Submental fat, also known as “double chin” can be fixed with the new neck contouring injection, Kybella®. The fat under the chin accumulates for a variety of reasons, including hereditary predisposition, hormonal shifts and major life events, like pregnancy. Unfortunately, it is not the easiest to get rid of even with the proper diet and exercise program. Kybella® is an FDA-approved injection for the double chin. Through a series of injections, the fat cells are destroyed, which causes the double chin to shrink.
How does Kybella® work
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid. When the injections are administered into the fat deposits under the chin, the deoxycholic acid destroys the fat cells. Typically, 2-6 treatments of Kybella® injections are performed in 4-6 weeks a part. This allows time for the fat cells to be broken down and shrink. There is no down time for Kybella® injections and can be considered a “lunch time” injection.
Who is a candidate for Kybella®
The best candidates for Kybella® injections are patients who have a healthy lifestyle but have trouble getting rid of their double chin because of the difficulty to target that specific area. Kybella® does not treat sagging skin, although skin tightening effects are possible with the treatment once the fat has been destroyed. Patients with good elasticity will notice a bigger difference in the tightening effects that occur due to the fat cells being destroyed.
Schedule your consultation for Kybella®
Kybella® is to be administered by a well-trained provider who has a deep understanding of how deoxycholic acid works and how it will affect the contours of the neck. Cupertino Facial Esthetics was one of the first offices to be formally trained and certified to perform Kybella® injections in Cupertino and the Bay Area. To schedule your consultation with Cupertino Facial Esthetics please contact our office by calling 408.865.1777.