There’s a new solution for submental fullness, otherwise known as “double chin.” It’s called Kybella and it was recently approved by the FDA. This medical breakthrough uses a molecule that naturally occurs in the body to kill off fat cells under the chin. Kybella provides a non-surgical solution for this common cosmetic issue.
What is Kybella and how does it work?
Kybella is the name given to this particular version of deoxycholic acid. This chemical exists naturally in the body for the purpose of breaking down dietary fat. When it is injected directly into the skin beneath the chin, it attacks the fat cells there and causes them to break down. After these fat cells are destroyed they are absorbed into the body and are gone permanently.
A series of injections of Kybella are administered under the chin, taking an average of about five minutes. It is a simple in-office procedure with virtually no recovery time needed. Injections are administered once a month for up to six months to achieve the desired results.
The Advantages of Kybella
Are there any disadvantages?
You may experience mild soreness in the injection area for two or three days. Other side effects include mild bruising, swelling, and temporary numbness at the site of injections. It is not currently covered by insurance as it is considered a cosmetic procedure. Kybella will not work on other areas of the body because too much of the product would have to be injected, making it much less efficient than liposuction or other procedures.
Take the next step
If you are interested in improving the look of your chin and jawline with Kybella injections, contact us online or call 336-365-4052 in Asheboro or 336-494-1461 in Greensboro. Rejuvenation MedSpa is committed to finding solutions to cosmetic issues without surgery.