Do you have stubborn fat beneath the chin? If you wish to have a sharper, slimmer jawline, then you might have considered getting Kybella injections. At ALC Med Spa in Gurnee, IL, we offer this long-lasting treatment to help you get rid of a double chin. Our non-surgical solution can help you achieve the look you desire and maintain it for a long time.
How Long Does Kybella Last?
After getting Kybella injections, you can expect visible results that last a lifetime. This treatment can permanently reduce and remove unwanted fat that causes your double chin. Because your body stops growing new fat cells when you reach adulthood, you can expect the results of your treatment to be permanent. Once we have removed your unwanted chin fat through Kybella, you won’t need to worry about your fat cells growing back.
Our fat-dissolving treatment is formulated with deoxycholic acid, a substance that breaks down fat in the injected areas. Once your fat cells are broken down, they will eventually be flushed by your body’s lymphatic system. The fat cells are gone for good because your body will no longer produce new fat cells.
When Will You See the Results of Your Treatment?
The results of your fat-dissolving injections are expected to appear gradually. You will not see visible changes overnight, and it can take anywhere from one to seven months before you can see your desired results from the treatment.
Our team will personalize your treatment plan and evaluate your concerns so that we can give you a more accurate timeline. Your age, metabolism, and aesthetic concerns are factors to consider.
How Many Sessions Are Needed?
Most people need more than one treatment to achieve their desired results. If you have mild to moderate submental fullness, we may recommend you undergo three or four sessions. Those with severe excess fat, however, may need as many as six treatment sessions. We typically schedule treatments four to six weeks apart to allow your body to respond to the treatment and flush your broken down fat cells.
Once you have completed your treatment plan and achieved your desired results, there’s no need for frequent touch-ups or maintenance treatments. Your results are meant to be permanent and long-lasting. With a healthy lifestyle, you won’t need to worry about your double chin forming once again in the future.
What Can Affect Your Long-Term Results?
Some people who get this treatment may find that their results don’t last permanently. The reason for this is that we cannot remove every single one of your fat cells in the target area. We can only remove some of them to give your neck and jaw a more sculpted, slimmer appearance. Therefore, you must maintain your weight after the treatment to prevent your remaining fat cells from expanding. Significant weight gain in the future can result in submental fulness.
To maintain the results you have achieved from our treatment, you must be able to commit to a healthy lifestyle and manage your weight. By preventing significant weight fluctuations, your slimmer facial profile can stay the same for a long time. Maintaining a balanced, nutritious diet can prevent additional fat from becoming stored in your remaining fat cells. You can also lead an active lifestyle and engage in physical activities to boost your metabolism.
What Is the Treatment Process?
Kybella is an FDA-approved treatment for minimizing submental fullness and enhancing your facial contours. We perform this treatment by administering injections into your chin area. The treatment is formulated with fat-dissolving compounds that directly target your chin fat. Once your unwanted fat cells have been destroyed by the treatment, your body will naturally get rid of your fat cells and flush them out of your system.
During your treatment session, you can expect to receive several injections beneath your chin. We will ensure that you are comfortable throughout the process. Kybella is a minimally invasive treatment that can take as little as 30 to 45 minutes to complete. There’s no need to worry about extended downtime.
Is There a Recovery Period?
After your treatment, you can resume your normal daily activities. There’s no need to worry about missing work or spending days in social isolation. The treatment does not damage your skin.
How Can You Prepare for the Treatment?
To get started, you must first consult with our team. We must observe your target area first and make sure that your submental fullness is caused by excess fat. If loose skin is the main cause of your cosmetic concerns, we may recommend a different treatment option for you. Kybella is only good for dissolving chin fat, but it will not lift and tighten your tissues.
Furthermore, we will make sure that you are in good health. You must not be pregnant or breastfeeding at the time of the treatment. If you are taking prescription or over-the-counter medications and supplements, we might ask you to avoid any medication that can cause blood clots or excess bleeding.
Good Candidates for This Treatment
If you are in good overall health and wish to get rid of chin fat without surgery, Kybella can be a good treatment option for you. We recommend this treatment to those who are at a healthy weight and have a moderate amount of excess fat in their chin area. If you have tried to commit to a healthy lifestyle but still cannot get rid of your chin fat, our non-surgical treatment can help.
Additionally, you must have a good skin condition to achieve amazing results from your fat-dissolving injections. Our treatment is ideal for those who do not have issues with loose or sagging skin on the neck. If your double chin is aggravated by loose skin on the neck, we can add skin tightening options to your treatment plan. During your consultation, we will examine your condition and determine what causes your submental fullness.
What Causes a Double Chin?
If you have extra fat beneath your jawline, it might appear as if you have an “extra chin” that gives your face a fuller, unhealthy appearance. However, many people have double chins, regardless of their age and lifestyle choices. Lifestyle changes, including losing excess weight, can’t always eliminate the appearance of a double chin. If you are bothered by the excess fat beneath your chin, you may get a non-surgical treatment that breaks down your fat cells directly.
You may have a double chin due to genetics. This means that having excess fat beneath your chin isn’t because of your current weight or lifestyle choices. Your chin is simply storing more fat than the average person. If this is the case, it can be frustrating to see persistent chin fat after you’ve lost a significant amount of weight through diet and exercise.
If your immediate relatives seem to have the same facial profile as yours, then it’s very likely that your cosmetic issue is due to genetics. You may be predetermined to have a double chin, and the only way to address your concern is by getting a cosmetic treatment that dissolves your fat cells.
For many people, their submental fullness is caused by weight gain. Gaining a significant amount of weight over time can lead to the development of a double chin. You may achieve a slimmer facial profile after losing excess weight, but some people may find it difficult to reach a low enough weight that can slim down their chin. If you are not able to lose more weight after reaching a healthy figure and would like to focus on your chin fat, our non-surgical treatment can help.
Fluctuating hormones due to medication and other therapies can lead to the formation of a double chin. If you have recently undergone treatment that caused you to gain weight or find it difficult to lose weight, you may notice that your chin and neck area look much fuller than usual. If your submental fullness exists after completing your medication, you may seek treatment to dissolve your unwanted chin fat.
Discover a Permanent Solution for Your Double Chin
If you are bothered by the appearance of fat under your chin, our non-surgical treatment can help you feel more confident about your appearance. There’s no need to worry about frequent touch-ups and ongoing treatment. Our experts can give you beautiful, permanent results. Contact ALC Med Spa in Gurnee, IL to schedule your consultation and start achieving your aesthetic goals today.