Feeling self conscious about a “double chin”, or noticing the gradual increase in fullness beneath the chin as you age? Known as submental fat, the double chin can be the result of aging, weight gain or genetics and affects both men and women. For many, it lends a less attractive profile that affects self confidence.
Annapolis cosmetic physician Dr. Elba Pacheco is constantly evaluating new research and technologies that provide patients with less invasive options to achieve rejuvenation which is why she is among the first in the Annapolis area to offer Kybella™, a breakthrough treatment option for addressing the “double chin” and restoring a more youthful profile. An alternative to surgical liposuction, Kybella™ can help both men and women regain confidence in their overall appearance.
Kybella™: How Does It Work?
An FDA approved, non surgical option for treating submental fat, Kybella™ is administered in a series of injections performed in the comfort of our Annapolis area medical spa. The procedure is relatively quick, causing minimal discomfort and mild side effects that will dissipate in coming days. Dr. Pacheco will determine the exact number of sessions, with 6 being the maximum and each being about a month apart.
Kybella™ contains a naturally occurring molecule, deoxycholic acid, which increases the rate at which the body breaks down and absorbs fat cells. Targeted injections will cause fat cells to be permanently destroyed, resulting in a more youthful, slimmer contour of the neck and jowl area after the recommended series of treatments. Treatment usually consists of an average of three treatments, typically complete in under a half-hour.
Kybella™: What To Expect
After your session, which is typically complete in under an hour, the area to be treated will be cleaned and a topical numbing gel will be applied to ensure no discomfort.
You may experience mild swelling, redness and/or tenderness for up to several days. Dr. Pacheco will discuss all aspects of your treatment during your initial consultation and create a personalized plan for scheduling your injection sessions.
In addition to eliminating the risks associated with a surgical option, Kybella™ also prevents the scarring, band formation and contouring irregularities sometimes seen with traditional liposuction.
Total results will gradually emerge and because the natural process of destroying fat cells is permanent, they should last with a healthy lifestyle. Factors such as significant weight gain after treatment can affect your results over time.
Kybella™ : Double Chin Before & After
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to learn more about Kybella double chin treatments, schedule a consultation with Doctor Pacheco. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the expected results of double chin procedures and how they can boost your sense of confidence in your appearance.