Many people have the appearance of submental fullness, commonly called a “double chin,” regardless of their overall weight. This is because excess fat can be stored in this area due to a patient’s genetics rather than being overweight. In addition, fat storage naturally shifts to the lower parts of the face as we age, which can contribute to or worsen the appearance of a double chin. While common, this can make patients self-conscious of their appearance, especially when considering their profiles. As a solution, Kybella injections are available. This simple non-surgical treatment is available at Art Aesthetica in Chicago, Illinois with Dr. Skura.
Kybella is a unique injectable product that is specifically designed to destroy fat cells below the chin. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic aid, which naturally targets and metabolizes fat cells when injected into the treatment area. This allows patients to reduce the appearance of a double chin without requiring incisions. This makes Kybella an excellent alternative to surgical procedures including liposuction for many patients.
Prior to administering Kybella injections, Dr. Skura will first complete a consultation. During this consultation, she will review your health history, including any allergies or medical conditions, to ensure that you are a suitable candidate. Most patients who wish to remove a double chin are good candidates for Kybella injections.
Once it has been determined that you are a good candidate for the procedure, injections can be administered. The area will first be thoroughly cleansed, and a topical numbing agent may be administered to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. A series of injections is then made below the chin to target fat cells in the area.
Most patients require multiple Kybella treatment sessions to achieve their intended results. On average, patients receive up to six injections, each scheduled at least one month apart. After a consultation, a custom treatment plan will be developed.
Kybella patients may return to their normal routines and drive themselves home immediately following their injections. Some common side effects can include discomfort, redness, swelling, numbness, or bruising at the injection site. These side effects should subside quickly but may persist for up to one to two weeks. Dr. Skura can explain reasonable expectations during your appointment.
Results from Kybella are not immediately visible, as the product will gradually break down and destroy fat cells in the area. Typically, patients notice their results after about two to four treatment sessions. These results may not be visible until a few weeks after the injections have been administered. For full results, up to six treatment sessions are typically necessary.
To learn more about Kybella and to find out if the treatment is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Skura. She will review your treatment goals and health history to recommend whether Kybella is the best treatment option for your double chin. To schedule your appointment, contact Art Aesthetica in Chicago, Illinois.
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