Medically known as submental fat, the condition commonly called a “double chin” can be extremely frustrating for many people. This area is notoriously unresponsive to changes in diet and exercise. Fortunately, stubborn pockets of fat like the double chin can be effectively treated using an injection treatment called Kybella®.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is a treatment that involves an injection that destroys excess fat deposits like those found under the chin. It works by destroying fat cells using a synthetic type of acid that is normally found in your digestive tract. Since it only targets fat cells in the area of injection, it is best suited for the treatment of small areas like the double chin.
Is This Treatment Right for Me?
You may make a suitable candidate for this treatment if you are currently dealing with the appearance of a double chin or stubborn fat deposits found under your chin or jaw area. You should also have realistic expectations regarding your potential outcomes and not expect dramatic results like invasive liposuction procedures will give you. You should also realize that multiple treatments may be needed for the removal of your double chin.
What Should I Expect During My Kybella® Treatment?
At your appointment, we will skillfully make injections underneath your chin. The treatment is performed in the comfort of our office, and little to no real downtime is involved. Patients typically require a minimum of two treatments to begin noticing results. Most patients begin noticing real results in the weeks and months after their treatment.
After Kybella® has destroyed fat cells in the treatment area, they are gone and will not be replaced. After achieving your desired results, you should not require more injections unless you put on a significant amount of weight, since remaining fat cells can expand.
Schedule an appointment at Absolute Health Medical Center if you feel that you would benefit from a Kybella® treatment for your double chin. Your initial consultation is a good opportunity for you to ask any remaining questions so that you understand every step of the treatment process. Contact us today to book a consultation at our office in Eugene!