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Does your double chin that makes an appearance in every photo bother you? You’re not alone. Around 70% of Americans report having a problem with their neck region which makes them appear bulkier than they are? Kybella can help.

Getting a double chin is often part of gaining weight; however, other factors can contribute to the fat deposit in the neck region. Genetics and aging also play a critical role which unfortunately means your hard work at the gym won't help you get rid of the much dreaded bulky chin.

But on the positive side, there's great news for everyone who wants to eliminate stubborn chin fat and improve their neck's contour, and that's Kybella.

Kybella is the only FDA-approved non-invasive injectable treatment to help you with your double chin. The synthetic molecule mimics the functionality of one of the enzymes naturally found in the body. It helps destroy the fat cells under your chin to enjoy a sleeker profile.

Let’s delve into the details and find out what this phenomenal non-surgical treatment is all about.

Kybella – Overview

Kybella is the only FDA-approved non-surgical treatment that can help reduce fat under your chin. Sometimes these fat deposits under the chin can be attributed to obesity. However, there are other reasons why people may develop a double chin.

Genetics, excessive skin, and signs of aging can all play a role in developing a double chin. And when the cause of a double chin is other than excess weight, it's often difficult to get rid of it despite regular exercise and careful diet.

In such instances, the non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment Kybella can help.

The Double Chin Solution

Until recently, exercise was considered one of the best solutions for a double chin; however, with technological advancements, liposuction of the face emerged as a possible fix for a double chin. But the invasive treatment came with undesirable side effects, often discouraging individuals from opting for this solution.

Now, Kybella offers a promising solution that can help eliminate excess fat deposits in the neck region and help create a slimmer facial contour.

Considering a solution for double chin?

Below we look at some insightful details about Kybella so you can make an informed decision.

How Do Kybella Injections Work?

Kybella is a synthetic solution that’s made from deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the human body. Deoxycholic acid can be found in the bile acid and is secreted during digestion to help break down and absorb fat.

Since Kybella injections are made using deoxycholic acid, the injectable treatment is designed to destroy fat cells in the region where it is injected. Once the fat cells are destroyed, there's no space left for fat storage, and you can have a sleeker neck region with no fat deposits.

Is Kybella a Solution for Me?

If you’ve been dealing with a double chin and are looking for a solution, you may be wondering if Kybella makes the right choice for you or not.

The non-invasive treatment is designed for individuals struggling with fat deposits under their chin. While any healthy adult can receive this treatment, if you have an underlying medical condition, it's best to discuss your history with the aesthetic practitioner so you can assess the effectiveness of the treatment beforehand. Moreover, it will also help you receive treatment safely.

That said, Kybella may not be a safe solution for you if you:

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Are taking medications for blood clotting
  • Have any pre-existing medical condition that has affected your neck region.

Kybella Treatment – What to Expect

Kybella treatments are relatively quick and effective and require little preparation ahead of time.

You may be required to meet your practitioner at least once before the procedure so they are aware of your medical history and any medications that you may be taking which can interfere with blood clotting.

On the treatment day, you can expect the procedure to take less than 30 minutes. The treatment starts with the application of a local numbing agent followed by the administration of multiple injections (up to 50) right below the chin.

Many individuals who receive the treatment often complain about mild burning sensation or discomfort. However, it’s often not painful.

You can resume your normal, everyday activities following the treatment, and minimal post-treatment care is recommended. In case you experience soreness or discomfort, you can take an over-the-counter pain relieving medication to ease soreness. Moreover, it's best to avoid salty food for a day or two as it can contribute to swelling.

The Results

Remember, your double chin didn't appear overnight, so there's no magical solution to resolving this problem. You may require two to four treatment sessions before you can see the results, so the Kybella solution requires much patience.

Most patients benefit when they schedule multiple treatment sessions, with each session spaced in between, which gives time to your body to eliminate fat cells in the neck area and flush them out.

As the treatments progress, you'll notice the gradual results of the fat melting away from your neck region, restoring a more youthful facial contour appearance.

Potential Side Effects

There are minimal side effects of this non-invasive treatment. Typically individuals who receive the treatment experience mild swelling and discomfort that subsides on its own shortly. In case you experience persistent swelling, numbness, or pain, it's best to contact your practitioner, as there's a minimal risk of infection that usually clears up with the recommended dose of antibiotics.

Complications during this procedure are extremely rare and can be conveniently avoided by choosing an expert aesthetic practitioner.

The Bottom Line

Kybella is the latest non-invasive, FDA-approved solution for a double chin that can help individuals accomplish their beauty goals. The treatment is non-surgical, has minimal side effects, and has no downtime. And while you may require multiple treatment sessions before you see the results, all the benefits from a Kybella treatment make it worth trying, so you can look and feel your best.

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