A double chin can be an incredibly frustrating thing. It can make you look older or more filled out than you actually are, leaving you feeling self-conscious. But what if there was a way to eliminate your double chin all together? With Kybella, you can permanently remove your double chin with just a few treatments and minimal downtime. At The Aesthetic Clinique in Santa Rosa Beach, FL we can help feel more gorgeous and confident.
Kybella: How Quickly Does It Work?
While the results this treatment provides are effective and permanent, they’re not instant. It takes time for the treatment to start to work on the body, and it will most likely take a few sessions to see optimal results. The exact time will depend on the individual and their cosmetic goals. By better understanding Kybella and how it works, you’ll be able to make an informed decision as to whether this treatment is right for you.
What Is Kybella?
This is a prescription medicine used in adults to reduce submental fullness. It is a simple, effective method that uses small injections of the product to treat the area. It is FDA-approved, minimally invasive, and only requires a few sessions to see results as the double chin “melts away”, but leaves the rest of the face and décolletage unaffected. It’s becoming more and more popular, as it’s safe, effective, and permanent.
What Is Submental Fullness?
Submental fullness is that pocket of fat under your chin commonly referred to as a “double chin”. It can be one of the most difficult areas to eliminate fat on the entire body, as exercise doesn’t generally target it. It’s incredibly common yet very few cosmetic treatments address it directly.
It can be caused by several factors, including age, weight gain, and genetics. Perhaps your metabolism has slowed as you’ve aged, and as such you’ve put on weight around your chin. Or maybe you’ve been unhappy with your double chin for as long as you can remember.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This Kybella treatment utilizes an ingredient called deoxycholic acid. This is a molecule that is produced naturally in the body that aids in breaking down and absorbing dietary fat. It’s usually found in the gut, but in this case, it’s injected into the double chin, where it works the same way.
This treatment either destroys fat cells or shrinks them down. The fat cells that are destroyed leave the body over time through natural processes, and the cells that have shrunk release the fat they were storing. Amazingly, once fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good. That means they can no longer accumulate or store fat, so patients don’t need to worry about coming in for retreatment to maintain their new contoured chin.
Patients can rest easy knowing that deoxycholic acid is naturally produced in the body and no foreign substances are being injected into their bodies. Most bodies are incredibly tolerant of treatment, making it one of the safest ways to eliminate a double chin available.
How Long Do Results Last?
As stated above, this treatment destroys many fat cells permanently, so there’s no way that fat can be stored in that area anymore. The human body doesn’t create new fat cells after we’ve gone through adolescence, so you don’t have to worry that fat cells will suddenly appear and undo all your progress.
But some cells will shrink rather than break down entirely. These cells can still potentially store fat if weight is put on and expand. For this reason, patients need to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to preserve these permanent effects. Those who undergo treatment should be willing to stay active, eat well, and look after themselves to see optimal, lasting results.
What Will My Treatment Be Like?
You’ll come in for a consultation where we’ll discuss your medical history and any medication you might be on, including over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements, and vitamins. We’ll talk about what your cosmetic goals are and what chin profile you’re hoping to obtain.
It’s important that you understand how Kybella works and have realistic expectations about what results in you’ll be able to achieve. We’ll then customize a treatment regime specifically for you based on your desired chin profile. This will include how many treatments you’ll need to undergo, and how many injections you’ll be receiving.
You most likely won’t need to do any preparation before treatment – just book your appointment! If there are any additional steps to be taken, our team will talk you through them.
This treatment is performed in-house by one of our expert team members, who may mark down the injection areas and possibly numb the injection site. They will then make a series of injections into the targeted area. The exact number of injections will depend on the individual, as will the number of vials used. The needle used is incredibly thin, and most patients report a painless, comfortable experience.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Treatment generally lasts between twenty minutes and half an hour, though this can fluctuate. Whatever the exact number, you know it will be quick! For this reason, patients can fit it into even the busiest schedules.
What Will the Recovery Period Be Like?
Impressively, this treatment requires no recovery. Unlike liposuction and other invasive cosmetic procedures, patients can get on with their days immediately following their appointment. Because there’s no anesthetic used, patients can take themselves to and from appointments, and head straight back to work or life afterward.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
Your customized treatment plan will outline how many sessions you’ll need specifically. It’s likely that the more submental fullness there is, the more treatments you’ll have to come in for. most patients require at least two, and the maximum amount we’ll recommend is six. Because they’re so short, these are easily slotted into patients’ day-to-day lives.
How Quickly Does Kybella Work?
Because this treatment involves destroying fat cells and then flushing them out of the body, it can take a while for the results to become noticeable. Some patients report seeing some results after two to four weeks following their first treatment. These results become more prominent after a few sessions, and many patients start to optimal real results after two to four treatments.
Sessions are usually spaced about a month apart. This means the maximum time it could take to see optimal results in six months.
Why Do People Seek Out This Treatment?
According to a 2014 study done by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 68% of people say they’re bothered by fullness under the chin and are just as bothered by this as they are by lines and wrinkles on their face.
A double chin can make people feel very self-conscious about how they look. Many find that it makes it look like they’re carrying extra weight, or has the appearance of sagging skin that ages them up. If you’re always worried about holding yourself in a way that doesn’t emphasize your double chin, it can affect the way you talk, laugh, smile, and pose for photos. This can be exhausting and a waste of your mental energy.
After a double chin has disappeared, many people are excited to find a sharper jawline and a more contoured face waiting underneath. Patients report feeling younger, happier, and less self-conscious. No longer do they have to think about how they’re holding their face – they can know that they’re looking great, and feel free and in control of their body.
Does This Treatment Really Work?
In clinical trials, 79% of patients treated with this product reported satisfaction with their appearance and were pleased with how their face and chin looked. So while it may seem like something that can melt away a double chin is too good to be true, it’s proven to be incredibly effective!
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Because deoxycholic acid is found naturally in the body, it’s safe for the majority of people interested in treatment. Patients who lead a healthy lifestyle are especially good candidates for this treatment, as this makes maintaining results easier. They also have the time and patience to come in for multiple sessions and see results over a few months.
Anyone on medication, particularly those that can cause blood clotting, will need to talk to our team about whether this treatment will work for them. If not, we offer a variety of alternatives that can still be highly effective. It’s also not suitable for those under the age of 18, or those who are pregnant or planning on falling pregnant.
It’s also worth noting that this treatment is not a weight loss solution. It cosmetic and designed to target the appearance of a double chin, not “burn calories” or address health concerns. It also can’t target sagging skin caused by a loss of elasticity – it has to be dealing with actual fat cells.
What Are the Alternatives to Kybella?
If it turns out that this treatment isn’t going to work for you, you’re in luck. Here at The Aesthetic Clinique, we have a range of treatments to address submental fullness. And it’s not all facelifts or “going under the knife” – we offer minimally invasive, effective ways of reducing your double chin.
Injectable Treatments and Dermal Fillers
If you’ve found that your double chin isn’t being caused by fat, but rather by sagging skin, then injectables may work effectively for you. These are injections of product that restore volume into the face and jawline, lifting the targeted area and encouraging the production of collagen.
One of our signature treatments, ReJAWvenation, is designed specifically to correct changes to the neck caused by age. Fillers are used to creating more pronounced jawlines and support lower face soft tissues. It’s also male and female-specific, so the resulting shape can be either more masculine or more feminine.
This contouring procedure gets rid of stubborn fat around the face using radiofrequency energy. It uses a cannula to deliver radiofrequency beneath the skin, liquifying fat and promoting collagen contractions. It’s especially effective on jowls and the lower face.
These are just some of the options available. During your consultation, we can talk through everything in more detail and decide what will work best for you.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Are you ready to say goodbye to your double chin and achieve a more youthful, contoured jawline? Are you ready to feel less self-conscious and more comfortable in your skin? Then it might be time to try out Kybella. In just a few short sessions, you’ll be in love with your new look. And we can help you achieve it! Contact us at The Aesthetic Clinique in Santa Rosa Beach, FL today to schedule a consultation. We can’t wait to hear from you!