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"Two Chins is better than one"-Said no one, ever

Are there fat deposits underneath your chin? Does it look as if you have a double chin? These fat deposits can be hard to lose no matter what diet and exercise plan you adopt. Even those with a healthy weight or BMI have struggled with a double chin. So, what can be done about this extra fat deposit? Unfortunately, there are no specific exercises targeting under the chin, and often genetics cause the double chin. However, there is an innovative product called Kybella that can take away that double chin permanently.

Many reasons cause a double chin or the submental fat below your chin. Factors include diet, age, weight, and genetics. Now is the time for you to stop hiding your double chin with scarves and high-necked sweaters or scarves and take advantage of the first FDA-approved injectable to treat double chins, Kybella. The fat cells under your chin can be removed with a few noninvasive injections.

What is Kybella?

The active ingredient is synthetic deoxycholic acid, or a bile acid produced by your body to help absorb fat. Because Kybella contains an ingredient that mimics a natural ingredient in your body, this composition helps make Kybella non-allergenic.

Unfortunately, natural deoxycholic acid in your body can be very unpredictable. You will never know what fat deposits the acid will attack, plus your body may not make enough of the acid to do any good. So, to get rid of a double chin, you will need help.

Kybella treatments destroy fat cells, and the effects are permanent. Interestingly, clinical trials by the FDA proved that even after gaining weight, patients who underwent Kybella treatments did not see a return of their double chins.

Only a Kybella-trained healthcare specialist can administer Kybella injections. Before injecting the medicine, providers take great care to mark injection sites with a pen before administering Kybella. If you feel uncomfortable, your injector can dispense a topical numbing agent or provide you with an ice pack to relieve pain or discomfort.

Your injector will give you multiple tiny injections under the chin, and the injection process takes 15 to 20 minutes. Results may be seen in about four to six weeks after the first treatment.

If you have great skin elasticity, Kybella is a great treatment. Those with good skin elasticity will find skin redrapes well to the new contour once all the dead fat cells are eliminated.

The number of Kybella treatments you may need differs from patient to patient. For example, you may need six Kybella treatments, but your friend may only need four treatments. Your professional, certified injector will determine the number of treatment sessions you need based on your submental fat and goals.

Kybella Treatment Benefits

The synthetic deoxycholic acid in Kybella destroys fat cells within the chin, neck, and jaw, and these fat cells no longer absorb fat. Instead, damaged cells are metabolized and eliminated, and the body absorbs the fat. This reduction process results in a reduction or disappearance of a double chin.

There is a lower risk of possible side effects from Kybella than other treatments to get rid of double chins. Previously, the only way to remove excess fat below your chin was to do chin liposuction surgery. Liposuction involves a small incision beneath your chin and another incision behind your ears. Surgery requires anesthesia recovery time and wound care, with other risks.

Kybella treatment gives you a contoured and young-looking profile. A nice-looking profile happens because deoxycholic acid breaks down the walls of fat cells and prevents them from storing fat. As a result, the appearance of a double chin is reduced or erased.

Are there any side effects after Kybella treatment?

There may be some swelling and bruising after Kybella treatment. The swelling and bruising only last one to three days, but you may notice redness and pain for a few weeks before your chin is entirely back to normal. You can reduce the pain or discomfort you might feel by taking over-the-counter pain relievers or ice packs.

This treatment will help you look younger! To learn more about Kybella treatments, visit The Spa on Highland at or call us at 801-943-3260.

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