the majority of adults.
You do not have to be overweight to have a double chin. There are many factors that go into creating this common problem, including genetics, asymmetrical fat distribution, and a “weak” jawline or chin. Getting rid of a double chin improves not only aesthetics, but also confidence.
The Kybella Difference
If you are a good candidate for Kybella, little pre- and post-care is needed. During your appointment, your injector will mark the target sites and use a numbing agent and/or ice to maximize comfort. Most sessions require 20 – 50 injections in total, with the stamping device making these quick and easy. You do not need to do anything special following your treatment, though bear in mind that some redness and mild discomfort may persist in the first few days after your treatment. However, given the treatment site, any redness usually goes unnoticed by others.
Do you think that Kybella might be for you? Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care offers complimentary consultations on all procedures in a no-pressure environment. Kybella is best for those who are experiencing pronounced double chin issues and only removes fat—not excess skin. If you are struggling with a double chin caused by both fat and skin laxity, combining Kybella with a skin tightening treatment, such as laser skin rejuvenation, may be the best approach. Let’s work together to create a customized plan just for you, your skin, and your goals. Contact Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care today by calling the office or, for the quickest reply, simply complete the online form.