Double chins can be a huge point of insecurity for many adults across the USA, as they can be unflattering or unbalanced compared to the rest of one’s body. But here at Veda Medical in Live Oak, TX, we’re thrilled to offer Kybella: a revolutionary cosmetic treatment that can eliminate fat around the chin and neck and help you feel more gorgeous and confident with just a few simple injections.
Is Kybella Permanent?
Incredibly, the results of Kybella really can last forever. That’s because the product, deoxycholic acid, breaks down and destroys many of the fat cells that are causing the double chin. Once destroyed, the fat cells don’t regrow; our bodies stop being able to create new fat cells after our teenage years.
That being said, this treatment won’t destroy every single fat cell in the targeted area. Some will shrink down and release fluid, which will make them smaller, but these cells have the potential to grow larger again. That can create a potentially unbalanced look as only certain areas of the chin and neck would gain weight again. Luckily, it’s very easy to maintain your results so those shrunken fat cells don’t regrow over time.
The main thing is that patients stay in a similar weight range to what they were in at the time of treatment. That way they’re not at risk of putting on any weight that could lead to the double chin developing again. As long as you stay active and keep eating well, you’re not at too much risk of putting on any surprise weight. It will be particularly easy for those whose double chin was the result of genetics or age as opposed to excessive fat.
How Does This Treatment Work?
Deoxycholic acid (DA) is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that breaks down fats in our stomach after we’ve eaten. This treatment uses a synthetic version to do the same thing, but targets fat in the chin instead!
The DA is administered via very small injections to the submental fullness (double chin) and it gets to work either destroying fat cells completely or else shrinking them so they release fluid they’ve been storing. The fluid and destroyed cells are eventually flushed out of the body, leaving the area around the neck and chin more sculpted, contoured, younger-looking, and free from a double chin.
Why Do I Have a Double Chin?
Double chins are commonly thought of as the result of weight gain. While this is sometimes the case – maybe you’ve put on some weight, or aging has slowed down your metabolism – it’s not the only cause of submental fullness. Genetics and even lifestyle can be significant factors too. If it’s genetics, you may have struggled with a double chin for much of your life.
Whatever the cause, they can be detrimental to healthy self-esteem. They can make a person look heavier than they really are, or age one up, which makes them self-conscious and constantly worrying about how their double chin is looking. It might hinder their normal emoting, making them paranoid about laughing or talking too animatedly. At Veda Medical, we believe life is too short to spend it worrying about how you look. You should feel free and relaxed in your own skin, and this treatment can get you there.
Are There Natural Ways To Get Rid of a Double Chin?
Unfortunately, there aren’t many other methods of eliminating submental fullness. Even losing a lot of weight doesn’t guarantee your double chin will decrease, and if you’re not overweight, to begin with, it can be unhealthy to try and shed too many pounds. You’re also unlikely to find exercises that can target that area directly, and there’s certainly no ingestable or miracle food that will do the trick. But that’s why Kybella is such a revolutionary treatment. It’s targeted and was designed specifically to eliminate fat around the chin.
What Will Treatment Be Like?
The first step is to come in for your consultation. This will be your chance to talk us through your cosmetic concerns and we can decide if Kybella is the most effective way of treating it. We’ll also look through your medical history and any medication you might be in to make sure you’re in a suitable condition for treatment. If everything looks good, we’ll design your treatment plan, which includes how many units of product will be administered and how many injections you’ll be receiving.
On the Day
This treatment is performed in-house at our gorgeous Live Oak facility, administered by a member of our expert team. The product is carefully administered into the target area via a very fine needle. We may apply a topical numbing agent beforehand if you request it, but the needle is so small that our patients report only feeling some mild pressure and no pain during the injections. Once we’re finished, you’ll be all good to go and carry on with your day.
How Long Does This Treatment Take?
These injections can take between fifteen and thirty minutes to complete depending on the size of the treatment area, and then you’re all done! That’s because the process only involves a few small injections that, when performed by a member of our expert staff here at Veda Medical, are incredibly simple.
That means patients can fit their appointments into even the busiest schedules with no trouble, whether it’s ducking out on a lunch break or getting it out of the way first thing on the weekend. Patients who are combining this treatment with others, such as Botox or dermal fillers, can expect a longer session.
What Is Recovery Like?
Patients love that, unlike many surgical options out there, this treatment requires no downtime. Following treatment, you’ll immediately be able to carry on with your day, whether that’s getting back to work, running errands, or catching up with friends.
We will, however, recommend a few steps to take so that your skin recovers as quickly as possible and you’ll achieve optimal results. Things like a cold press and certain supplements may be recommended to you, while things like extreme heat and vigorous exercise should be avoided for about twenty-four hours afterward. We’ll give you more specific guidelines after your treatment that are tailored to you and your lifestyle.
How Many Sessions Are Required?
The exact amount of sessions needed will depend on the individual, how severe their double chin is, and how thick the tissue around that area is for them. Some people only need one or two, while others may need up to six. We’ll make sure you know exactly how many you’ll need during your consultation so you’re not caught off-guard. Generally, we schedule these appointments about a month apart.
Because sessions are quick and easy, coming in for a few is rarely an issue for any of our clients, who can schedule them in as easily they would other errands like grocery shopping or getting a haircut.
How Long Will It Take To See Results?
Results develop gradually following treatment. This is because the dead fat cells and fluids have to leave the body by way of the lymphatic system, which sweeps it all up and eliminates it from the body via natural processes. This can take between four and six weeks after treatment, but sometimes a little longer depending on your body. Factors like your cardiovascular health and how hydrated you are will impact how long it takes to see results.
What Can I Do To Speed Up the Results?
Keeping hydrated is a great way to keep your lymphatic system happy and healthy so you can see results sooner. Drinking 64 ounces of water a day, which is about half a gallon or eight big glasses. You can swap that out for tea or even some broths if that makes it easier.
Walking is an easy but effective way to strengthen your circulatory system. Getting just half an hour of walking in per day in the weeks after your treatment is all you need, and you don’t even need to go particularly hard; a moderate pace will do the trick. Remember to keep eating well, getting a variety of foods with lots of different nutrients so that your body stays efficient.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Kybella Treatment?
If you’re frustrated by submental fullness and you’re finding that no amount of diet and exercise is doing anything to change it, you may be an ideal candidate for this treatment. It likely means that your double chin is caused by excessive fatty tissue, which Kybella is designed to target. If you have particularly elastic skin, this is beneficial for treatment too. Since double chins can occur at any age, we can discuss this with any candidate over the age of twenty-one. It’s not more suited to one gender, nor any skin tone.
Candidates should understand that this treatment works best when paired with a healthy lifestyle so that there’s no risk of any weight coming back. Those interested in treatment should also understand that this isn’t a “weight loss solution” designed to shed pounds. It is cosmetic and won’t do much to affect the number that comes up on the scales. If you’re looking to lose weight, you may need to seek out alternatives.
Can This Treatment Be Applied Anywhere Else?
Kybella is only used on submental fullness. Fat cells in the double chin are very isolated, so injecting deoxycholic acid in that area is incredibly safe. Other fatty pockets might be too close to important tissue and organs. But that’s why people love this treatment – it’s been specifically designed for one job only, which it does excellently.
If you are interested in non-surgical methods of fat reduction for other parts of the body, we offer some great options here at Veda Medical. A popular one is BodyTite and FaceTite. This treatment utilizes radiofrequency energy to contour and reduces fat around the body and on the face. It’s most popular when used on the abdomen, thighs, arms, and hips, or when used on the face, jowls, and neck.
If you’re suffering from a double chin that seems to be caused by sagging, coarse skin rather than from an excess of fat, FaceTite may be an excellent alternative treatment for you. That’s something we can discuss during your consultation.
Say Goodbye to a Double Chin Forever
If you’re ready to feel liberated and no longer worrying about submental fullness, we’re ready to help you. You can schedule a consultation and learn everything about Kybella and whether it’s right for you. Call us now to find out more at Veda Medical in Live Oak, TX.