If you’re unhappy with your profile, you aren’t alone. In fact, 68% of Americans are unsatisfied with their profiles because of submental fullness, more commonly known as a double chin.
Gaining weight or being heavy isn’t the only cause of submental fullness. Aging and genetics also play a role, so no matter how hard you work, you may not be able to get rid of your double chin.
However, there’s good news for people who want to eliminate submental fullness and improve their profile contour: nonsurgical, injectable Kybella®. Kybella is a cosmetic injectable that works to destroy the fat cells under your chin, leaving you with a slimmer profile.
As part of our comprehensive aesthetic services and products, our team of providers at Sublime Aesthetic Professionals is happy to offer Kybella to our patients in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.
Discover cutting-edge Kybella, the only FDA-approved cosmetic injectable that effectively reduces the appearance of double chin fat. Say goodbye to the frustration of a double chin and learn more about Kybella below.
Causes of excess fat under the chin
The stubborn fat under your chin is one of the most difficult pockets of fat to lose. Even if you are at your ideal body weight, a double chin can make you look overweight and older.
Though being overweight or obese is a common factor of submental fullness, there are some other reasons why people can develop a double chin. These include genetics, having excess or loose skin, and the effects of gravity and aging.
A careful diet and exercise may not be enough to get your double chin to budge. Luckily, nonsurgical Kybella helps give you the profile of your dreams.
All about Kybella
Kybella is an FDA-approved cosmetic injectable treatment specifically designed for adults, which aims to eliminate fat cells permanently beneath the chin. The active ingredient in this injectable is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that helps break down and digest fat.
At Sublime Aesthetic Professionals, we administer Kybella injections directly into the fat beneath the chin. Once there, deoxycholic acid works to destroy and eliminate excess fat cells in the submental area. Your body naturally disposes of the treated fat cells with other cellular waste.
The number of Kybella sessions needed varies based on individual submental fullness and aesthetic goals. However, most patients typically achieve the desired results after two to six treatments.
One of the most significant benefits of Kybella treatment is that the eliminated fat cells do not regenerate, making the results permanent as long as you maintain a healthy weight.
What to expect during and after Kybella
For each session, we determine the number of injections you receive and their placement under your chin. Through evaluation of the amount of submental fat and your aesthetic goals, we create a treatment plan customized for your unique needs.
Sessions are quick, lasting about 15-20 minutes, and each one is scheduled about a month apart. The number of sessions you have will be determined in your evaluation, but six is the maximum number of sessions prescribed, so in six months or less you’ll have the sleeker profile you’ve desired.
Candidates for Kybella
If you are at a healthy weight and have submental fat that doesn’t respond to changes in diet and exercise, you are probably a good candidate for Kybella. However, the only way to know if Kybella is right for you is by scheduling a consultation with an expert, like one of our providers at Sublime Aesthetic Professionals.
Your provider evaluates your medical history and goes over trouble zones with you to recommend the best treatments for your needs. We also answer any questions or concerns you may have to help you make an informed decision.
Because the risk of side effects is small, most adults with a double chin are good candidates for Kybella. It is important to remember, however, that Kybella is not a weight loss aid. If you are struggling with your weight, and you’re overweight or obese, you may not be a suitable candidate for Kybella.
If you're prepared to bid farewell to the troublesome double chin, we can help. Book an appointment online now, or give us a call at our East Grand Forks location.