Also referred to as submental fat, a double chin is a common cosmetic issue that many people struggle with. Even those who protect their skin and stay at a healthy weight can still develop a double chin at some point. Kybella® is a non-surgical treatment option that was recently approved by the FDA to erase submental fat and tighten the skin just below the jawline. This injectable is an excellent alternative to neck lifts, liposuction, and other invasive procedures.
Where Did My Double Chin Come From?
Many different factors play a role in the accumulation of submental fat. Certain variables such as your overall weight can be controlled, but other issues like your age and genetics are out of your hands. If your parents or grandparents had double chins, then there is a very good chance you will develop this condition as well. Those who gain or lose a large amount of weight also run the risk of accumulating submental fat.
The Truth About Over-the-Counter Products
Dozens of different products claim that they will tighten and tone the skin along your neck, but very few of these creams and ointments are effective, especially against the fat. These products cannot melt fat. In order to deal with your double chin, you will most likely need professional assistance. Liposuction procedures and neck lifts are popular treatments, but they also come with quite a few drawbacks. Not only do patients need to take weeks off of work to recover, but these surgeries can also result in permanent scars.
The Science Behind Kybella®
Kybella® injections contain a powerful substance known as deoxycholic acid. Our stomachs and intestines naturally produce deoxycholic acid to help us digest the fatty foods that we eat. After years of research, doctors discovered that concentrated doses of this acid can be used to spot treat other types of fat. When skillfully injected into the chin area, Kybella® will affect the fat cells while leaving the other soft tissue unharmed. Your immune system will then naturally attack and expel the fatty tissue.
Make an appointment at Allure Rejuvenation & Anti-Aging in Hallandale Beach to see if Kybella® can work for you. We happily serve clients in the Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for Kybella®!