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While many wish for a more refined profile in the mirror, some struggle with an extra layer of fat under the chin, often called a double chin. Some studies suggest that nearly 68% people are self-conscious about their double chins. But it’s not just about appearance; removing it without surgery is quite challenging.
Surgeries are disliked for their potential side effects and painful procedure, however Kybella has come as a savior and promising non surgical and permanent solution for submental fat.
What is a Double Chin?
A double chin, also known as an under chin, happens when the jaw isn’t as strong as the soft neck tissue, making people appear overweight and older than their actual age.
What Causes Double Chin?
Several factors can contribute to the formation of a double chin, including genetics, body weight, anatomical factors, and the positioning of your airway.
Surgical Treatment for Double Chin Removal
There are several surgical treatments available for double chin reduction, depending on the need. Some of the most common surgeries are Chin liposuction (lipo), Chin tuck (submentoplasty), and Neck lift (lower rhytidectomy).
Understanding Kybella: A Non-surgical solution for Double Chin Reduction
Kybella is a non-surgical method to reduce a double chin. It involves injections to dissolve fat cells, which is safer and less invasive than surgery. With minimal downtime and no anesthesia, Kybella is a better option for those wanting a non-surgical solution for double chin reduction.
What is Kybella?
Kybella, an FDA-approved injectable treatment, targets submental fat, commonly known as a double chin. It contains synthetic deoxycholic acid, a substance naturally produced in the body to aid fat digestion and used as an emulsifier in foods.
How Does Kybella Work?
Kybella, when injected under the skin, breaks down fat cells in that area. Immune cells called macrophages then clear away the remnants and encourage the production of new collagen with the help of fibroblasts, cells that build connective tissue.
As the fat cells disappear and the tissue tightens, the double chin gradually fades away.
How Long Does Kybella Last?
Kybella is a lifetime solution because it contains synthetic deoxycholic acid, similar to what your body naturally makes. It works by eliminating some of the fat cells in the treated areas. Since your body can’t produce new fat cells after age 25, this treatment provides lasting results.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Kybella?
The ideal candidate is 18 years old or older with noticeable fat under the chin. Individuals who have had or plan to undergo facial surgery, experience difficulty swallowing, are pregnant or nursing, or have an infection or medical issue near the injection site may not be suitable candidates. It is recommended to consult an expert at Syra Aesthetics in NYC before proceeding with Kybella injections.
Preparing for Kybella Treatment
Here are some important steps to get ready for your Kybella treatment:
Plan ahead: Avoid scheduling your treatment too close to big events, like weddings, to allow time for any potential bruising to heal. Aim for 2 to 4 weeks before such occasions.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Do not schedule Kybella if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or currently breastfeeding, as its effects on unborn babies are not fully known.
Check your skin: If you develop a rash or have an open sore in the treatment area before your appointment, it’s best to reschedule.
Skin care routine: Two days before and after treatment, steer clear of harsh facial scrubs, retinoid products, and bleaching creams.
Medications and supplements: About 10-14 days before your treatment and 3-4 days afterward, avoid medications and supplements that can thin your blood, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, and fish oil.
Alcohol: Refrain from consuming alcohol a week prior to your treatment, as it can increase the risk of bruising.
Eating: Eat before your appointment to prevent lightheadedness.
Pre-treatment skincare: Ensure your face is clean by removing makeup, moisturizer, and sunscreen. Don’t forget to wash your face and neck thoroughly.
Shaving: If you have facial hair, shave it before your treatment.
The evolution of treatments for a double chin reflects a growing desire for non-invasive, effective solutions. Kybella leads this change, offering a beacon of hope for those seeking to diminish submental fat safely and with lasting results. For individuals ready to take this step towards enhanced self-confidence and a more refined appearance.
Kybella is changing the way we treat double chins, providing a safe and easy solution. Syra Aesthetics Med Spa in NYC offers personalized Kybella treatments, helping clients look and feel better. This simple treatment can make a big difference in someone’s life.
About The AuthorDr. Syra Hanif M.D.
Board Certified Primary Care Physician
Dr. Hanif is the Director of Aesthetic Medicine. She is a board-certified physician in Aesthetic Medicine who specializes in using non-surgical alternatives in order to enhance one's appearance through Botox and fillers.Read More