As we age, our skin starts to sag, often in awkward or embarrassing places. For example, sagging skin under the chin or at the upper part of the neck can lead to the dreaded “double chin.” This condition can actually be made worse by extensive weight loss, which may leave you with loose flaps of skin that compromise your facial aesthetic.
At Glacial Sands OMS, we are happy to provide safe, effective, non-surgical remedies for the double chin, including Kybella®. Learn more about the benefits of this state-of-the-art injectable in Chesterton, IN.
How Does Kybella Work?
Simply put, Kybella is an FDA-approved, injectable medication that is designed to eliminate unwanted fat under the chin. More specifically, Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule that targets, breaks down, and absorbs unwanted fat cells.
When injected by a trained clinician, Kybella zeroes in on the unwanted fat cells that cause that “double chin,” destroying them without harming other healthy tissues. And because Kybella actually does destroy the fat cells, they can never again accumulate fat under your chin. This typically means the effects of Kybella are long-lasting.
Kybella is intended to take years (or pounds) off the face, getting rid of that stubborn under-chin or upper-neck fat that patients cannot seem to shake through diet and exercise. This fat, called submental fat, may be the result of age, genetics, or major fluctuations in your body weight.
When you first join us at Glacial Sands OMS, we will provide you with a full consultation, assess your skin, ask a few questions about your medical history, and verify that you are a good candidate for Kybella.
The treatment itself consists of a simple series of injections and typically lasts no more than 10 or 15 minutes. Anywhere from 20 to 50 total injections may be needed, just depending on the patient. Local anesthesia and/or ice packs may be used to minimize pain and keep swelling at bay.
Note that some patients will need multiple treatment sessions to fully eliminate their submental fat, while others may achieve the desired result after a single session.
Following Kybella treatment, you may experience a few mild to moderate symptoms, which may include soreness, bruising, swelling, redness, or numbness. These symptoms will subside on their own in a week or two. Ice packs may be used to minimize swelling, and over-the-counter pain relievers are usually sufficient to alleviate any pain.
Offering Kybella in Chesterton, IN
Tired of looking in the mirror and seeing a double chin? Kybella may be just what you have been looking for. Find out more by scheduling a consultation with us today in Chesterton, IN.