Submental fullness is the layer of fat that rests under your chin, but most people just call it their double chin. Many who have a double chin believe it makes them look overweight or unattractive. Kybella offers a solution to these self-conscious concerns in the form of simple, non-invasive, and non-surgical injections that permanently melts away the fat cells, leaving your skin smooth and elastic.
Kybella is available at Malik Medical Aesthetics in Mullica Hill, NJ, and also in Vineland, NJ and Springfield, PA. For more information or to schedule a consultation with a Kybella specialist, call (856) 478-4700 or contact us today!
What Is Submental Fullness and What Causes It?
Submental fullness is the medical term for double chin, or excessive fat in a part of the neck called the submental compartment. Double chin can be caused by weight gain, but even a thin person can have a double chin due to genetic factors or age.
What Is Kybella?
Getting rid of bothersome neck fat can improve the contours of your face, and Kybella is the only injectable treatment that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the removal of double chin fat in adults. While it is not yet approved for use on any other area of the body, it is still a promising treatment for fat pockets like jowls not big enough to require liposuction. Soon, Kybella may be used to improve contours all over the body.
The active ingredient in Kybella is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid. Naturally formed in the human body, deoxycholic acid absorbs fat from the foods we eat. When Kybella is injected under the chin, the chemical melts the fat cells in the double chin.
Until the development of Kybella, the main options for removing double chins were invasive procedures like surgery—usually a neck lift—or liposuction. Kybella is an excellent alternative to these procedures because it is non-invasive, does not involve surgery, and causes minimal pain and downtime. For example, while liposuction has a relatively short downtime after the procedure, Kybella’s downtime is even shorter.
Kybella Treatment in South Jersey & Southeast Pennsylvania
During a Kybella treatment is quick, non-surgical, and non-invasive; you will undergo between three and five sessions during which you will receive tiny chin injections that take only fifteen minutes. At each session, you may receive anywhere between twelve and fifty injections, and the sessions are done between four and six weeks apart.
The effects of Kybella can usually be seen four to six weeks later. Kybella causes mild swelling, which encourages your body to heal and leave the skin under your chin smooth and elastic. One great advantage to Kybella is that once the fat cells are destroyed, they are gone forever, so the effects may be permanent!
Contact a Kybella Specialist Today!
You no longer need to worry about how your double chin makes you look. If you are looking for a simple and relatively painless way to improve your appearance, Kybella may be right for you. Call (856) 478-4700 or contact us to schedule your first Kybella treatment today!
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Kybella treatment work?
The active ingredient in Kybella is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body, where its function is to absorb fat in foods that you eat. When Kybella is injected under the chin, the chemical works by causing fat cells in the double chin to die.
How many Kybella treatments do you need?
That depends on your cosmetic needs. You may need two to five total visits to Malik Medical Aesthetics, during which you will most likely receive between twelve and twenty small injections, but it can be up to fifty. Regardless of the number of injections you receive, visits should occur four to six weeks apart.
What are the side effects of Kybella?
Kybella’s side effects are frequently mild, especially compared to those of more invasive treatments. Swelling, bruising, numbness, redness, areas of hardness, and small amounts of pain at the injection site may occur and last for few days. Although rare, contact your healthcare provider if you experience potentially serious side effects like facial muscle weakness and trouble swallowing.
How long does Kybella last?
Once Kybella destroys the fat cells in the double chin, they are gone forever, so the effects may be permanent.
When can I expect Kybella to take effect?
You’ll usually see the effects of Kybella four to six weeks after your treatment.
* Results are not guaranteed and individual results may vary
* Results are not guaranteed and individual results may vary.