A double chin can be one of the trickiest cosmetic concerns on the entire body. Not only is it incredibly hard to get rid of using techniques like diet and exercise, but it can make a person look heavier or older than they really are. But now there’s Kybella, a game-changing cosmetic treatment that eliminates a double chin entirely. It’s available here at Priority You MD in Clearwater, FL, so if you’re curious about how this treatment could change your life, read on.
What Areas Can Be Treated With Kybella?
What makes this treatment so unique and impressive is that it’s been specifically designed to treat “submental fullness”, AKA a double chin. It involves breaking down and destroying fat cells, and can be used safely around the jawline because it’s isolated from any important tissue or organs. Using it in other areas could pose a risk to important cells that your body needs to function properly. Our patients feel comforted by the singular utility of this product: it does one job and does it brilliantly!
So What Is Kybella?
We know it’s specifically designed for the chin, but there’s a whole lot more to this incredible treatment. It’s a series of injections full of product that, when sent to submental fullness, immediately gets to work breaking down fat cells. Many of them lose fluid and shrink to a smaller size, and some are destroyed altogether. The waste from these destroyed cells leaves the body in the weeks after treatment via excretion, and the double chin diminishes.
The product we inject contains something called deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule we produce in our bodies to aid digestion. Essentially, it works in the stomach to break down the fat we consume. In this treatment, a synthetic version of the molecule has been ingeniously repurposed to break down the fat cells in submental fullness instead! Patients love that because deoxycholic acid is naturally occurring in the body, there’s a very low risk of allergies or bad reactions associated with this treatment.
Why Do I Have a Double Chin?
It can be hard to figure out what exactly causes submental fullness. Genetics plays a major role, which is why some people feel like they’ve had a double chin for as long as they can remember. Others may find they’ve developed one as they’ve gotten older. This is likely because as we age, our metabolism slows, which means we gain weight easier and struggle to lose it. Lifestyle factors like tobacco and alcohol consumption may be to blame as well. But while it may be hard to pinpoint the cause, it’s easy to pinpoint a brilliant solution.
What Will Treatment Be Like?
The first step of this treatment is to come in to talk to us about your cosmetic concerns and what you’re hoping to get out of treatment. We’ll make sure this treatment is going to effectively deal with your concerns, and if not, we’ll happily suggest some fantastic alternatives that we offer here at Priority You MD. This is also our chance to go through your medical history and medications you might be on to ensure you’re a healthy eligible candidate for treatment.
We perform this Kybella treatment in-house, following along with the unique treatment plan we’ve drawn up that’s based on your aesthetic concerns. We’ll ask that you come in with a clean face and neck that’s free from any kind of product, including sunscreen. This is so there’s no risk of any foreign substances contaminating the needle as it’s being injected. We may begin by applying a topical numbing cream to the treatment area so that you experience minimal discomfort.
Then it’s time for the injections, which are performed with a very fine, thin needle that many patients report they can’t even feel. We’ll make several injections to the submental fullness. How many you’ll need will depend on the thickness of the skin and the amount of fat being carried. Generally, this process takes around fifteen minutes. Many patients require three or four sessions to achieve optimal results, but they’ll all be as quick and convenient as the first, so it’s not a hassle!
What Is the Recovery Period Like?
Amazingly, there’s no recovery period required for Kybella. Patients can carry on with their daily routine afterward, still going to work or doing chores. No anesthetic is used, so you can also drive yourself to and from your appointment. Extreme heat and sun exposure is discouraged immediately after Kybella treatment, so we may ask that you stay out of harsh sunlight and avoid saunas for a few days. It won’t be anything life-altering though, and you’ll quickly be back to normal life.
How Quickly Will I See the Results?
One of the perks of this treatment is that results develop gradually in an incredibly natural-looking way. This is because the destroyed fat cells and fluids have to leave the body via metabolic processes, which can take up to two weeks depending on how your body functions. This is great for patients who want to keep the details of their treatment private. After these two weeks, you’ll be able to enjoy a beautifully sculpted jawline, which will only get more refined with every session following.
How Long Can I Enjoy Results For?
The human body is incapable of producing new fat cells after adolescence, which means that when fat cells are destroyed in this treatment, they’re gone for good! But since some cells only shrink down without being destroyed, there’s a chance you could undo some of the effects of treatment if these cells expanded as the result of weight gain. Because of how this treatment works, this weight gain could look uneven and patchy. For this reason, patients are encouraged to maintain a consistent weight following treatment.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
It Can Make You Look Slimmer
Many people who have a slender figure still struggle with submental fullness. This can be incredibly frustrating, particularly if they’ve put in the work to exercise and lose weight and still aren’t seeing the results. In a world that’s filled with video calls and selfies, it’s natural to want your face and neck to reflect how the rest of your body looks! This treatment can do just that, affording the patient a flattering jawline that’s more in keeping with the rest of their body.
And Younger, Too
As mentioned above, age is often tied to weight gain. We’re used to seeing jowls and softer jawlines on older people, so a double chin can significantly age a person up. Sharper, refined jawlines are more associated with youth, as the skin is still supple and taut and hasn’t started to sag yet. This treatment can shave years off a person, making them look like the age they are again. Some of our patients walk away looking even younger!
Stop Worrying About How You Look
If you’re feeling self-conscious about your double chin, you might be spending your whole life worrying about it. Is it visible when you’re talking? Laughing? Are you posing a certain way in photos to make sure it’s not visible? No one should spend their lives burdened with these thoughts. Many of our patients feel renewed confidence and freedom after treatment, finally feeling like they can sit comfortably in their bodies and knowing they look gorgeous without having to think about it.
Am I a Suitable Candidate for This Treatment?
A double chin doesn’t discriminate against age, skin tone, weight, or gender. If you’re dealing with any of the problems mentioned above and you’re ready to make a change, a consultation is a great first step. We may determine you’re ineligible for treatment based on factors like medical history, pregnancy status, or just aesthetic concerns. If this is the case, we’ll happily talk you through some alternative cosmetic treatments we offer that will better suit you.
Are You Ready To Feel More Confident and Gorgeous?
If you’re sick of stressing about posing for photos, not looking your age, or exercising tirelessly without seeing results, then you’re probably fed up with your submental fullness. Kybella can offer unbelievable, permanent results that make patients around the world look younger and more sculpted, and feel more beautiful. Our team will be thrilled to help you on your cosmetic journey. To schedule a consultation, call us now at Priority You MD in Clearwater, FL, today.