No one wants to have a double chin. When you look in the mirror and realize that you are developing a double chin, it can be heart wrenching. There are surgical options that are available for getting rid of a double chin, but not all of them are safe and often include some type of discomfort. Do you want a safe, reliable, and pain-free way to get rid of your double chin? Then KYBELLA®, a drug recently approved by the FDA, may be exactly what you need. KYBELLA® can help remove your double chin in a non-surgical way. Not only can it help improve your physical well-being, but it may be able to help restore your confidence in yourself, which will have a positive effect on your entire life. The following are five things you should know about KYBELLA®.
KYBELLA® is an Injectable
KYBELLA® is administered as an injectable. A series of injections will be made underneath your chin. The number of injections that you need and their location will be laid out in advance by your physician. The number of injections will depend on the size and shape of the submental fat underneath your chin. KYBELLA® is designed to get rid of the excess fat that is causing you to have an unpleasant facial appearance. This treatment is made up primarily of deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a substance that is naturally found in the human body and is responsible for fat removal.
How it Works
When it is injected underneath your chin, the deoxycholic acid immediately goes to work and begins to destroy fat cells. As the fat cells are destroyed, the fat that they hold inside of them is released. When the fatty content is released and the cells die and become cellular debris, your body’s lymphatic system kicks into gear and removes the cellular debris and the fatty material. Eventually, the fat is removed from your body via your natural waste removal process.
The Safety of KYBELLA®
KYBELLA® is exceptionally safe. Most patients experience no side effects, and those who do only experience minimal side effects that disappear quickly. After treatment you should be able to go right back to your everyday activities without any interruption in your schedule.
Patients will need multiple injections. Each session should last around 30 minutes. The amount of KYBELLA® injected is roughly one teaspoon. Since KYBELLA® permanently destroys the fat cells in the treated area, the results last for years. Once the treatment is done, it is unlikely that you will need follow-up treatments.