Extra fullness under your chin can make you self-conscious and cause you to feel older or heavier than you are. In the past, surgery was the only solution to reduce a double chin, but now you can benefit from noninvasive, injectable treatments of Kybella®, offered by Serena Skinner, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, and Todd Lucas, MD, of Island Lotus Health & Wellness in Brunswick, Georgia. To learn about this revolutionary new treatment for a double chin, call the office or book an appointment using the online scheduler.
Kybella is a prescription medication designed to reduce the appearance of submental fullness, known as a double chin. The product contains synthetic deoxycholic acid, a compound that is naturally occurring in the body and aids in the breakdown of dietary fat.
When injected in strategic areas under your chin, it destroys fat cells so you get a noticeable reduction in the appearance of excess fullness. Once the fat cells are gone, they can’t come back, so your results are permanent.
Kybella was approved to reduce chin fullness in 2015 by the FDA. It’s well-tolerated by most people and a valid alternative to surgical procedures, such as liposuction. It involves no incisions or blood loss.
Most people need more than one round of injections to achieve their desired outcome. Serena and Dr. Lucas can customize a plan for you that involves anywhere from two to six total treatments. The exact number depends on the amount of fullness you have and how your body reacts to the treatment.
When you come in for Kybella injections, Dr. Lucas or Serena marks the sites to receive the injection with a marker. You may also receive a topical numbing cream or ice pack to dull sensation and reduce discomfort.
You will receive between 20 to 50 injections under the chin. The medication then works to break down treated fat cells, which your body eliminates through natural processes over the course of a few weeks.
Kybella is a permanent solution to a double chin. As long as you don’t gain a lot of weight, your new profile lasts a lifetime. Once the fat cells under your chin are destroyed, they can’t store or accumulate fat. You don’t need further treatments or touch-ups once your desired look has been achieved.
If you’re ready to slim your double chin without surgery, call our office to learn more about Kybella or book a consultation online.