Double chins can be frustrating and unsightly. Many people struggle with double chins and feel powerless to do anything about them since diet and exercise are seldom effective solutions. Fortunately, your dermatologist has an answer: Kybella. Kybella is a minimally invasive treatment that can improve the appearance of your double chin permanently. Here is what you need to know.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an injectable treatment that contains deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body, breaks down fat. When you receive a concentrated injection of deoxycholic acid in your chin, fat cells in that region are destroyed. As a result, the fullness that creates your double chin will vanish. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they cannot come back, so your results are permanent.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Kybella?
You could be a good candidate for Kybella if you are bothered by the appearance of your double chin, and you want to see improvement without getting surgery. Although Kybella is safe for the vast majority of patients, only you and your dermatologist can determine if it is the right treatment for you. Your dermatologist will consider your medical history, current medications, and the nature and severity of the excess fat around your chin. Kybella has not been tested in children under 18, so it is only recommended for adults. Because the effects of Kybella on unborn babies and breast milk are unknown, your dermatologist will delay your treatment if you are pregnant or nursing.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Your dermatologist will help you decide how many Kybella treatments are right for you, but most people achieve the results they want in two to four sessions. Treatments should be spaced at least one month apart.
Don’t let a double chin ruin your confidence. Talk to a dermatologist at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology today to see if Kybella could be right for you. Schedule a consultation or find out more about the skin care treatments provided by our board-certified dermatologists in Salt Lake City by calling 801-266-8841.