Ask any adult what frustrates them the most about their appearance, and there’s a good chance submental fullness, the medical term for a double chin, will be the answer. In the past, plastic surgery was the only way to address this issue, but today Kybella treatments at Beautique Medical Anti-Aging in Knoxville, TN, can successfully slim down under-chin fullness, giving you results much faster than can be achieved with a more invasive approach.
What Is Kybella?
This treatment uses deoxycholic acid, which is a substance found naturally in the body, to melt away under-chin fat. During your appointment, we’ll inject a small amount into your target zone. That deoxycholic acid will then work to break down fat cells, which will be flushed naturally from your body over time.
This treatment can improve the appearance of moderate to severe amounts of under-chin fat, redefining the contours of your lower face and helping you look younger and healthier.
How Soon Does It Start Working?
It takes time for the body to dispose of the under-chin fat cells destroyed by this treatment, but most patients see improvement within four to six weeks of their injections, which is much faster than the results offered by liposuction. It’s not uncommon for patients to need a series of four to six appointments, each of which is scheduled one month apart, to fully address their submental fullness.
We will take your facial anatomy and the amount of excess fat you have into account when recommending a treatment plan. This cosmetic treatment doesn’t offer immediate results, but most patients appreciate the gradual improvement it offers. You’ll never have to worry about suddenly looking dramatically different. Instead, your chin will appear to naturally slim down.
How Long Will My Results Last?
This treatment gets rid of submental fullness permanently. You won’t have to worry about maintenance treatments, or taking special steps to preserve your results. That under-chin fat will never come back.
Why Should I Consider This Treatment?
It’ll Help You Look Younger
Carrying a little extra fullness in the chin area often makes us look older than we are. This treatment can make you look pounds lighter. The profile of your lower face will be noticeably slimmer and more toned, and you’ll feel great about your appearance.
It’s Suitable for a Wide Range of Patients
This injectable treatment is only minimally invasive, which makes it suitable for a wider range of patients than liposuction. This treatment is performed in the comfort of our office and does not involve anesthesia, which means patients must meet fewer health requirements to be candidates. Individuals who are pregnant or who have undergone certain facial surgeries are not usually candidates, but most other healthy adults are.
It’s a Proven Solution
Kybella is the first and only injectable treatment cleared by the FDA to destroy fat that develops below the chin. And it really works. Studies have shown that more than 68 percent of patients see a noticeable decline in submental fullness after undergoing this treatment.
These injections can be performed in less than 30 minutes, making this a highly convenient treatment. You’ll even have the option of returning immediately to your regular daily activities.
It’s Not a Condition You Can Get Rid of on Your Own
Submental fullness is not something you can fully address on your own with skin creams and exercises. In fact, some patients are genetically predisposed to this condition. If you want to tackle submental fullness, this treatment is the most direct and effective option.
It’ll Build Your Confidence
Submental fullness can make us look both older and heavier. Getting rid of it can rejuvenate your appearance and give you new confidence. Once you’ve had this treatment, you’ll feel great about how you look.
What Can I Expect From Treatment?
These treatments are brief and easy. We’ll spend a few minutes mapping out the location of your injections, and we’ll numb your skin. We’ll then use very small needs to make a quick series of injections that will administer the deoxycholic acid. You may feel a few brief pricks, but patients don’t experience any discomfort.
Will I Need To Follow Any Post-Treatment Guidelines?
During the days following your injections, you will be asked to refrain from vigorous exercise and manipulating the treatment area. It’s also a good idea to try to sleep with your head elevated. We also recommend that you not schedule certain cosmetic treatments, such as chemical peels, facials, and other injectables, for the chin area soon after receiving Kybella.
We can work with you on the best timing of those other services. We will also provide you with more detailed aftercare instructions on the day of your first injections.
Is This Safe?
Yes. This is a safe treatment. The deoxycholic acid we inject is a synthetic version of an acid your body is already naturally producing.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
You’re Unhappy With the Look of Your Chin
If you’re bothered by the look of your chin, and are unhappy with the toll that submental fullness is taking on your appearance, this treatment can help. Many of our patients have struggled with submental fullness for years, and this treatment allows them to finally take action and get rid of it. You don’t have to live with submental fullness!
You’re Struggling With Submental Fullness, Not Lax Skin
Sometimes that extra fullness around the chin is actually the result of sagging skin, and if that is the case, Kybella is not the best solution. During your initial consultation, we’ll evaluate your chin and make sure that submental fullness really is the problem. If your fullness is due to loose skin, we will recommend another treatment for you.
Your Skin Is Healthy
Kybella injections can only be performed on skin that is healthy and free of infection. To be considered as a candidate, your skin in this part of the body will need to be in good shape.
You’re At Least 18
Patients must be 18 years of age or older to be considered as candidates.
What Causes This Condition?
There are several reasons why submental fullness develops. For some patients, it is a genetic condition and they have simply inherited the family chin. For others, lifestyle decisions or even poor posture can contribute. And for many of us, submental fullness is something that develops as part of the natural aging process.
Does Kybella Work on Other Parts of the Body?
The chin area is currently the only place on the body Kybella has FDA approval to treat.
What Is the Maximum Number of Treatments I Can Have?
An individual can receive no more than six treatments. For most patients, six treatments is enough. If it appears that more than six treatments will be necessary, we will recommend another approach to treatment.
What Is the Best Age To Schedule This Treatment?
Patients in their twenties, thirties, or early forties are ideal candidates for this treatment because their skin still has enough youthful elasticity to easily conform to the new shape of the under-chin area. However, older patients do routinely receive these injections. If you’re interested in pursuing this treatment, we can advise you on whether or not this is a good option for you.
Is This Suitable for All Skin Tones?
Yes. This treatment is safe and effective for patients with all skin tones and types.
Will This Work for Men?
Yes. This treatment is a great option for any adult male or female looking to permanently get rid of under-chin fat.
Is There Anything I Can Do To Maximize My Results?
The first step in maximizing your results is to follow the post-treatment guidelines we’ll give you on the day of your treatment. After that initial period, drinking plenty of water and staying active can help your lymphatic system quickly work through the process of flushing out those destroyed fat cells. Maintaining a healthy weight is also a good idea.
It’s Easy To Say Goodbye to Submental Fullness
Kybella treatments don’t offer immediate results, but if you can be patient, the results this injectable can achieve are magical. Best of all, this treatment can permanently eliminate submental fullness, so you won’t have to worry about it ever again. Could this treatment be for you? There’s only one way to find out. Call Beautique Medical Anti-Aging in Knoxville, TN, and get yourself booked for an initial consultation today!