Doubles may be great for a game of tennis or cocktails, but a double is a loathsome and frustrating thing to have associated with your chin. A double chin is one of the most common facial imperfections that we hear patients discuss at our Miami-Coconut Grove aesthetic dermatology clinic. It is also one of the hardest problems to fix on your own, even if you eat the healthiest diet and exercise regularly. Fortunately, we offer a safe, effective, minimally invasive treatment that can dramatically improve the appearance of a double chin without needing to resort to invasive surgery or liposuction.
Kybella is a revolutionary, FDA-approved treatment that can dramatically improve the profile and appearance of moderate to severe fat accumulation below the skin. As we age, many of us develop this kind of fat deposit – called submental fat – because of our genes, which means that a fix is hard to come by naturally.
How Does Kybella Fix Double Chins?
Deoxycholic acid is a natural compound found in human bile which helps break down fat we consume by destroying fat cell membranes. Kybella is a synthetic version of this fat-destroying compound which works on the subcutaneous fat cells under the chin. It kills fat cells which are then naturally eliminated by your body, along with the injected Kybella, over the course of several weeks while surrounding tissues remain unaffected.
The number of Kybella treatments and injections you will need depends on the amount of submental fat you want to lose and the chin profile you desire. One to five treatments is typically required, with each session involving the injection of one to two vials of Kybella. These sessions, which last approximately five to ten minutes, are usually scheduled about a month apart.
After receiving a Kybella injection, common side effects can include temporary swelling, numbness, pain, redness, bruising, and areas of hardness in the treated area. Any swelling typically peaks at 24 hours after the treatment and can last from two days to three weeks.
Since Kybella completely disintegrates fat cells, the effects should be permanent. Retreatment is typically not required, and many patients see visible contouring on their chin after just two treatments.
Call Dr. Busso Today to Learn More About Kybella and Whether It Is Right for You
Kybella is terrific, safe, and effective, but it is unfortunately not right for everyone. To learn more about Kybella and to see if you are a candidate for this treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mariano Busso today. Dr. Busso was among the first physicians in the United States to introduce to patients to Kybella after it obtained FDA approval, and has coached physicians all over the country on his innovative techniques and quality of care.
Call Dr. Busso today at 305-857-0144 to schedule your consultation and learn how we can help make your double chin fade away.