It is just a little pudge under the chin – how much can it really affect your appearance? More than you might think. Moderate to severe double chin adds visual pounds to your weight and years to your face. It keeps many women in turtleneck tops and scarves and makes shirt-and-tie guys uncomfortable on work days. Kybella injection treatment at EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center in Bend, OR can change all of that.
In the human body, deoxycholic or cholanoic acid is produced as a by-product of liver function to emulsify fats so that they may be absorbed by intestines. Kybella injection treatment puts that natural power to work dissolving unwanted fat beneath the chin.
The deoxycholic acid used in Kybella is not derived from human or animal sources. It is a synthetic version made to stringent purity standards in a clinical laboratory. The product is injected into 20 or more precise points under the chin in a treatment session that takes about 20 minutes. A series (usually four-six) of injections, scheduled about a month apart, is recommended.
Kybella is well-tolerated, since skin is prepared with a topical numbing agent before treatment begins. There is generally no downtime. You may return to work or other activities, although some patients experience temporary redness, swelling, numbness, and tenderness at injection sites.
Over the course of several months, Kybella destroys fat cells in the targeted area, and the fat is harmlessly metabolized through the lymphatic system, along with other toxins and waste. Once fat cells are treated, they cannot continue to store lipids, so improvement is indefinite. If skin beneath the chin later becomes lax due to aging, it can be treated with various non-surgical skin tightening treatments available at EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center.
Kybella is very effective in reducing submental fat for a trimmer, toned front appearance and profile. In a clinical trial, 82.4 percent of participants had significant improvement and were very satisfied with the outcome.
You are probably a good candidate for Kybella if you:
While excess weight may add to the appearance of double chin, submental fat – like other stubborn fat deposits – is often a product of heredity. Even slim people can have extra tissue beneath the chin. Spot reduction anywhere on the body is virtually impossible to accomplish through diet or exercise. Though the internet has plenty of DIY solutions that may provide minor and temporary skin tightening improvement, real results come from within.
With Kybella injection treatment at EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center you can have a more youthful, defined chin and neck. Call (541) 303-9155 to schedule a consultation at our Bend, OR office.