As much as we try, we can’t control the exact places our bodies gain and lose fat. No matter how much we diet and exercise, there are aspects of our faces and figures that won’t change naturally. One of the most frustrating areas that stubborn fat can remain is under the chin. Fortunately, there are non-surgical options to reduce the look of a double chin.
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Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin
At FacesFirst we offer a treatment called Kybella, which is designed to reduce the fat deposits that create the appearance of a double chin. The treatment produces natural looking results, and leaves patients looking and feeling thinner. Whether you’re getting ready for your wedding photos or just looking for a confidence boost, Kybella offers a solution to eliminating stubborn fat and making your face look slim and defined.
How Does It Work?
Kybella is not a filler, but rather an injectable treatment. It uses deoxycholic acid, a type of bio acid, to digest and eliminate fat. This substance is already made by the liver to dissolve fat in food, which means that the body recognizes it and the treatment becomes less likely to produce an allergic reaction. Kybella has the capacity to dissolve skin and muscles, so it’s important that experienced professionals like Dr. Picerno and Dr. Cote handle the careful procedure.
After a Kybella treatment, you will likely notice some swelling in the affected area. This swelling will diminish after a few days following each injection. This treatment works best with two to three sessions that are done six to eight weeks apart. The procedure only takes 15-20 minutes each time, and it is not painful and offers no downtime. Patients will begin to see the full results of the treatment after a month or two following the final treatment. The injections will reveal a gradual improvement, but the wait will be worth it.
Is Kybella Right for You?
The ideal candidate for Kybella treatments don’t have too much laxity under the skin. The most successful results are often seen in patients 50 years of age or younger. Due to the swelling that occurs because of the injections, Kybella is not recommended for those looking to treat larger areas.
Kybella is a great option for those looking to reduce the appearance of a double chin without going through an invasive surgical procedure. Compared to undergoing a liposuction procedure, these injectable treatments take a longer amount of time to get done but offer far less downtime. Additionally, with liposuction there are more risks involved due to its invasive nature.
Schedule a Consultation
To find out if Kybella injectable treatments are right for you, schedule a consultation at FacesFirst today. Our qualified and experienced doctors will provide you with detailed information and help you figure out the best treatment plan for your needs. Request an appointment online or by calling our offices at 720-414-3332.