Kybella® is an injectable cosmetic treatment that helps to diminish the appearance of a double chin, known in the medical community as “submental fullness.” It is a convenient, safe and non-invasive alternative to liposuction, which used to be the only method for eliminating a double chin. Kybella® is FDA-approved for fat reduction in the chin region and offers a number of benefits.
The active ingredient in Kybella® is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule that occurs naturally in your body to aid in metabolizing dietary fat. It initiates a process known as lysis when it is injected into the fatty area beneath the chin. Lysis is essentially the destruction of the fat cell membrane. Once targeted, the membrane releases the contents of the fat cell into the body to be removed through natural metabolic processes.
One of the great things about Kybella® is that there is no downtime involved after each treatment session. This means that a patient can come to our office for a session and then return immediately to work or their normal activities.
Kybella® is a suitable treatment for most people who are looking to reduce their double chin. It is not FDA-approved for use in other areas of the body, nor is it approved for individuals younger than 18 years of age. It is also imperative that our team do a thorough exam to be sure that the submental fullness is composed of fat rather than enlargement of glands, such as the thyroid or lymph nodes. During a consultation at our office in McKinney, our team can advise you on whether this treatment may be an option for you when dealing with your double chin.
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If you are unhappy with the appearance of your double chin but have been hesitant to undergo invasive procedures such as liposuction, Kybella® may just be the alternative for you. Feel free to schedule a consultation at Skinsations Med Spa to discuss your options and to find out if you are an ideal candidate for the treatment. Our team will be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have.
You don’t have to live with your double chin forever. There is help available thanks to Kybella®. Skinsations Med Spa is located in McKinney, and we happily serve the Frisco, Allen, Lucas, Melissa and surrounding areas. Contact us today to request a consultation for Kybella®.