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Double Chin? No Problem..!

Posted on 06. Nov, 2015 by in Cosmetic Treatments, Esthetics, Skin Care, Skin Conditions

Double Chin? No problem – you can now improve your profile without surgery!

Introducing Kybella, the first and only FDA approved nonsurgical treatment that improves the appearance of submental fullness – or “double chin”.

What is submental fullness? Submental fullness is a accumulation of fat under the chin area. Men and women both experience this condition. Some people are prone to the condition due to genetics. Others will experience it due to age and weight gain. Until now the most common method of removing this fat was liposuction and/or surgery.

Kybella is a injection that destroys the fat cells. The active ingredient is deoxycholic acid. This is a molecule that occurs naturally in the body that helps to breakdown and absorb fat. The session takes about 15 minutes and there is very minimal social downtime. The submental area under the chin is carefully marked so that the injections are precise. There is a mild prick followed by a warm sensation that may last up to one hour.  The common side effects after the injection are swelling and redness at the site. A over-the-counter pain-reliever will be suggested before injections and ice may be applied after treatment.

Each case is treated individually and a treatment plan is customized to your needs. 2-4 treatments of Kybella may be needed to reach optimal correction. You will need to wait 4 weeks between treatments. Once the fat cells are destroyed beneath the chin, they will not be able to store fat there again.

Sheryl neck

Before Kybella

sheryl neck after

After 4 week injection

All signs of a double chin are gone – all without any incisions, stitches or recovery time!

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