I think one thing we can all agree on is that as the years go by, “things” aka body parts tend to drop. Some parts more noticeable than others…
Such as your under chin dropping, or dare I say, doubling?
Now, for some of us, a “double chin” can be a hereditary trait. But for others, this can be caused by age, diet, and lifestyle.
Luckily, there are ways to reverse this seemingly inescapable curse!
In this day and age, the options for aesthetic enhancements and anti-aging are endless, but there is only a small pool of options when it comes to treating our under chin fat that don’t include invasive surgeries.
One of those options is Kybella.
Kybella is a product produced by Allergan, an American pharmaceutical company that specializes in aesthetics which you may have already heard of if not used. These products include the infamous Botox, Juvederm, and CoolSculpting!
SO WHAT IS KYBELLA?
Kybella is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin, also called the “double chin”.
Permanently destroys fat cells in the treated area
Improves the chin profile
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable that improves the appearance of double chins caused by weight gain, genetics, and aging. Kybella is a man-made form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring material that helps the body absorb fat. Treatment with Kybella is fast, requires little downtime, and destroys fat cells permanently.
Kybella destroys the membranes of the cells that store fat. Once these cells are destroyed, they can no longer store fat. The body’s natural healing and elimination processes take over, and in about four to six weeks, your fat deposits are dramatically reduced or eliminated.
In clinical trials used by the FDA, even those patients who gained weight after Kybella injectables did not see their fatty areas return.
WHAT ALTERNATIVES ARE THERE?
The other alternative to a non injectable treatment yet still permanent fat removal is Coolsculpting. First things first: CoolSculpting is described as a “fat-freezing fat reduction” procedure. It’s noninvasive and has very little downtime. Scientifically known as cryolipolysis, the process involves using a vacuum-like applicator to suction targeted areas of fat. Then it deep-freezes your fat cells, which eventually causes them to die and be naturally expelled via your lymphatic system. Yes, it is exactly as it sounds!
A difference you can find between CoolSculpting and Kybella is that it is actually difficult to be considered a “good” candidate for CoolSculpting especially for the chin because there has to be enough fat or surface area for the CoolSculpting applicator to suction to. Kybella can treat even very small pockets of fat that Coolsculpting can’t reach.
So the question is, which one should you choose? Let us make it easier for you.
If you have a busy schedule, opt for kybella. The treatment takes close to 30 minutes compared to potentially up to two hours of CoolSculpting.
Scared of needles? Skip Kybella and go for Coolsculpting!
And as we mentioned above, sometimes smaller pockets of fat cannot fit into the CoolSculpting device, making Kybella the option for you!
IS KYBELLA RIGHT FOR YOU?
You’re bothered (unhappy, self-conscious, embarrassed) by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness
You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are
You don’t want to have surgery
You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR APPOINTMENT
One of our providers will determine the number of treatments you may need based on:
How much fullness is beneath your chin
Your aesthetic goals
Each treatment takes no longer than 15 to 20 minutes on average to administer not including prep and post treatment care
Over the course of one month, the fat melts away and is naturally flushed from the body.
Once recovered/healed from the initial Kybella treatment, patients may opt for more treatments
Each treatment is 1 month apart!
HOW DOES IT FEEL?
Now the swelling you’ll experience is no joke. You will quite literally resemble a bullfrog following treatment, Swelling typically peaks at 24 hours post-treatment and will decrease gradually after this time. Swelling can last from two days to three weeks. Although intimidating, swelling is actually a good thing and means that swelling in potential future treatments won’t be as extreme!
There may also be bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness (which can feel lumpy, or like small nodules, caused by swelling) in the treatment area. All of these should be temporary.
The process itself can take weeks to months to see full results which can be discouraging at first, but once the time has passed, the good news is that those fat cells are not coming back and there is no upkeep or future maintenance treatments necessary!
SHOULD YOU START NOW?
100%! There is no time like the present and we mean that! With summer approaching, there will be countless social gatherings, vacations, wedding season continuing on throughout the fall and so many other reasons to be out of the house!
Don’t feel self-conscious any longer about something that is totally treatable with such a quick and easy appointment!
Now through the end of April we are offering $500/vial of Kybella