Do you have unwanted fat on your neck or jawline that forms a “double chin”? Chances are you have tried every diet and exercise to try to remove this fat, called submental fat, with no success. The best way to remove submental fat is with an injectable treatment called Kybella. At Dermatology & Skin Care Associates in Mason, OH, we offer this safe and effective treatment. Patients can expect a quick recovery with no invasive surgical procedure needed.
Frequently Asked Questions About Kybella
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA-approved treatment developed by Allergan for the removal of submental fat or submental fullness. The treatment is prescribed and injected by a doctor to eliminate moderate to severe submental fullness.
The treatment works by using a synthetic deoxycholic acid to metabolize unwanted fat. Deoxycholic acid occurs naturally in the body and aids in breaking down and metabolizing fat. After one or more treatment sessions, the result is a slim and defined jawline without submental fullness.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Most patients will notice results by their second or fourth treatment session. Each treatment session will require at least one month before the next session, and patients can be treated up to six times. 59% of patients will require six treatment sessions, while other patients will enjoy quicker results. Patients will see their desired results approximately one month after their final treatment session.
What Is Submental Fullness?
Submental fullness is commonly known as “double chin.” This is fat that is deposited under the chin and jawline. This fat is difficult to remove through traditional exercise and dieting, so many patients look for an alternative to remove the fat easily.
Kybella is the only FDA-approved treatment for the removal of submental fullness and can contour the jawline, neck, and chin without the need for invasive surgical procedures or liposuction that can have extensive downtime.
What Else Can Be Treated?
This treatment can also successfully contour other areas of the body. Fat deposited in the underarms can be removed with treatment. Fat along the bra strap can be treated, and fat under the buttocks can be removed using the same injectable treatment.
Is There Any Downtime?
Patients can expect a quick recovery without any downtime after the treatment. We recommend that patients walk around following the treatment, and most patients can return to work or their normal daily routine immediately. The deoxycholic acid breaks down the fat without the patient feeling it, and the body will absorb and dispose of the fat.
How Long Do Results Last?
This treatment is permanent. The fat cells are eliminated and will not regenerate. Patients will not need a touch up after the treatment is completed under normal circumstances.
Can I Gain Weight After Treatment?
Gaining weight after Kybella will not cause a drastic and noticeable effect on the treated area since most of the fat cells that made up the submental fullness have been removed. The treatment will not have any effect on the rest of your body, so gaining weight will have a greater effect in untreated areas.
Is the Treatment Painful?
The treatment is not painful for most patients. Some patients will feel a tingling sensation from the injection, and a local anesthetic may be applied. The treatment session is over in 15 to 20 minutes for most patients.
Is It As Effective as Liposuction?
The treatment is a safe alternative to liposuction that does not involve downtime or recovery time. Liposuction typically requires patients to take off of work while they heal and may require overnight inpatient care.
Kybella is completed in our Mason office and will not require any inpatient care. The treatment may be a little slower than liposuction, but this helps the treatment appear more natural. Most people will not notice you underwent a treatment to remove submental fat.
Is It Expensive?
The treatment ranges in price depending on the location where the treatment is being performed and the number of sessions needed. For more details on our rates, please contact Dermatology & Skin Care Associates for our prices. Generally, the treatment is not covered by health insurance plans because it is a voluntary cosmetic procedure. To find out more about your plan benefits and what is covered, contact your health insurance provider.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate?
As long as patients are at least the age of 18, men and women of every skin type can enjoy this treatment to remove submental fullness. The treatment can reduce moderate and severe submental fullness in two to six sessions, and patients can often return to their normal routine immediately.
This treatment is not recommended for patients who are pregnant or nursing. Patients who have recently undergone surgery or other treatments in the jawline or neck area may need to wait for treatment as well as those with active infections in the treatment area.
Get a Slim and Defined Jawline Today
If you are looking to get rid of submental fat without risky and expensive liposuction or surgical procedures, find out if Kybella is right for you. Visit Dermatology & Skin Care Associates in Mason, OH to schedule your consultation today. Eliminate “double chin” in several quick treatment sessions. We also offer a variety of other safe and effective skincare treatments for youthful and healthy skin.