Whether genetic or the result of gravity and aging, a double chin can negatively affect your appearance, detracting from more attractive features and causing unwanted self-consciousness and embarrassment. Often patients with double chins look much older than their years, and clothes tend to fit poorly.
This troublesome pocket of submental fat rarely responds to diet and exercise, and yet surgery may be too invasive of a solution for many. Thankfully, there is a safe, FDA-approved injectable intervention called Kybella, which expertly treats neck fat and helps to restore a shapely, tightened silhouette, all without surgery, liposuction or downtime.
How does Kybella work?
Kybella’s active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, a compound that occurs naturally in the human body and is responsible for fat breakdown and elimination. Once injected at key locations, the deoxycholic acid triggers cell death for the fat molecules, afterwards escorting them out of the body as part of its regular waste removal process.
Before the procedure, the patient may receive pain relief in the form of a topical anesthetic. Depending on your needs, and on what is discussed during consultation, our team will then administer anywhere from 15 to 50 Kybella injections. On average, the entire treatment takes less than 30 minutes to complete. To achieve best results, several follow up sessions are required, with improvements seen in stages.