No matter how strict your diet is or how much you exercise, it can be very hard to get rid of the excess fat in the chin area that creates the look of a double chin. This area of the body is known to accumulate stubborn fat and does not respond to typical weight loss methods well.

Up until very recently the only sure way to remove a double chin was through plastic surgery. The procedure involved incisions that would remove the unwanted skin and fat and then everything would be closed back in place.

Thanks to innovations in cosmetic treatments, your no longer need to worry about highly invasive surgical methods. The innovative treatment known as kybella can help eliminate excess fat in the chin area with a simple injection.

What Is Kybella And How Does It Work?

Kybella is an FDA approved, injectable treatment that targets the fat under the chin. The injections consist of synthetic deoxycholic acid which helps to dissolve fat.

Deoxycholic acid which is the main ingredient in Kybella is a bile acid which is derived from intestinal bacteria. Deoxycholic acid is a component in the body that helps in the breakdown and absorption of fat during digestion. Based on this function the synthetic form of the acid has been developed to break down the fat in the area it’s injected in.

During the procedure, Kybella is injected into the targeted area. You can ask your doctor or cosmetologist about a topical numbing agent, or use ice to ease any discomfort from the injection.

The deoxycholic acid will start to break down the fat cells so that they can no longer store fat in the area under the chin. Kybella injections have been found to be a safe alternative to surgery.

Healthy adults who are unhappy with fat accumulation under the chin can consider Kybella. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are advised not to undergo the procedure. If you suffer from skin allergies or have an infection in the treatment area, it is best to postpone the treatment until these issues subside. Your doctor can advise you during a consultation.

Make sure to tell your doctor about any ongoing medical conditions you might suffer from or if you are on any medications.

How Often Does The Treatment Have To Be Repeated?

Unlike other cosmetic treatments like Botox or dermal fillers, the results of Kybella are permanent. Once destroyed, the fat cells will not be able to store fat under your chin again. The number of injections required to achieve your desired results will depend on your individual case. Your doctor will guide you through the entire process to help you reach your aesthetic goals.

Things To Keep In Mind When Planning For Kybella

Kybella is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure that requires precision and care. It should be done by a skilled and experienced medical professional who has a history of performing the treatment with success.

Contact Our Office

Contact our office to learn more about the kybella treatment with Dr. Joseph Thornton and get the perfectly sculpted profile you desire. It is a safe and effective treatment that will get you fast results.