As we get older, it’s not uncommon to accumulate excess fat and sagging skin; such occurrences are never welcome, but they can be especially frustrating when located in conspicuous places, such as right under the chin.
The appearance of a so-called “double chin” can sap your self-confidence. What’s more, it’s often very tough to eliminate a double chin, even with rigorous diet and consistent exercise.
The good news is that there are a number of cosmetic solutions to get rid of that double chin. One option we are pleased to offer here at Luminary is called Kybella. Allow us to share a few quick details about using Kybella to treat your double chin.
Kybella is a non-surgical injection that’s specifically designed to target the excess fat deposits under the chin. Our patients love Kybella because it doesn’t require any incisions, nor does it come with the need for downtime or rest and recovery. And, it’s effective: Kybella treatments involve a series of specialized acid injections that break down and dissolve those fat cells beneath the chin.
Kybella is currently the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that’s targeted to fat under the chin.
Are You a Good Candidate for Kybella?
While Kybella is safe and effective, that doesn’t mean it’s for everybody. Before you have a treatment, it’s important to come in for a consultation, where we can discuss your medical history and ensure you don’t have any underlying conditions that could impede you from proper healing, or that could complicate the results of Kybella.
Generally speaking, good candidates for Kybella meet the following criteria:
- They are 18 years or older.
- They have significant extra fat or flab just under the chin.
- They have not had, and are not planning to have, facial surgery.
- They are not pregnant or nursing.
- They don’t have any infections or medical conditions affecting the treatment site.
If you have specific questions about how Kybella works, we welcome you to contact Luminary at any time. For now, here are a few answers to the most common inquiries about Kybella.
How long does a Kybella treatment take?
Most treatments last just 15 or 20 minutes.
Can I use Kybella on other parts of my body?
Kybella is approved only for targeting the fat under the chin.
How many total Kybella treatments are needed?
It varies from one patient to the next, but in most cases, patients need around six total treatments to obtain the desired results. Patients start to see visible results after two or three treatments.
Are Kybella treatments permanent?
Kybella destroys fat-storing cells under your chin, which means the results should last a lifetime.
For those who struggle with fat stored under their chin, Kybella represents a breakthrough… a chance to eliminate the fat without the need for facial surgery.
We’d love to talk with you further about whether Kybella is right for you. Book a Free Kybella Consultation at Luminary Cosmetic today.