The phrase “double trouble” might as well have been invented to describe that extra fat under your chin, making your real chin fade away into obscurity. Double chins are equal opportunity offenders, often striking without regard to gender or body type. Luckily, we have an equal opportunity weapon that eliminates your chin’s unwelcome addition.
Here at Radiance Wellness MediSpa, we offer the latest products and services to our Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area clients, to help them look and feel great, inside and out. Whether age or genetics (or both) have robbed you of your more youthful features, we can fight back with effective tools, like Kybella®, an FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys the fat under your chin.
Here’s how Kybella can help get rid of your pesky double chin.
The double trouble
The thing about a double chin is that there are many roads that lead to this extra fat that collects under your chin, making it look as if your real chin has grown a cousin. Called submental fat, the condition can develop in men and women of all shapes and sizes because its origins stem from genetics, weight gain, aging, and even posture.
For example, if you’re not genetically blessed with elastic skin, or your skin has lost tone and firmness with age, your fat may simply follow gravity to the lowest point and gather in loose skin under your chin.
As well, if you’ve packed on the pounds over the years, your body seeks out areas to store the extra fuel, and while not terribly roomy, some of it can gather under your chin.
No matter how your double chin arrived, the good news is that we can greatly reduce the fat, allowing your actual chin to again be the main attraction.
How Kybella works
Kybella was approved by the FDA to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin. The main ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, which is a bile acid. Your liver produces and releases (through your gallbladder) bile into your digestive tract to break down fats, so the ingenous makers of Kybella harnessed this fat-destroying power into an injectable that tackles the unwanted fat under your chin.
When we inject Kybella under your chin, the acid goes to work to break down fat cells, preventing them from storing fat. Once these fat cells are destroyed, they’re destroyed for good as fat cells don’t regenerate.
Most of our patients need 2-6 treatments of Kybella, which are spaced four weeks apart to allow time for the acid to go to work. Each time you return, we address the remaining fat cells under your chin until we reach your goal.
And your final results are yours to keep since we permanently destroyed many of the fat cells in the area. We should point out that you need to do your part to keep your new and improved profile by avoiding weight gain and keeping the skin under your chin in tiptop shape.
If you’d like to get started on the road to a single chin, please give us a call or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.