Stubborn fat doesn’t just appear on the body; it can settle below the chin and result in submental fullness or a double chin. You can reach your weight loss goals, be in near perfect shape, yet still suffer from a double chin. At The Aesthetic Clinique in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, we know that a double chin can impact your confidence, which is why we offer Kybella, an effective cosmetic injectable that can eliminate your double chin for good.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is a prescription cosmetic injectable that is FDA approved to treat supplemental fullness, the technical term for a double chin. Those with moderate to severe pockets of fat beneath their chin, along their jawline, and in the upper neck area can benefit from this cosmetic injectable. It is the first and only treatment of its kind that has been approved to safely and effectively target stubborn fat and eliminate it for good.
How Does It Work?
This cosmetic injectable is so effective because it uses a synthetic form of a substance that the body uses naturally to break down fat. The main ingredient in this injectable is deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule found in the body that helps absorb and break down dietary fat.
When the synthetic form of deoxycholic acid is administered to the area beneath the chin, it immediately targets and destroys those fat cells. The body then responds by eliminating those fat cells through natural processes.
Facing the Facts
If you have a double chin, you are not alone. 68% of individuals have some form of a double chin, and it affects their confidence. A double chin is very hard to treat, just like any other area with stubborn fat. You can diet, exercise, live a healthy lifestyle, and even reach your ideal body weight but still have that double chin.
If this describes you, you may be a good candidate for this cosmetic injectable. It can do what your diet and fitness routine have been unable to and can help safely sculpt and contour your jawline and chin profile so that you can feel good about how you look.
Customizing Your Treatment
A sculpted jawline is one of the hallmarks of both beauty and youth. At The Aesthetic Clinique, Dr. Weiner performs a signature treatment called reJAWvenation. This treatment is specifically designed to enhance your jawline and help you achieve a sculpted facial profile.
As you age, your bone structure and facial fat distribution change. As a result, your jawline can look less defined, you can develop a double chin, and jowls may appear in the lower portion of your face. If you’ve noticed that your jawline, chin profile, and upper neck look less youthful than they used to, this treatment can restore your youth. It can:
- Restore lost volume to the area
- Tighten the skin
- Remove unwanted fat cells below the chin
reJAWvenation is a treatment that combines Kybella, dermal fillers, and Genius, a skin tightening treatment, to treat the signs of aging along the jawline, on the neck, and below the chin. This treatment can be completely customized to each patient’s needs.
Some patients may only need dermal fillers, while others will benefit from all three of these treatments combined. Dr. Weiner typically recommends that patients undergo two to three treatments with one month between each to achieve the best results. If you’re interested in this treatment, be sure to ask about reJAWvenation during your initial Kybella consultation to see if you qualify as a good treatment candidate.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Some benefit from one or two Kybella treatments; others need more based on the degree of submental fullness that affects their appearance. During your consultation, we will evaluate your area of concern and help determine the total number of treatments you’ll need to achieve your goals. Patients can schedule up to six injection appointments total, with one month between each. On average, it takes anywhere from two to four treatments to achieve the best results.
How Does the Treatment Process Work?
The first step in the treatment process is your initial consultation. We will evaluate your area of concern and learn more about your aesthetic goals and your medical history. It’s important that you inform us about any prescription or over-the-counter medication you are currently taking, as well as any supplements. Specifically, we need to know if you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications.
As soon as we confirm that this option is right for you, we can create your treatment plan, begin the treatment process, and schedule your first appointment. We will learn more about how you want your chin profile to look and determine the total number of treatments you’ll need to achieve those results.
The Injection Process
When you come in for your appointment, your injector will clean the treatment area and then administer a series of injections in precise locations to help target your submental fullness. The appointment will only take a few minutes, and then you can go about your day.
Is It Safe?
Kybella is a safe and effective way to eliminate a double chin. It’s been studied and proven to be an effective option for those who can’t target submental fullness by changing their diet or adjusting their exercise routine.
We will review your medical history during your initial consultation to confirm that this treatment is the right option for you. This injectable is a safe way to treat submental fullness, but its safety or efficacy has not been proven when treating other areas of the body.
Are the Results Permanent?
Once you undergo treatment and deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in this injectable, destroys your fat cells, your body will eliminate them, and they won’t return. As an adult, you cannot grow new fat cells.
Once your body eliminates the destroyed fat cells, they will be gone for good. Any remaining cells in the area could expand if you gain weight post-treatment. The results are permanent, but you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle to maintain those results.
Will It Look Like I Had Something Done?
Once you begin treatment, you won’t notice immediate results. Your initial injection will begin destroying those fat cells, but it will take your body a few months to eliminate them.
Because your results will appear gradually and naturally over time, you’ll never at any point look as though you went and had something done. You don’t even have to tell anyone if you don’t want to. You will look more sculpted and contoured, but your appearance will change slowly.
Will I Need Follow-Up Treatments?
After you complete the recommended number of injection appointments, you won’t need any follow-up treatments. Undergoing the number of treatments recommended by our experts will help effectively target your area of concern. You won’t need to schedule follow-up treatments down the road.
Is There Any Downtime?
One of the many benefits of Kybella is that there is no downtime. This injectable is a completely non-surgical treatment that can destroy fat cells and help you sculpt and define your chin profile.
Can I Combine It With Other Treatments?
Beginning treatment with this injectable will not affect your ability to undergo other cosmetic treatments. Depending on which other areas of your face you want to treat, we may be able to perform multiple cosmetic injections during one appointment. We can use Kybella during the reJAWvenation treatment alongside other injectables and a skin tightening treatment to rejuvenate your entire jawline.
Am I a Candidate?
If you want to permanently eliminate stubborn fat below the chin without undergoing an invasive surgical procedure to do so, you may be the perfect candidate for this cosmetic injectable. Some patients will not qualify for treatment, including pregnant and nursing women, those using certain blood-thinning medications, and those with an active infection in their treatment area.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation
If you’re ready to transform your jawline and eliminate your double chin for good, this injectable can help you achieve a sculpted jawline in just a few quick treatments. Contact us today at The Aesthetic Clinique in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, and schedule your initial consultation.