Many patients visit Derma Cosmedica looking to address excess fat in their chin. Double chins can affect your self-esteem and cause issues with the appearance of your profile. We offer Kybella as an excellent solution to addressing double chins efficiently and effectively. Learn more about this treatment option available in our Hamilton, NJ medical spa below.
What causes double chins?
Excess fat in any area of your body is usually the result of weight gain or dietary choices. However, aging, genes, and posture also play a role. As we age, our skin loses the elasticity that it once had when we were younger. This means that skin begins to sag more easily the older we get. If someone in your family has a double chin, it is likely that you will encounter this problem too. Poor posture contributes to double chins because the muscles in your neck and chin weaken depending on how you carry yourself. If you spend a lot of time looking down at your phone or sitting slumped over, you may notice a lax in your facial muscles, contributing to the development of a double chin.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an injectable treatment option that encourages your metabolism to redirect its attention back to the additional fat cells in your chin and neck area. Your body’s metabolism processes the fat and clears it from the treatment area. Once the fat cells are gone, you’re left with a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps rapidly break down fat. Patients will typically see the best results 6-12 weeks after their initial injection.
Is Kybella right for me?
A consultation is required to determine if this treatment option is right for you. At Derma Cosmedica, our experienced cosmetic doctor, Dr. Guarino, will take the time to consult with you to ensure that the treatment you are seeking will provide the results you’re looking for. During the consultation, be prepared to discuss your surgical history, current medications, and any other medical conditions you may have. Once it is determined that you are a candidate for this treatment option, Dr. Guarino will explain everything you can expect from the procedure to the recovery time.
If you are interested in learning more about addressing double chins with Kybella, schedule an appointment with Dr. Guarino today. We look forward to seeing you in our medical spa in Hamilton, NJ.