One of the most frustrating places to have extra fat is the chin. It is nearly impossible to target a double chin with diet or exercise. This is where the cutting-edge treatment known as Kybella® can save the day. Gone are the days where an invasive surgery was the only way to see improvement in the chin. Kybella® is an injection that has been cleared by the FDA to make a noticeable improvement in those who are bothered by having a double chin.
What Does Kybella® Treat?
Kybella® is cleared to specifically treat the condition known as submental fullness. This is just a more technical term for a double chin. This condition can occur as a person ages or gains weight. It can also be the result of genetic predisposition.
How Does Kybella® Work?
Before anything else can happen, a treatment plan will be customized for you. The actual treatment involves synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring chemical in your body, is injected directly into the extra fat. This chemical, whether natural or synthetic, helps your body to both break down and then absorb dietary fat.
Kybella® injections actually destroy the fat cells in the area. These cells will not be able to store fat in the future, giving you long-term and dramatic results. This is one of only a few procedures out there that does not require follow-up treatments once your goals are reached. The number of treatments you will need will depend on your personal goals. The same is true of how many injections you will get during each treatment session.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Anyone who is bothered by moderate to severe excess fat underneath their chin should consider this treatment. This is an excellent option for anyone hoping to avoid the expense and downtime associated with surgical treatments.
The staff at Chase Lay, MD is both knowledgeable and friendly and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. We are conveniently located in San Jose, CA. If Kybella® is something that you are interested in learning more about, contact our office today to schedule your consultation!