Wouldn’t it be great if you could melt away the stubborn fat that develops beneath the chin? Under-chin fullness can make you appear older and heavier than you are. But a series of Kybella injections at Adoro Medical Spa, in Severna Park, MD, can easily get rid of that extra fullness once and for all.
Is Kybella a Permanent Treatment?
Yes. This treatment can permanently get rid of fat cells beneath the chin. That means that after your initial series of injections, you won’t have to worry about follow-up maintenance sessions. Once you’ve undergone this treatment, you’ll have a sleek and sculpted profile for years to come.
How Soon Will I See an Improvement?
Some patients need as many as six treatments, each of which is scheduled between one and three months apart. Most individuals see noticeable improvement after two sessions, with their full results developing after six months. The improvement along your jawline will take place gradually, but you’ll notice that your chin will become narrower, and the neck will take on greater contour.
Can I Do Anything To Maximize My Results?
This treatment destroys fat cells and you won’t have to worry about them coming back. But it won’t prevent your body, and your chin, from bloating from time to time. Significant weight gain could also influence your long-term results.
Avoiding high-sodium foods, minimizing alcohol consumption, drinking plenty of water, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet filled with fruits and vegetables are all good ways of minimizing bloating, managing your weight, and keeping your chin and profile in great shape.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is a non-surgical treatment that was specifically designed to tackle submental fullness or the fat that can accumulate along the jawline and contribute to the appearance of a double chin. During your sessions, we’ll inject a substance known as deoxycholic acid into the fat beneath the skin. Once it’s in place, the deoxycholic acid will break down the fat cells beneath the chin.
What Should I Expect From Treatment?
These sessions are relatively brief and can usually be completed in under an hour. We’ll start by marking the places on your neck where the injections will be performed, and a numbing cream will be applied. Once we’ve performed the injections, you’ll be able to get back to your normal schedule. You’ll be asked to avoid massaging the treatment area, and refrain from rigorous exercise, immediately following your session.
Is This a Safe Treatment?
The substance that we’ll inject is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid that occurs naturally in the body and breaks down dietary fat. That means it’s a completely safe treatment. This injectable was approved by the FDA in 2015.
Does It Work?
Yes. This is an effective treatment that can improve your appearance and help you turn back the clock. In one study, more than 82 percent of patients experienced a significant improvement as a result of this treatment.
Can This Be Combined With Other Treatments?
Patients who come to us seeking a resolution for submental fullness often opt to have other services incorporated into their treatment plan. Botulinum toxin injections, dermal fillers, and chemical peels are all services that our Kybella patients regularly take advantage of.
What Causes Submental Fullness?
Fullness beneath the chin has a way of creeping up on patients, and it can develop for many reasons and at different ages. For some patients, a double chin develops as part of the aging process. For others, lifestyle choices, weight gain, and even poor posture can contribute to a full chin. And in many cases, the problem is purely genetic. If your parents struggle with submental fullness, you may as well.
Is This Treatment for Me?
You’ve Got a Full Chin You Want To Get Rid Of
Patients who undergo this chin have submental fullness, or a double chin, that they’re eager to get rid of. The ideal patient struggles with moderate to severe submental fullness and is ready to get rid of it. Sagging, excess skin can sometimes masquerade as submental fullness, so our first step will be to evaluate your chin and diagnose your condition. Kybella is not a solution for sagging skin.
Your Skin Is Healthy and Elastic
The skin on your neck must be healthy and free of infection at the time of your injection. It also helps if your skin retains elasticity, which can decline with age. Elastic skin is more easily able to adapt to the new shape of the jawline after treatment.
You’re Genetically Predisposed to Submental Fullness
If you’ve been dieting and exercising, but your submental fullness isn’t budging, you may be genetically predisposed to the condition. The good news is that patients who are predisposed to double chins often see the best results with this treatment.
You’re in Good Overall Health
Good candidates for this treatment are in good general health and are not pregnant or breastfeeding. Be sure to tell us about any facial surgeries you’ve had in the past during your initial consultation.
You Prefer a Non-Surgical Approach
Liposuction is also sometimes an option for patients struggling with submental fullness, but Kybella offers the advantage of being non-surgical. This treatment doesn’t involve anesthesia, a recovery period, or any of the other hassles associated with a more invasive approach. A series of Kybella treatments make it possible to quickly and easily get rid of a double chin and improve the silhouette of your face.
You Can Wait for the Results To Develop
For most patients, it takes several treatments to see results, with the improvement in submental fullness developing a little more after each session. This treatment is suitable for patients who understand that results will develop gradually after treatment and can be patient with the process.
You’re Ready To Look Younger
This treatment can refine the lines of your chin and jawline, giving you a more youthful, healthy, confident appearance. You’ll feel great about the way you look after this series of treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Best Age for This Treatment?
Patients should be at least 18 years of age or older, but there is no perfect age for treatment. Some individuals come to us for help in their twenties. Others come to us in their forties or fifties because they’re bothered by submental fullness that has developed as part of the aging process.
Will I Need To Do Anything Special To Prepare?
We may ask you to stop taking certain supplements, aspirin, or ibuprofen for a few days before and after each session.
Why Do I Need To Allow Time Between My Treatments?
Allowing at least a month between each session gives the deoxycholic acid time to break down fat cells between injections. Space the treatments out also gives your body time to heal between sessions.
How Much Does This Treatment Cost?
The cost of each treatment will depend on how many vials of deoxycholic acid we need to use, but it’s not uncommon for a session to cost between $1,000 and $1,500.
Does Insurance Cover This?
Because this treatment is performed for cosmetic reasons, health insurance does not cover it.
Does This Work for Both Men and Women?
Yes. Submental fullness is something that both male and female patients struggle with. In fact, a study by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery found that more than 65 percent of patients are bothered by this condition. This treatment is an effective option for patients of both genders.
What Skin Types Does This Treatment Work On?
This treatment is highly effective on all skin types and tones.
What’s the Best Way of Getting Started?
If you’re interested in finding out if this amazing treatment is right for you, book an initial consultation at our practice. During this appointment, we’ll evaluate your chin and determine if submental fullness is the problem. We’ll also talk with you about the type of improvement you’re hoping to achieve and put together a treatment plan to address your goals.
It’s Time To Say Goodbye to Submental Fullness
Is fullness beneath the chin taking a toll on your appearance? Would you like to slim down the contours of your neck and chin and achieve a more youthful appearance? A series of Kybella treatments can get rid of that problem once and for all. Are you ready to look your best? Call Adoro Medical Spa, in Severna Park, MD, and schedule your consultation today!