Most people in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, and elsewhere want to look their best. And there is nothing wrong with that. One problem that affects many individuals is the dreaded double chin. Thankfully, it’s not possible to get rid of a double chin with a simple, non-surgical treatment called Kybella®.
What is so frustrating about a double chin is that there is really nothing you can do to make it go away. There are no chin-specific exercises that you can do to tone up the submental fat underneath your face. And what’s even more frustrating is that because of the submental fat, you may look older or you may look fatter than what you really are. Maybe you have seen this with yourself time and time again. When people look at you, they think you’re heavier than what you are because of the facial fullness that you have.
Previously, the number one option for addressing unwanted chin fat was to get liposuction. But a lot of people who have had liposuction underneath their chin have been left with less than stellar results. The fear of having a botched surgery on your face may be what has kept you from looking into liposuction in the past. But if you have a double chin, it’s likely that you want to get rid of it.
This is where Kybella® comes into the picture. Kybella® is an injectable product that has been designed to treat the pockets of fat underneath your chin. It is designed to dissolve fat cells via a simple injectable treatment.
Kybella® is a non-surgical procedure, which means there is little to no recovery time. Also, there is little to no risk. This product is the only injectable that has been approved by the FDA to be used in this capacity.
Kybella® uses deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a salt that is naturally found in the human body. Its purpose is to help the body digest fat. During this treatment, a form of deoxycholic acid is used to break down the fat underneath your chin by safely destroying the fat cell membranes.
Once the fat cells are destroyed, your body sees them as debris. Your lymphatic system starts to kick in, and these destroyed fat cells are eventually flushed out of your body. The same is true with the deoxycholic acid. Your body metabolizes it, breaks it down, and then removes it as waste. In the weeks following the treatment, you will start to notice as your double chin disappears.