A double chin can make you appear aged and overweight, even if neither of those is actually true. Dr. Sahar Nadimi provides KYBELLA® injections at our Oakbrook Terrace, IL, office to melt away double chins without the need for surgery. KYBELLA® is a minimally invasive solution to eliminate the appearance of a double chin. It is a safe and effective alternative to surgery for many patients that can produce similar, long-lasting results.
KYBELLA®: A Different Kind of Injectable
KYBELLA® is an injectable treatment comprised of deoxycholic acid. This acid is a molecule that occurs naturally in our bodies and breaks down fat. When injected into a patient's “double chin,” the deoxycholic acid destroys the fat cells stored in that area, resulting in a significant reduction in the appearance of the double chin.
KYBELLA® is a minimally invasive solution to eliminate the appearance of a double chin.
This treatment differs from other injectable treatments, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers, in several ways. BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers are primarily used to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the face. Dermal fillers are also used to restore volume to areas such as the lips or cheeks. These treatments are all temporary and require periodic retreatment to maintain results.
KYBELLA®, on the other hand, is used to eliminate deposits of fat that result in the appearance of a double chin. With as little as two to four treatments, patients can achieve a slimmer jawline. So long as the patient can maintain a stable weight, these results are permanent.
Slim Your Neckline Without Surgery
Dr. Sahar Nadimi discusses the exciting new treatment called Kybella, which offers comparable results to neck liposuction but does not involve surgery. She discusses the treatment timeline, which is about 20 minutes in total, and adds that it is virtually painless to receive the injections. One of the biggest benefits of Kybella is that its non-invasive nature allows you to return to work right after with your newly rejuvenated neckline.
The KYBELLA® Treatment Process
Most patients require just two to four KYBELLA® treatment sessions to achieve their desired results. However, the specific number of treatments required is dependent on each patient’s individual accumulation of fat beneath the chin. Treatment sessions are completed at a minimum of one month apart, but this varies from individual to individual. Dr. Nadimi performs each KYBELLA® treatment in our office, and the process takes about 20 minutes or less to complete. The KYBELLA® solution is injected into the fat below the chin. Patients do not typically experience a great deal of discomfort. You may see some redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site; however, this typically subsides within a day or two. There is no recovery period with this treatment, so you can get back to your daily routine immediately after your treatment session.
Though not immediately apparent, results typically become visible within 48 hours following treatment. With each treatment, your results will become more apparent until your desired profile is achieved.
Candidates for KYBELLA®
KYBELLA® is a suitable treatment for patients who have achieved and can maintain their ideal weight, but have been unable to reduce the appearance of their double chin. It is an excellent treatment solution for patients who want to avoid surgery while slimming the area under their chin. It is most recommended for patients with a moderate amount of fat deposits beneath the chin; however, in some instances, it may be appropriate for patients with a severe amount of fat in the area. It is important to note that KYBELLA® will eliminate fat only. It is not a suitable treatment for sagging skin along the jaw and neck.
KYBELLA® is the only injectable treatment approved by the FDA to eliminate fat cells under the chin. If a double chin has begun to affect your self-image and confidence, contact Chicago Hair Institute today to schedule a consultation for KYBELLA®.