There is actually an FDA-approved way to melt away the fat of a double chin, or as the medical experts call it, submental fullness. It is called Kybella®, and the FDA approved its use in 2015. Patients seek it because it is a gentler treatment than liposuction.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is a synthetic or artificial form of deoxycholic acid. This is a substance that the liver makes and stores in the gallbladder. It is released when a person eats a fatty meal to help them break down and absorb fats. When Kybella® is injected into a double chin, it breaks down the fat cells that are found there. The body then goes on to flush out what is left of these destroyed cells, and the area of the chin becomes tighter and firmer over time.
Who is a Candidate?
The best candidate for Kybella® treatment is a healthy person who ranges in age from a young adult to a mature adult. An older person may have too much loose tissue around their chin for Kybella® to make a dramatic difference in their appearance. However, it all depends on the unique case.
A person who wants Kybella® treatment needs to meet with our specialist before they have the treatment. We will ask about their lifestyle and their medical history. Some questions will be about any other treatment or surgery the patient has had around their chin, head or neck. After finding out whether or not the treatment is right for you, we can plan your customized treatment plan.
Kybella® is an outpatient procedure, and the patient can go home right after it is done. Most patients need more than one treatment to get the best results. If the patient has more than one Kybella® treatment (and most do), they are scheduled a set amount of time apart. The treatments are quick and convenient, even for those with busy schedules.
Contact Us for More Information
If you have a double chin that you are self-conscious about and want more information about Kybella®, don’t hesitate to set up a consultation with one of our professionals at Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park. We would be more than happy to evaluate your individual case. Contact our office today to book your appointment and get started. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you achieve your goals!