Having excess fat under your chin can prevent you from feeling happy about how you look. Many people’s double chins make them look older and heavier than they really are. Fortunately, medical advances allow people to improve their double chins quickly and easily. At Precision MD in Elk Grove, California, we can reduce your double chin and give you a sleeker profile with Kybella. Read on to learn how this wonderful treatment can change your look.
Kybella FAQs: What Happens During a Treatment Session?
What Will My Treatment Session Be Like?
In the past, people often had to go through complicated procedures to reduce their double chins. Those days are long over. Kybella uses an injectable product to reduce fat under your chin. This process is non-invasive. Your appointments will be quick and easy, so there’s no need to be nervous as you begin your treatment session.
Beginning Your Treatment
We will begin your treatment by taking photographs of your chin. These photographs will help us analyze your progress. Once your treatment is complete, you’ll be thrilled to see how attractive you look when you compare yourself to these “Before” images.
Preparing for Your Injections
Next, we will administer a numbing agent under your chin. This agent will help you stay comfortable during your treatment. As the agent is numbing your treatment area, we will select your injection sites.
Receiving Your Injections
After you are numb, we will inject the product into your treatment area. Performing these injections is quick and simple. Most people are comfortable during this process. Since everyone is unique, the length of your treatment session will vary.
Why Do I Have a Double Chin?
A double chin is one of the most frustrating features that a person can have. In fact, 67% of people in a survey said that the fat under their chins bothered them. A person can develop a double chin, which scientists call submental fullness, for a variety of reasons.
Gaining weight can increase your chances of developing a double chin. If you eat lots of processed foods and excess calories, you may be more likely to gain unwanted fat under your chin.
The Aging Process
As people age, their skin becomes less elastic. Decreased elasticity can make your skin sag and loosen. Loose, sagging skin can cause you to develop a prominent double chin.
Your genes play a large role in the appearance of your chin. Double chins can run in families. This means that if either of your parents has a double chin, you may be more likely to have one as well. Developing a double chin due to genetic issues can be very upsetting. If you have a genetic predisposition to a double chin, you may develop excess fat in this area, even if you are very fit and active. Further, your double chin may not respond to diet or exercise.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This innovative treatment allows people to reduce their double chins in a safe, efficient manner. This injectable product uses synthetic deoxycholic acid to eliminate fat cells in your double chin. Deoxycholic acid is a substance that your body naturally produces. This acid helps you process food by destroying fat cell membranes in your digestive tract.
Destroying Fat Cells
In addition to breaking down fat cells in your digestive tract, deoxycholic acid can reduce fat in other places on your body. Once we inject the product into your target area, the acid will dissolve the fat cells in your double chin. These fat cells will then become cellular debris.
Removing the Dead Cells
Your body will gradually eliminate these dead cells using natural processes. It will take several weeks for specialized cells to clear this fat from your body. Your body will also process and eliminate the deoxycholic acid in the injectable product.
What Are the Differences Between Kybella and Other Injectable Treatments?
This innovative treatment is very different from other injectable products.
Many other injectable products are used to smooth your skin and reduce your wrinkles. Botox, one of the most well-known injectable treatments, reduces frown lines, crow’s feet, and other wrinkles by relaxing your muscles. Similarly, there are a variety of Restylane products that can smooth wrinkles and plump your lips. These products provide temporary results. You’ll need to have repeated injections to maintain the benefits of your treatment.
Kybella is different. Rather than plumping your skin or reducing the appearance of your wrinkles, this injectable product reduces fat cells in a targeted area. Once it has eliminated the fat cells, they are gone for good. Unlike other injectable treatments, this method does not require you to receive touch-up sessions once you have completed your treatment plan.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment?
Since this treatment is so easy, you don’t need to do very much to prepare for your appointment. That said, there are some simple steps and rules that may help you achieve better results. In particular, we may advise you not to take certain medicines, like acetaminophen or ibuprofen, before your appointment. Further, we will advise you not to get this treatment right before a special event like a vacation or a wedding.
Is This Treatment Safe?
This is a proven treatment with a well-established safety profile. People have been using this treatment to reduce their double chins since the FDA approved this product for that purpose in 2015. Further, healthcare professionals have extensively studied this treatment. In fact, this treatment has been analyzed in a global clinical development program that included over twenty studies. Over 1,600 people received this injectable product during these studies.
Does This Treatment Have Proven Results?
Having doubts about this method’s ability to achieve beneficial results is natural. After all, a non-invasive treatment that can permanently reduce your double chin sounds almost too good to be true. But you can feel confident when you use this treatment to address your double chin. There is ample scientific evidence showing that this treatment can provide people with noticeable results.
In clinical studies, many patients experienced noticeable improvements in their double chins after they received two to four treatment sessions. Further, over 82% of patients in a clinical study were much happier with their appearance after they received this treatment.
A Big Impact
It’s no surprise patients are happy with the results of this treatment. Although your chin is a small area of your body, it has a very large impact on your overall appearance. You’ll be very pleased when you see how different you look after your double chin is reduced.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
This technique is extremely popular because it provides permanent results. It’s a great option for people who want to achieve a lasting improvement that really changes their appearance. That said, you may need to receive several treatments. You may see a noticeable reduction in your double chin after your second session. Many people will receive two to six treatments to obtain their target look. We will usually suggest that you wait for about six weeks between each treatment session.
A Customized Process
Your treatment schedule will depend on the condition of your double chin, the look that you are trying to achieve, and other factors. During your initial consultation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan for you.
What Will My Recovery Be Like?
Many people worry that they’ll have to take weeks off from their jobs or other responsibilities to recover from this treatment. This is inaccurate. This fat reduction method is very easy and gentle on your body. Most people have minimal downtime after they receive their injections. During your initial consultation, we will give you more information about what to expect during your recovery process. We will also advise you about any steps you should take to help your body heal after your injections.
Can I Buy This Injectable Product Online?
You can’t buy this injectable product yourself. You need to work with a professional medical provider to receive this treatment. We have training and experience using this product to reduce people’s double chins and improve their profiles. We will use these skills to administer our injections precisely. You’ll be amazed at how attractive you look once you see the full benefits of this treatment.
Will I Need Touch-Up Sessions?
Your treatment will be complete once you have finished all of your sessions. The injectable product permanently removes your fat cells. This means that these fat cells are gone forever. You will not need to schedule maintenance sessions to keep up your new look.
That said, many people achieve the most optimal results when they eat a healthy diet and adopt an exercise regime after their treatment is complete. In fact, many people feel more motivated to follow a healthy lifestyle when they see how attractive they look without a double chin.
What Are the Differences Between This Treatment and Liposuction?
Kybella and liposuction can both reduce your double chin. However, these fat reduction options use different techniques and work in different ways.
Injectable Treatment Sessions
Kybella uses an injectable product to destroy fat cells in your target area. Once your fat cells are destroyed, your body will gradually remove them through natural processes. People typically need multiple sessions to obtain their desired results.
A Fat Reduction Procedure
During liposuction, your medical provider will use a thin tube to suction excess fat out of your target area. People often need only one liposuction session to achieve their desired change.
Making a Choice
Each of these treatments has unique benefits. During your initial consultation, we will examine your double chin and talk about your goals and preferences. We will use this information to help you decide which treatment is best for you.
Is This Treatment a Good Choice for Me?
This is a fantastic treatment that is suitable for a wide range of people who want to reduce their double chins. In particular, this treatment is ideal for people who want to avoid an invasive procedure with significant recovery time. Further, people who have double chins due to genetic issues often achieve fantastic results with this treatment.
People With Specific Conditions
People with specific health conditions may not be suitable candidates for this treatment. For instance, you should not receive this treatment if you have an infection in your target area. Further, you should discuss all of your health conditions with your healthcare provider. You should also tell them what medicines, herbal supplements, and vitamins that you are taking.
Try It for Yourself
Are you ready to get the sleek, attractive profile that you’ve always dreamed of? You can reduce your double chin and enhance your profile with Kybella. To learn more about this wonderful treatment, contact us at Precision MD in Elk Grove, California for an initial consultation today.