Whether due to weight gain or genetic predisposition, excess fat at the top of the neck or just beneath the chin detracts from a person’s overall appearance. No matter what your physical weight may be, or how fit you are in other areas, a double chin can make you look heavier than you actually are, bloated, and aged. Unfortunately, this is an issue that many people develop as they move through their thirties and into their forties. It is also a problem that some San Antonio residents struggle with their whole lives. Luckily, it’s possible to eliminate under-chin fat with a revolutionary procedure called Kybella®. Kybella® is an FDA-approved injectable that’s capable of dissolving double chin fat. With a complete Kybella® treatment, you can have a sleek and far more streamlined profile, along with a more youthful look all-around.
What is Submental Fat and Why Does It Accumulate?
Submental fat is fat that collects under the chin and right at the very top of the neck. This fat usually accumulates as a heavy, hanging pad that gives the bottom of the chin a loose and drooping appearance. When too much submental fullness builds up, the entire accumulation starts sagging, thereby creating the illusion of a second or double chin. It’s important to note that many people with excess submental fat are not actually overweight. Their bodies are simply more likely to route additional fat stores to this area. Sadly, with age, nearly everyone develops a higher likelihood of developing some manner of increased submental fullness.
How Kybella® Eliminates Submental Fullness
Kybella® is designed to dissolve unwanted fat stores upon injection. The FDA has approved this solution specifically for use in double chin treatments. During these procedures, small amounts of this formula are inserted directly into the patient’s submental fat. Over time, this product breaks the targeted fats down so that they can be processed by the liver and then routed out of the body. Given the very minimally invasive nature of this treatment, there is no need for surgery, virtually no risk of scarring, and very little downtime with this procedure, if any at all.
Why Diet and Exercise Alone Won’t Work
There are several under-chin toning exercises that people who are looking to eliminate their double chins are often advised to do. These activities apply targeted toning movements to the muscles at the top of the neck, along the jawline, and under the chin. With both diligence and time, many of these exercises can indeed have a noticeable toning effect on the targeted area. What they won’t do, however, is eliminate the disproportionate fat stores that are actually responsible for the double chin’s appearance. As such, if you rely solely on these activities for your double chin treatment, you may see some slight changes in how you look, but you’ll never be able to reach your ultimate cosmetic goals.
There are similar limitations when dieting is used as a standalone double-chin treatment. Dieting is only capable of reducing stored body fats in a very uniform way. Due to this fact, for every pound that is lost, a person’s entire body will invariably grow smaller in a uniform way. This means that even when a significant amount of effort is invested, a noticeable pad of submental fat will continue to exist. This fact remains true even when targeted toning exercises and dieting are used together. Conversely, Kybella® is designed to target submental fat quickly and directly. By effectively destroying the fat cells that make up the hanging pad of submental fat, it’s possible to eliminate a double chin entirely.
What’s In Kybella®?
As part of your ongoing digestive processes, special bacteria in your gut produce a secondary bile acid that’s capable of dissolving fats. The active ingredient in this injectable is deoxycholic acid. This is a man-made acid that’s modeled after the same fat-destroying bile that aids your digestion. Much like this essential and naturally occurring bile, Kybella® breaks down fat tissues on contact. Once the targeted fat cells are destroyed, the resulting materials and all byproducts are passed through your filter organs and routed out of your body. After enough unwanted fat tissues have been broken down in this manner, you’ll start to see a noticeable reduction in submental fat, and a smoother and more streamlined under-chin area.
How Long Do the Effects of Kybella® Last?
Kybella® is performed as a series of injections over the course of several office visits. When patients receive this treatment in its entirety, they can expect to experience permanent fat loss across the targeted area. Once fat cells are destroyed and eliminated from the body, they’ll never return. Practicing good self-care and maintaining a balanced and needs-specific diet, however, remains essential for preventing general weight gain going forward.
How Kybella® Stacks Up to Targeted Liposuction
While targeted liposuction can certainly eliminate under-chin fat, Kybella® provides San Antonio residents with a much safer, low-risk alternative. There is no actual cutting with this procedure, no tissue removal, and virtually no risk of scarring and infection. More importantly, there’s no downtime. You can receive all of your Kybella® injections without having to miss any significant time at work, and without any of your family and friends being any the wiser. Treating your double chin with this cutting-edge injectable is an easy and inconspicuous way to tone up your profile without looking like you’ve had any work done at all.
How Many Kybella® Treatments are Needed for Achieving Optimum Results?
Although there are some people who are able to achieve noticeable results with just one office visit, this treatment is always administered as a series of six sessions that are scheduled four to six weeks apart. This allows for a gradual and natural-looking reduction in fat. It also ensures smooth and seamless results.
Get in Touch with Us for More Information
With this powerful and increasingly popular injectable, people can quickly and easily sculpt and tone their under-chin areas. Eliminating under-chin fat can dramatically enhance a person’s entire appearance by restoring the lean and well-toned look of both youth and good health. To learn more about Kybella® and see if this revolutionary double chin treatment is right for you, we encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with Westover Hills Dermatology. At our convenient location in San Antonio, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!