It’s no secret many of us work hard to achieve our dream bodies only to have a stubborn double-chin getting in the way. What if we told you there was a treatment that is designed to tackle that exact problem using compounds naturally found in our bodies? Would you believe us? Deoxycholic acid (commercially known as Kybella ®) destroys fat cells for a permanent solution to the irritating double-chin drama!
How Does Kybella Work?
The Deoxycholic acid that occurs naturally in your body is there to break down and metabolize the fats you eat. Medspas take advantage of this compound’s natural ability by injecting Kybella ® straight into the trouble area(usually under the chin). This is used to dissolve that stubborn fat. Unlike other treatments, this procedure actually destroys fat cells. Subsequently, this provides a more permanent solution as fat won’t be able to restore at the site of injection.
This treatment isn’t magic however, as results are not drastic nor are they immediate. The good news is that the results stack on each other! Applying 3 to 4 treatments in the same area can make a huge impact! Especially for those struggling with stubborn chin and/or neck fat issues. Getting the recommended doses and number of treatments can give you the facial profile you’ve been dreaming of.
What To Know Going In
While prospective patients in their early 20’s and under may be considered a bit young by some professionals, at the end of the day, Kybella ® has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment for people from all walks of life who want to avoid invasive procedures like neck surgery or liposuction. The only real limitation to consider regarding Kybella® treatments is the patient’s health issues such as elevated blood pressure.
Kybella ® injections themselves cause hardly any pain or discomfort, and you can usually ask your medspa technician for topically applied anesthesia if it makes you more comfortable, but is not at all required.
It’s recommended to avoid any medications or supplements that thin the blood such as Aleve, ibuprofen, omega 3, and others. If in the worst case scenario you experience slight discomfort after your treatment, however, an over the counter pain reliever such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or even just an ice pack/cold compress will more than do the trick. Either way, always consult your doctor before choosing to discontinue any medications.
Like most fillers, Kybella ® has no downtime, meaning you can typically leave right after the procedure is over and the treatment would be virtually unnoticeable. There may be some slight swelling and/or discomfort, but if that’s the case you can be confident it’ll fade fairly quickly in a matter of days.
Kybella ® is quickly becoming the go-to treatment for stubborn chin fat. This is especially true for individuals who are looking for results without resorting to invasive procedures with significant downtime. If you’ve read this far and are feeling confident about the benefits Kybella ® can offer you, take a look at our listing for a medspa providing Kybella ® treatments.