If you have a double chin, you could eat the healthiest diet and follow the most rigorous workout regimen but still be stuck with this common and frustrating imperfection. Many of us develop fat below the chin – called submental fat – as we age. It is usually a matter of genetics, and it used to be something you could do very little about unless you opted for invasive surgery or liposuction. But not anymore.
A revolutionary, proven, safe, and non-invasive treatment is available that dramatically improves the profile and appearance of moderate to severe fat accumulation below the skin. Kybella, first approved by the FDA in 2015, is an immensely popular double chin solution. In fact, our own Dr. Mariano Busso was invited to be among the first physicians in the United States to introduce Kybella to patients after it obtained FDA approval.
What is Kybella and How Does It Work?
Kybella contains a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a compound found in human bile. In its natural role in the digestive tract, deoxycholic acid helps break down fat we consume by destroying the membranes of fat cells. Kybella takes this fat-destroying compound and essentially sets it to work on the subcutaneous fat cells under the chin. Fat cells are killed and are naturally eliminated by your body over the course of several weeks while surrounding tissues remain unaffected. The injected Kybella also follows the same path out of the body, getting metabolized and ultimately eliminated as waste.
What is Involved in Kybella Treatment?
How many treatments and injections of Kybella you will need depends on the amount of submental fat you want to lose and your desired chin profile. Typically, one to five treatment sessions may be required, with each session involving the injection of one to two vials of Kybella. These treatment sessions, which last approximately five to ten minutes, are usually spaced a month or so apart.
After receiving a Kybella injection, the most common side effects include temporary swelling, pain, numbness, bruising, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. Any swelling will typically peak at 24 hours after the treatment and can last from two days to three weeks.
Since Kybella completely destroys fat cells, the effects should be permanent. Retreatment is typically not required, and many patients see visible contouring after just two treatments.
Call Dr. Busso Today to Learn More About Kybella and Whether It Is Right for You
As wonderful and effective as Kybella is, it is unfortunately not right for everyone. To learn more about Kybella and to see if you are a candidate for this treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mariano Busso today. An expert in all things skincare and aesthetics, Dr. Busso has coached physicians all over the country on his innovative techniques and quality of care and was a pioneer in the use of Kybella in the United States.
Call Dr. Busso’s Miami aesthetic dermatology clinic today at 305-857-0144 to schedule your consultation and learn how we can help make your double chin a thing of the past.