Blame it on genetics or simply getting older, a double chin is something no one wants to see when they look in the mirror. If you’re considering reducing the appearance of a double chin with KYBELLA®, below is more information about the benefits of non-surgical double chin reduction. In addition to this treatment, we also offer Liposonix, ThermiTight, ThermiLift, ThermiRF, Ulthera, and Vaser Liposuction for double chin reduction.
What Is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA®, also known as deoxycholic acid, is produced naturally in your body. After the injection is performed, the acid breaks down the membranes of the fat cells, which in turn causes disintegration. Depending on the extent of your double chin and your aesthetic concerns, you may undergo a series of injections at evenly spaced intervals to reach your double chin reduction goals.
How Is the Procedure Performed?
As the term non-surgical implies, there are no incisions or anesthesia involved. Instead, a plastic surgeon will inject KYBELLA® into your skin. After topical anesthesia is applied and the area is adequately anesthetized, our cosmetic dermatologist will strategically inject several areas under your chin. The number of injections will depend on how much excess fat and skin is present. Usually the entire treatment only takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. You are then able to return to your normal activities without downtime.
Are There Any Side Effects?
The risk of side effects with double chin reduction is rare, however, some patients do experience mild tenderness and swelling at the injections. These mild side effects resolve on their own in a few days. Application of ice and analgesics alleviate any residual discomfort you may have.
Is There Downtime?
Another great benefit of this procedure is that there is no recovery period. Furthermore, KYBELLA® has little to no side effects. After the injection is complete, you can go on with your daily life without having to worry about restrictions or a recovery period. It is recommended that you avoid touching the treatment area.
How Long Do the Results Last?
In addition to not having to go under the knife or worry about recovery periods, the results from KYBELLA® are permanent. The deoxycholic acid within KYBELLA® completely destroys fat cells, meaning they can’t regenerate. Should you gain a little bit more weight in the future, it won’t affect your neck or chin.
Whether you prefer non-surgical treatment or you aren’t opposed to traditional surgical procedures, there are ways to reduce or eliminate a double chin. The first step is contact our office today to schedule your consultation, where you will be examined and a treatment plan can be specifically tailored for you. The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center is conveniently located in Cincinnati, OH.