If you are bothered by having a double chin, you may be surprised at how effective a treatment called Kybella® is at eliminating stubborn fat deposits. Medically known as submental fat, a double chin is an extremely difficult area to treat and may not even respond to dramatic changes in your diet or exercise routine. Fortunately, Kybella® injections can safely eliminate a double chin without the need for surgery.
This treatment works by targeting fat cells for destruction using an injected synthetic acid like what is found in your digestive tract. The treatment is only for small, localized areas of excess fat like the double chin. It is not for the treatment of larger areas like thighs or the stomach. You may require as many as six treatments to achieve the results that you desire.
Before deciding upon this treatment, you should thoroughly consider your treatment alternatives so that you select the best option for your individual needs. Many patients choose to undergo a liposuction procedure to remove a double chin. This minimally-invasive technique will involve a minor form of surgery to remove fat through a tube called a cannula. You can really have a significant effect upon your profile since it removes more fat than other treatment options. However, surgery is not desirable for everyone.
You may make an appropriate candidate for a Kybella® treatment if you are seeking to reduce fat found in a small area like the double chin. Good candidates are fairly young and have good skin tone without excessive skin that could present a problem after the fat has been removed. You may make a good candidate if you only require a mild improvement, rather than a more invasive procedure like a liposuction.
It is also important to have realistic expectations regarding potential outcomes. Initial results of Kybella® treatments are highly individualistic. Just because your friend or neighbor got a certain outcome, does not mean that you will achieve the same outcome with the same number of treatments.
Your Kybella® Procedure
To begin your treatment, we will draw lines at the treatment site to guide our placement of the injections. You may require several Kybella® treatment sessions before you begin noticing results.
If you would like to receive more information about Kybella® treatment for the removal of a double chin, please speak with the professionals at Premier Dermatology and Mohs Surgery of Atlanta in Alpharetta, GA. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!