Cosmetic treatments are more popular now than they ever have been in history. There are multiple reasons for this. One of the big factors is the fact that safe and effective treatments are available for a wide range of issues that affect not only a person’s appearance but also their self-esteem. Kybella® is an injectable treatment that is designed to help reduce or eliminate a double chin. This treatment is among the huge number of treatments that are performed on an annual basis for cosmetic purposes.
A Way to Improve Your Appearance and Boost Your Self-Esteem
One of the main reasons why people have cosmetic treatments and procedures performed is because of social media. In the past, if a person had a photograph taken that they were not satisfied with, they could just hide it away or tear it up and put it in the garbage can. No one else would ever see it. Even if they did not like the way they looked in a family photograph, they did not have a constant reminder of something about their appearance they did not like. Things have dramatically changed in the last decade.
Not only is everyone carrying around a quality camera on their cell phone, but everyone is on social media. People are constantly posting photographs of themselves and others on social media sites. If you have something that you do not like about your appearance and your friend posts a picture of you, you may feel devastated when that bad picture is put on social media.
Kybella® has been the answer that many have turned to in order to look great in photographs that are posted on social media. It has helped a lot of people feel more confident when photographs are taken of them and posted online.
If you find yourself often covering a double chin whenever pictures are taken or it is the only thing that you see when you look at yourself in pictures, it is likely that your double chin is making you feel self-conscious. Thanks to all of the advances that have taken place in medicine in recent years, this is now something that you can get rid of.
How to Say Goodbye to Stubborn Double Chin Fat with Kybella®
The interesting thing about dealing with fat under the chin is that it is not usually something that you can get rid of on your own. You can try all of the exercises that are recommended on the Internet and not get any results. You can restrict the calories that you consume and lose weight overall. However, there is no way for you to target that pocket of fat in particular.
Many individuals have a double chin because of genetics. They may not even be overweight or have stubborn fat on other parts of their body. However, because their grandparents or parents have submental fat, they also deal with the problem.
The problem with a double chin is twofold. It can make you look heavier than you really are. You may have a slim body, but when you look at yourself in the mirror or when you see photographs of yourself, you look heavy because of that unwanted fat right under your face. The second problem is that a double chin makes you look older. You may live a healthy lifestyle and take steps to fight the aging process by trying a wide range of aesthetic treatments. However, all of these treatments that are designed to give you a more youthful look are not really giving you the results that you want because you still have the problem of your double chin.
Kybella® has proven to be a fantastic solution for individuals who are ready to use a treatment to get rid of a double chin but do not want to go the route of surgery. Liposuction definitely has its benefits. However, it has its downsides as well. Most people need some type of anesthetic in order to have the procedure performed, which has its risks. There are also the issues of scarring, downtime, and potential negative side effects. Some people are even dealing with health problems that mean they do not qualify for liposuction. Or they may not have the circumstances that allow them to spend a large amount of time at home to recover. Using this injectable treatment to get rid of your double chin means that you do not have to consider all of the risks that are associated with liposuction.
You may be wondering how Kybella® works. It is based on a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. This acid is found in your body. It helps you to digest fat. It is a salt that is found in the bile. When it is produced in a laboratory, it has properties that are very similar to the ones that are found in the natural acid. The product is injected under your chin. It will destroy the walls of the fat cells that it comes in contact with. The cell debris will turn into waste and then your lymph system is going to flush it away naturally.
Some people feel like the idea of Kybella® is too good to be true. Just a few injections and then your body will naturally eliminate the unwanted fat. However, we are here to tell you that it is a reality. It can really get rid of a double chin in a quick and easy way. And the amazing thing about it is that you do not have to worry about a lot of recovery time because it does not involve any type of surgery. A thin needle is used to inject the product. After the injections are given, you go back to normal activities.
Most individuals start to see the results of their Kybella® treatment anywhere from four to six weeks after the injections are given. The full results are usually seen about three or four months later. It takes time for your body to naturally wash away all of the fat cells that had been damaged by the synthetic deoxycholic acid. In order for you to feel completely satisfied with your treatment, you need to understand that the results are not going to be seen immediately.
You will feel more confident when you have your treatment done knowing that the product has received approval by the FDA. After going through several clinical trials, it was approved by this organization in 2015. It has received approval to be used for submental fullness. This means that it has only been approved to be used to get rid of the fat under the chin. In some cases, practitioners may use it off label for other purposes.
You do not need to worry about requiring general anesthesia during the Kybella® treatment process. We can use an anesthetic cream or even ice to make you feel comfortable during the injection session. Most of our clients tolerate the treatment session quite well using these simple means. The fact that general anesthesia is not required is definitely a safety bonus that makes our clients feel comfortable using Kybella®.
What If You Have Loose Skin?
Kybella® is not the right solution for everyone who feels unsatisfied with the way the area under their chin looks. The main benefit that you would get from using this treatment is that some of the fat cells under your chin will be destroyed, which means that you are going to have a slimmer jaw and neck area and a more attractive profile. However, Kybella® does not do anything to improve the appearance of the skin on the neck.
If you feel concerned about loose skin on your neck as well as fat, you may do better looking at an option like a neck lift. This is a surgical procedure that takes advantage of liposuction along with skin removal in order to completely rejuvenate this part of the body. This procedure is usually more appropriate for older individuals who are at the point where non-surgical treatments are not giving them the results that they want as far as rejuvenating their appearance. For example, an individual may use Botox® and dermal fillers to give their face a more youthful appearance. However, because loose skin is getting to the point where these treatments no longer give the best results, they may need a facelift. An individual who is in these circumstances and is noticing that their double chin and loose neck skin are detracting from their appearance may be in a good position to get a neck lift.
There are non-surgical ways to deal with loose neck skin that you may consider if surgery is not quite right for you right now. Some treatments involve using heat or other forms of energy in order to cause the collagen in the skin to contract. This provides an immediate tightening effect. It also causes the skin to start producing more collagen, which means that a person will get long-lasting results.
You are warmly welcome to contact us if you are also interested in doing something about loose neck skin. We offer a variety of treatments that can help you to rejuvenate your overall appearance, treating fat and loose skin at the same time.
What to Expect
The first time you visit us, you will go through a consultation with our doctor. We want to get to know you and understand your health history. We want to be sure that Kybella® injections are the right option to help you improve your appearance.
If it is determined that this is the right option for you, the injection session can begin right after the consultation. The injections usually last about 20 minutes. This involves using a local anesthetic, cream, or ice to numb the area. We often draw a small grid onto the area under the chin in order to use it as a guide to produce even results. Then the injections will be given. The number of injections that you will need will be determined by the amount of fat that you would like to have treated.
The results that you will get from the Kybella® injections will be permanent. The goal is to damage the fat cells under the chin and encourage the body to flush them away naturally. The fat cells that are damaged will never return. So, in this way, you will get permanent results. However, it is good to be aware of the fact that you will still have fat cells left in the area after treatment. In order to maintain the results, you need to live a healthy lifestyle. But the great thing is that you will be more resistant to weight gain in the area under your chin after the treatment.
Are you ready to take the steps that are necessary to finally feel great about the selfies you take and pictures that are posted of you on social media? Are you finally ready to break out of your shell and no longer feel uncomfortable around friends and new acquaintances because of an aspect of your appearance that really bothers you? We are happy to help. Please consider us here at Le Beau Visage Medical Spa in Frisco, TX. Contact us today to schedule your Kybella® consultation!