Although many people develop a double chin as they gain weight, genetics and aging can cause the problem even when you stay at a healthy weight. Marcea Wiggins, ND, and the team at SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellness has extensive experience injecting Kybella to permanently eliminate fat and restore a slim chin line. To learn whether you’re a good candidate for Kybella, call the office in Portland, Oregon, or book an appointment online.
What is Kybella and How Does it Work?
Kybella is an injectable treatment that permanently destroys excess fat under your chin, a condition that medical specialists call submental fullness. The primary ingredient in Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is naturally found in your body.
Deoxycholic acid’s normal job is to assist digestion by breaking down dietary fats. When it’s injected under your chin, it does the same thing: It breaks down fat cells, then your body naturally clears away the waste. As a result, the fat is gone for good.
Am I a Suitable Candidate for Kybella?
Your doctor at SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellness thoroughly reviews your medical history to be sure you don’t have any problems that might interfere with undergoing Kybella treatments, such as:
- Infection in the targeted area
- Bleeding problems
- Have had or plan to have cosmetic surgery on your face, neck, or chin
- Medical conditions affecting your neck such as trouble swallowing
- Pregnancy or plans to become pregnant
- Breastfeeding or plans to breastfeed
Most patients with excess fat under their chin are good candidates for Kybella.
What should I expect during and after Kybella treatment?
Your provider at SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellness applies a topical anesthetic, then injects multiple shots of Kybella. Depending on the size of the area, treatment usually takes 15-20 minutes.
After your session is finished, there may be redness and swelling on your treatment area. Some patients may also have bruising, numbness, or areas of hardness following the injections. You can return to work or your normal routine after a Kybella treatment, but you’ll need to avoid strenuous activities for a brief time.
When will I See the Results?
Fat cells slowly break down over the course of a few weeks, so it takes time to see results. You also need to finish all your treatments before you achieve optimal results and finally see your new chin profile.
The number of treatments you need depends on the amount of fat being eliminated. You can receive up to six treatments, spaced no less than one month apart. Your body needs about a month to clear away the destroyed fat between sessions.
Some patients get their desired results with two to four Kybella treatments. However, almost 60% of patients received all six treatments to get their desired chin line.
If you’re bothered by a double chin, call SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellness or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment.