That Pesky Double Chin!
Are you someone who tends to carry a bit of extra fat around your face
—specifically on your chin?
Even with diet and exercise, there are many men and women who have a hard time getting the slim and sculpted chin and jawline they desire. At Face & Body Group we often see both men and women who come into our practice wanting to combat their “double chin” without plastic surgery or liposuction. A double chin is also referred to as “submental fullness.” It occurs underneath the chin yet above the neck, and is an aesthetic concern as it can make patients look heavier and older. In many cases, it may be caused by genetics, but it can also be made more noticeable by weight gain or aging. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery completed a survey and found that approximately 68 percent of adult individuals are bothered by their “double chin.”
Many people have tried chin exercises, creams, and oils, and have seen little to no results, until now. Kybella® (deoxycholic acid) is a new FDA approved treatment to help dissolve moderate-to-severe fat below the chin.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin by physically destroying fat cells. Kybella® (deoxycholic acid) is a manmade form of a substance your body makes that helps to absorb fats. Deoxycholic acid works by destroying fat cells, contouring and reducing the appearance of a double chin allowing patients to see dramatic results without plastic surgery.
How many treatments will I need?
A complimentary consultation will determine if Kybella® is an appropriate option for you and customize your treatment program. The number of treatments you will need based is based on your desired chin profile. Most people will need 2-4 Kybella® treatments to get to full correction. We will be able to let you know how many treatments you will likely need. Treatments usually are spaced at 6 -8 weeks apart. During this consultation the total cost of your Kybella® treatments will be thoroughly explained and payment options, including financing with Care Credit, will be presented and you will be given a written estimate for your Kybella® treatments. No worries about hidden costs or surprise charges at Face & Body Group!
What is the Treatment Process?
At Face & Body Group, Kybella® most patients will be in and out of our office shortly with treatments taking about 30 minutes. Your chin area is first cleaned with a cleansing wipe. A topical numbing cream is applied and your chin will be wrapped with plastic wrap to increase the effectiveness of the lidocaine cream. It takes about 45 minutes for the numbing cream to work. During this time you we will explain your post treatment instructions, you can schedule your two week follow up visit and take care of payments so that you can leave promptly after your treatment is completed.
Kybella® is injected in a specific manner to avoid salivary glands, muscles, lymph nodes, and the marginal mandibular nerve. After your skin is numb, we will carefully mark the area to be injected with a skin marking pencil to make certain that Kybella® is injected into the correct area. The next step is having the temporary tattoo grid applied to the treatment area. This is just like a child's tattoo and is easily removed.
We will use a tiny needle to inject the Kybella® into specific points in the treatment area. Since the area is numb, this part isn't painful. To further reduce discomfort, a Zimmer cooling device is used to blow cold air on the treatment area.
The tattoo is then washed off, and you are ready to go about your day.
Kybella® on Rachel Ray
What are the potential side effects and risks of Kybella®?
Like any injectable, treatment with Kybella® carries a low risk of infection. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. The potential risks and side effects will be discussed during your consultation prior to receiving Kybella® .
How long is the recovery with Kybella®?
Kybella® is a non-invasive procedure with a relatively fast recovery time. Ice packs and Tylenol (Acetaminophen) will relieve swelling and redness patients may experience at the injection sites. Typical recovery time is two to four days. The ideal time to schedule this procedure is at LEAST 2 weeks before a big event.
Why choose Face & Body Group for Kybella®?
At Face & Body Group, we deliver medical excellence & an outstanding treatment experience customized for you.
It’s a quick, nonsurgical procedure, taking about 15-20 minutes to perform. Many patients experience visible results and chin contouring in 2 to 4 treatments, while some may need up to 6, spaced 6 – 8 weeks apart.
Lasting results. Kybella® destroys fat cells when it’s injected into the fat under your chin. Once you achieve your desired appearance, you won’t have to repeat the procedure.
To enhance and tighten skin, 3 – EndyMed Pro 3-Deep® treatments are included with each Kybella®treatment series.
High patient satisfaction. 79% of Kybella® patients are satisfied with their new look, feel happier and younger, and have higher self-esteem.
If you want to address your double chin and avoid liposuction and plastic surgery, contact the professionals at Face & Body Group and book a consultation appointment to find out if Kybella® is right for you.
Face & Body Group has this and many other cosmetic services available for new and existing patients in our community.
For a New Chin before Spring Break, call 770-427-1454 today for your complimentary Kybella® consultation!