If you wish you didn’t have a double chin but don’t want to deal with the hassles of surgery, recent advances in aesthetic medicine offer a safe and effective solution. Carrie Morris, MD, offers the revolutionary Kybella® injections to treat submental fullness at Radiance Wellness MediSpa in Southlake and Grandbury, Texas. To learn how to say goodbye to your double chin for good, call Radiance Wellness MediSpa or book an appointment online today.
A double chin, also called submental fat, is a common concern among both men and women. You don’t need to be overweight to have this pocket of fat develop beneath your chin. In fact, a double chin may persist no matter how much you diet or exercise.
Whether submental fat is something you’ve had your entire life or something you just recently noticed, the following factors may influence its appearance:
At Radiance Wellness MediSpa, Dr. Morris treats submental fat with Kybella injections. Kybella is an innovative injectable medicine that uses synthetic deoxycholic acid to dissolve fat. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in your body that helps break down and absorb fat.
When Dr. Morris injects Kybella into the fat below your chin, the medicine targets and destroys fat cells. Then, your immune system flushes out these destroyed cells along with the medicine. This reduces the fullness beneath your chin, which leaves you with a more contoured profile.
Two clinical trials of Kybella in the United States showed nearly 80% of patients saw a noticeable reduction in submental fat, resulting in an overall improvement in satisfaction with their appearance.
Various other studies have shown that nearly 70% of thousands of patients report physical and emotional improvement after Kybella treatment.
You may notice improvement after your first Kybella treatment, but most patients need 2-6 treatments spaced six weeks apart for optimal results.
First, Dr. Morris evaluates your profile and discusses your aesthetic goals during an initial consultation. She will suggest a customized treatment plan that best addresses your specific concerns.
The amount of time needed depends on the number of injections you get, but most Kybella sessions take less than 15 minutes. Dr. Morris applies a numbing cream to reduce discomfort during the injection process.
Side effects are generally minor and may include redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. Rarely, Kybella may cause temporary nerve damage.
To permanently reduce the appearance of a double chin without surgery, call or click online to schedule an appointment with Dr. Morris today.