Developing a double chin can be an extremely frustrating experience. Since your genetics play a large role in the appearance of your profile, many people have double chins that they cannot improve on their own. Fortunately, you can reduce your double chin with Kybella. At SKNCraft in Houston, Texas, we use this injectable treatment to help people achieve a more attractive look.
How Does Kybella Eliminate Submental Fat?
Submental fat is a term that scientists use to describe fullness caused by excess fat under people’s chins. People also call this condition a double chin. Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that can permanently reduce the fullness under your chin and improve the appearance of your profile.
Removing Your Fat Cells
This treatment uses deoxycholic acid to eliminate fat under your chin. This is a substance that helps your body absorb and break down fat cells. Once we inject the product into your treatment area, it will eat away your fat cells.
Improving Your Double Chin
Over time, your body will process and remove these cells. Once you achieve the full benefits of this treatment, your double chin will be reduced. Your profile will be slimmer and more attractive.
Why Do I Have a Double Chin?
Many people develop excess fat under their chins. When these layers of fat become larger, they can wrinkle and fold. These wrinkles can make you appear to have extra chins. There are a variety of factors that can cause you to experience this upsetting change in your appearance.
Your genes affect the composition of your body. Your genes may influence where you store fat and how easily you gain weight. As a result, if your relatives have excess fat under their chins, you may be more likely to develop a double chin. In fact, people who are otherwise thin and fit can have double chins due to genetic issues.
The aging process can also increase your chances of experiencing a double chin. As you get older, your collagen production lessens. Collagen is a type of protein that helps your skin stay healthy and firm. As this protein declines, your skin may lose elasticity and sag. Sagging, loose skin can give you the appearance of a double chin.
Many people crane their necks while they use their cellphones and computers. Adopting this posture can cause the muscles in your chin and neck to become weaker. Your skin may also lose elasticity as your muscles weaken. These issues can cause you to develop a double chin over time.
You probably already know that weight gain plays a large role in the development of a double chin. When people put on weight, their excess fat often spreads throughout their bodies.
Changes in your weight can have a significant impact on the appearance of your face and profile. Excess weight on larger areas of your body, like your thighs or stomach, may not be immediately noticeable. Further, you can often minimize the appearance of weight gain in these areas with clothing. In contrast, gaining even a small amount of weight under your chin may cause you to develop a double chin that you can’t cover with clothing.
A Frustrating Challenge
Fixing your double chin can be extremely difficult. People cannot control their genes and their age, meaning people cannot alter many of the factors that cause them to have double chins. Even if you adopt a successful diet or exercise program, you cannot guarantee that you will lose fat in your target area.
Fortunately, this injectable product offers an easy solution to this issue. This fantastic treatment can effectively reduce fat in your target area and minimize the appearance of your double chin.
Is This Injectable Treatment Safe?
This is a well-studied, proven treatment. It has a fantastic safety record. It has been studied in over four years of clinical trials involving more than 1,500 patients. In 2015, all of the members of the FDA advisory committee voted to approve this treatment.
Can This Treatment Really Reduce My Double Chin?
It’s normal to be wary of a minimally invasive treatment that promises to permanently improve your double chin. But you should feel confident when you choose this method to enhance your appearance. Scientific evidence shows that this treatment can safely and effectively reduce fat in your target area. In fact, in one study, seventy-nine percent of patients who received this treatment said that they were satisfied with their appearance.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Unlike many other cosmetic treatments, this injectable product can permanently change your body. Once your body has processed the fat cells in your target area, they will be permanently eliminated. Even better, this treatment will continue to benefit you even if you gain weight. This is because you will have fewer fat cells in your target area once your treatment is complete. Accordingly, this area of your body will not gain as much fat as other places on your body.
What Will My Treatment Be Like?
This is a simple, out-patient treatment. You’ll receive your injections in our comfortable office in Houston, Texas. We will use topical anesthesia to help you remain comfortable during this process. We will use a small needle to inject the product into your target area. We will administer these injections in a grid-like pattern.
A Quick Appointment
This process is very quick and easy. Most people’s treatments take about twenty to thirty minutes. Many people find that their injection sessions become even more comfortable as they progress through their treatment plans.
How Long Does It Take to Recover From This Treatment?
One of the main benefits of this injectable treatment is how easy the recovery process is. In general, you can return to your job and other responsibilities following your treatment.
Although you will usually have minimal downtime after your treatment, you may need to avoid certain activities for a few days. For instance, we may advise you not to engage in rigorous exercise right after your appointment. Further, since your body will need time to renew itself, you shouldn’t receive this treatment right before an important event like a wedding or vacation.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
Everyone’s face and neck are unique. As a result, your treatment schedule will vary. In particular, the amount of fat that you have in your target area will affect the number of treatment sessions that you need. That said, most people need two to five treatments to achieve optimal results. Some people will need six treatments. We will wait at least a month between each treatment.
When Will I See a Reduction in My Double Chin?
It takes your body some time to process your fat cells. People will start to see positive changes in their double chins in the weeks that follow their treatments. Many people see the full effect of their injections three months after they complete their treatment plans.
What Are the Differences Between This Treatment and Other Injectable Products?
This treatment is very different than other injectable products.
Many injectable treatments, such as Botox, are not intended to help you reduce unwanted fat. Instead, these injectable products can smooth your wrinkles and fine lines. These products work by temporarily relaxing your muscles. Although they are very effective and safe, they do not provide permanent results. You will need to receive regular maintenance treatments to keep up your new look.
Other injectable products, such as Juvéderm, add volume to your face and fill in your wrinkles. Many of these dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid to increase your body’s production of collagen. Stimulating your body to produce more of this protein can make your skin appear more attractive and youthful. Although Juvéderm is a fantastic way to improve your skin, it does not provide permanent results. As your body processes the filler, your skin will return to its previous appearance.
Kybella is different. Instead of temporarily filling in wrinkles or adding volume to your face, it will destroy your fat cells. Your body will permanently remove these cells from your target area. As a result, this treatment, unlike other injectable products, does not require touch-up appointments. Once your treatment is complete, you will not need to receive further injections.
Can This Treatment Minimize My Double Chin Before a Special Event?
Many people want to reduce their double chins before a significant life event like a wedding, college reunion, or other celebration. Since your double chin has a large impact on your appearance, minimizing this issue may improve your happiness and confidence on your important day. For instance, you might feel more beautiful in your wedding dress. You may also be less nervous when you see old friends at a reunion.
Scheduling Your Treatments
Most people require a series of treatment sessions to achieve optimal results from this product. Further, your body will need time to renew itself and eliminate your fat cells. As a result, you should begin your treatment plan well before your special event. During your initial consultation, we can discuss the anticipated length of your treatment plan. We can develop a schedule that will allow you to complete your treatment before your important event.
Who Should I Choose to Administer This Treatment?
It’s important to receive this treatment from a trained healthcare professional. We have extensive experience providing this treatment in an effective manner. In fact, Sabrina Mercer RN, BSN was one of the first people who learned how to administer this injectable treatment to patients. You can feel confident when you receive this treatment from us.
Who Can Use This Treatment?
This is a fantastic option for adults who want to achieve a more attractive profile. Many people have successfully used this product to permanently reduce their double chins. However, this product is not for everyone.
This treatment is not designed for pregnant or breastfeeding women. You should tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
People With Health Conditions
You cannot receive this treatment while you have an infection in your target area. You should also discuss all of your health conditions with your medical provider, including any conditions that affect your neck area.
Making a Choice
During our initial meeting, we’ll examine your double chin and talk about your overall health. We will use this information to decide whether you are a suitable candidate for this treatment.
Try It for Yourself
You don’t have to accept your double chin. Receiving your fat and achieving a slimmer profile is easy with Kybella. To learn more about how this treatment can help you, contact us at SKNCraft in Houston, Texas for an initial consultation today.