Some areas of the body are more difficult to shape up than others. If you’ve been dieting and exercising but are still struggling to get rid of fat that has accumulated beneath the chin, you may be looking for a solution that can finally give you results. KYBELLA is the first and only injectable treatment capable of eliminating under-chin fat. Patients of ALC Med Spa in Gurnee, IL, who undergo this treatment usually see results within weeks.
How Soon Does KYBELLA Start To Work?
KYBELLA injections contain deoxycholic acid, which is capable of breaking down the fat beneath the chin. Your body will naturally dispose of the destroyed fat cells in the weeks after treatment. Patients typically schedule four to six appointments, each of which is at least one month apart. Results vary with each patient, but most individuals see some improvement after their first appointment, with their results improving after each successive session.
The results offered by this treatment develop gradually, and it can take some time to fully eradicate under-chin fat. But most patients appreciate the gradual improvement, which ensures the results appear completely natural. The results will also be permanent, so you’ll never have to worry about fat beneath the chin, which is also referred to as submental fullness, again.
What Type of Improvement Can I Expect?
This treatment gradually eliminates fat beneath the chin, resulting in a smooth and more contoured chin and a better-defined jawline. This injectable may not tighten loose skin beneath the chin.
How Does This Treatment Work?
At the start of your treatment, we’ll map out the location of your injections and numb your skin. We’ll then make a series of brief injections. You may feel the prick of the injections, but there will be no discomfort. Treatment sessions are fairly short, and you’ll be able to get back to your normal activities right away.
What Are the Post-Treatment Guidelines?
During the first few days after your injections, you’ll be advised to avoid strenuous exercise and sun and heat exposure. You’ll also be instructed not to massage the area of the chin where the injections were performed. We recommend that patients wait two weeks before having any other cosmetic treatments on the face, including chemical peels, facials, and other injections.
Is It Safe?
Yes. Deoxycholic acid occurs naturally in the body, where it is used to break down fat. This injectable, which has been approved by the FDA, uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid.
Can This Treatment Be Performed Anywhere Else?
At this time, this injectable treatment only has FDA clearance for fat beneath the chin.
What Advantages Are Associated With This Treatment?
It Successfully Eliminates Fat That Is Hard To Target
Submental fullness is tough to target and eliminate on your own. Even an otherwise effective diet and exercise regimen won’t always reduce submental fullness, but KYBELLA is a proven solution. A series of these treatments can visibly improve the appearance of your jawline.
It Can Improve Your Appearance
Submental fullness is not a cause for medical concern, but it can take a toll on your appearance by making you appear heavier and older than you are. Eliminating submental fullness with the help of this injectable treatment can help you appear healthier and more youthful. Many of the patients who undergo this treatment experience new confidence in their appearance.
This injectable treatment doesn’t involve anesthesia, scarring, or a recovery period. If you aren’t interested in the fuss and downtime associated with a surgical procedure, or if you aren’t a candidate for surgery, KYBELLA may be the perfect solution for you. This injectable treatment is a convenient and easy way of slimming down the area under your chin.
The number of injections each patient receives during his or her appointment varies, but sessions generally last no more than 30 minutes. Some patients even book these appointments during breaks in their workday.
It Won’t Cause Any Adverse Reaction
Because deoxycholic acid is found naturally in the body, the body can accept this injectable without side effects or other adverse reactions. That means you won’t have to worry about any complications.
It Offers Results Relatively Fast
Although this injectable treatment doesn’t deliver results immediately, most patients see initial improvement within several weeks of their first appointment. This is much faster than liposuction and certain other fat-removal treatments work.
It Was Developed Specifically To Address Submental Fullness
This injectable was developed to address one cosmetic issue, and that issue is submental fullness. Other treatments, like CoolSculpting, were developed to reduce fat anywhere on the body, but KYBELLA focuses exclusively on the chin, giving you highly targeted results and reducing the chance of overtreatment.
Am I a Good Candidate?
You’re in Good Health
This injectable treatment is suitable for healthy adults who are 18 years of age or older. Candidates should also have skin in the chin area that is healthy and free of inflammation.
You Want To Improve Submental Fullness
Patients seek out this treatment because they are bothered by the presence of submental fullness. In some cases, loose skin beneath the chin can appear as submental fullness, so before proceeding with the treatment we’ll evaluate your area of concern to make sure unwanted fat is the problem.
What Causes Submental Fullness?
Carrying extra weight can contribute to the development of submental fullness. That’s one reason why regular exercise and consuming healthy foods are so important. But being overweight is not the only reason fat sometimes accumulates beneath the chin.
Hormonal changes during pregnancy can shift metabolism, making it easier for fat to be stored beneath the chin and elsewhere in the body.
Poor posture, whether you’re slouching or spending too much time hunched over a phone, can cause the chin and neck muscles to weaken. When muscles in this part of the body weaken, it becomes easier for fat to develop beneath and around the chin.
If you have a family history of submental fullness, there is a good chance you could experience it as well. This condition is frequently linked to your genes.
As our bodies age, skin often becomes looser and fat depositions shift, all of which can lead to the development of submental fullness.
Why Do My Treatments Need To Be at Least a Month Apart?
Spacing your treatments out by four to six weeks gives the deoxycholic acid time to break down unwanted fats before the next injection. We will evaluate the frequency of your treatments, and the number of treatments you need, based on the results you are seeing.
What Is the Best Age for This Treatment?
Patients between the ages of 20 and 45 often see excellent results because their skin is still elastic enough to adapt to the new shape of the chin. But older patients also benefit from these injections, and there is no magic age at which to schedule them. The right time to seek treatment is whenever you’re bothered by the appearance of submental fullness and ready to take action to get rid of it.
Is This Suitable for Male Patients?
Submental fullness is something that both male and female patients struggle with. A strong jawline is particularly desirable to many men. KYBELLA treatments work well for patients of both genders.
Will My Insurance Cover This?
Health insurance does not typically cover this injectable treatment because of its cosmetic nature.
How Can I Maintain My Results?
This treatment permanently eliminates submental fullness, so patients don’t have to worry about fat coming back into this part of the body. However, some fat cells may remain under the chin, so committing to a healthy lifestyle long-term is the best way of preserving your results. Getting regular exercise, eating healthy foods, and limiting alcohol intake are all steps you can take to keep your chin slim and contoured after treatment.
Are You Ready To Achieve a Slim, Sculpted Chin?
If you’re tired of struggling with submental fullness that won’t go away, no matter how careful you are about your diet and exercise, it may be time to give KYBELLA a try. This amazing injectable is administered through a series of easy appointments, and patients see their first results within weeks. Could this be the solution you’ve been looking for? Call ALC Med Spa in Gurnee, IL, and schedule your initial consultation today!