Are you noticing a fat accumulation under your chin and feeling self-conscious about it?
You are not alone!
A survey conducted in 2015 by the American Society For Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), concluded that 67% of adults with double chins are bothered about this fat accumulation. 35% of the survey respondents reported that they shy away from photos and avoid face time and video chats because of a double chin. 29% of men revealed they grew a beard just to hide their double chin.
Professional photographers agree, saying that double chins are the most common facial issues that affects a beautiful portrait. But you already know this if your selfies show your double chin making you feel less than confident about how you appear to the world in real life and in your social media profiles.
We have a solution, one that does not involve any invasive surgery or much down time.
It’s called Kybella.
We’ll explain Kybella in a Q&A format so you can quickly get answers to your questions about this FDA-approved injectable treatment:
Q: Why do we develop double chins even if we are not overweight?
A: Double chins, known as `submental fullness’, can be due to genetics or aging. You don’t have to be overweight to develop fullness under your chin even though the presence of excess fat in the body is a principal cause.
Q: What is Kybella?
A: Kybella is a prescription medication used on adults to reduce or eliminate the double chin area, which accumulates submental fat.
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxyholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, which causes a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.
Q: How is Kybella administered?
A: Treatment with Kybella can only be administered by trained specialists. You will receive multiple small injections under your chin. The number varies depending on how much fat is accumulated in that area.
Q: How long does the treatment take?
A: Approximately 15-20 minutes.
Q: Will I need to get the treatment again?
A: Once destroyed, these cells will be naturally eliminated by the body, so further treatment is not expected once you reach you desired goal.
Q: How long does it take to see the results?
A: “Kybella works, works well and works every time.,” says Dr Bryan McIntosh. “There is no better non-surgical permanent removal of fat.” Most people see visible results after 2 to 4 treatments with Kybella. The number of treatments vary depending on individual cases.
Q: Who should refrain from using Kybella?
A: Anyone who has an infection in the double chin area should not have the treatment. Your doctor will advise you on when you are ready to proceed.
Feeling excited about the prospect of losing your double chin and tightening your facial appearance?
Call us at 425-420-2663, if you live in Seattle/Bellevue, or schedule an appointment by clicking HERE.