We’ve all gone through it before: that moment where we look in the mirror and notice a double chin. It takes you by surprise, makes you feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, frustrated, and helpless. How did it happen without you noticing?

A double chin can form for a number of reasons. It may appear when a person gains and loses dramatic amounts of weight, when they start growing older, or just as a result of genetics.

There are a couple of effective ways to treat a double chin. Natural methods like changes in diet and exercise regimens can create results at a much slower pace, while surgical procedures offer faster results but with weeks of downtime and discomfort.

Kybella is the perfect middle ground between these treatment options. This convenient injectable is a state-of-the-art solution for that stubborn double chin.

What Is Kybella?

Kybella is a non-surgical injectable product that is used to reduce excess fat that has collected on the area beneath a person’s chin. Kybella is composed of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid.

The US Food and Drug Administration approved the Kybella procedure in 2015. It has been proven to be both safe and effective for treating double chins.

During the process, several injections are used to target the fat cells under the chin area. There are no incisions required, and the recovery time is quite minimal.

How Does Kybella Work?

Kybella works by breaking up or dissolving fat cells in the areas where it is injected, which leads to a permanent loss of fat in the treated regions, since fat cells cannot grow back.

The fat cells are destroyed gradually, which produces a noticeably slimmer and more contoured effect on the treated area. Because the targeted fat is eliminated over the following weeks and months, results offer a natural appearance.

What Happens After Kybella Injections?

Patients are likely to experience a stinging sensation for about 10 to 15 minutes immediately after the procedure. The most common side effect after Kybella injection is mild swelling and bruising.

The swelling that follows Kybella treatment can last for up to two weeks in some cases, but it usually only lasts for a few days. The swelling is not very noticeable, and patients who have had Kybella injections say that they can go out in public without anyone noticing that anything was done.

How Many Kybella Treatments Are Needed?

On average, patients will need between two and four treatments. The number of treatment sessions that will be necessary varies according to each person. Multiple procedures will typically be required to achieve optimal results. You can receive up to six Kybella treatments, with at least one month between each session.

Contact Our Office and Set Up Your Appointment

At Cupertino Facial Esthetics, our medical professionals can help you reduce your double chin and get back the more proportional looks you once had. During a consultation, your chin will be examined and the proper treatment will be recommended. To set up your consultation, contact us today.

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