I Have a Double Chin. Can KYBELLA® Help?
Posted October 12, 2021 in KYBELLA®
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Are you struggling with a double chin?
Having a double chin or a layer of fat under the submental space in the chin is common and isn’t a sign of poor health. However, the excess layer of fatty tissue under your chin can leave you looking older and heavier, no matter your age or weight.
Many people consider a double chin to be unsightly, making it a particular source of self-consciousness that can easily harm their self-esteem and social life. Fortunately, there are many ways to eliminate your double chin and create a slimmer neck contour. And none works more effectively than the KYBELLA® treatment.
How Can KYBELLA® Help a Double Chin?
KYBELLA® is a minimally invasive injectable treatment that visibly reduces the double chin or removes it entirely without the need for surgery or downtime. It contains a synthetic version of a naturally occurring molecule called deoxycholic acid, which breaks down fat cells in the chin. The damaged fat cells are metabolized and eliminated from the body, resulting in the reduction or complete disappearance of submental fat.
It is an ideal procedure for both men and women who do not want to commit to surgical procedures, such as liposuction, to create a sleeker, more youthful-looking facial profile.
Considering the procedure does not require lengthy downtimes, it is a convenient option for those with demanding schedules.
Gaining weight can cause your double chin to return, so patients are advised to stick to a healthy lifestyle and diet after treatment for longer-lasting results.
Most patients require a series of KYBELLA® injection treatments to reach optimal results.
What Causes a Double Chin?
The common factor in getting submental fullness or double chin is weight gain. When you put on extra pounds of weight, fat is deposited across the body, including the face and under the chin. Depending on your body type, a layer of fat that is unresponsive to exercise or diet may quickly form on your chin.
Weight gain is not the only reason people develop the condition. Genetics can also play a significant role in double chin development. Your genes can determine where you store and gain fat. You are predisposed to developing a double chin if you have a family history of stubborn fat, double chin, or sagging skin.
This explains why it is possible to have a slender profile and still deal with submental fullness.
Loose skin that results from aging is another notable cause of double chin. As you get older, skin laxity increases, leading to sagging which will eventually contribute to a double chin.