Are you unhappy with your profile because of fullness under your chin commonly known as submental fat or a double chin? Do you wish there was a way to improve your profile without surgery? As a practice that provides the most advanced treatment options for patients, the team at Loucas Dermatology in New York City offers Kybella®, a revolutionary cosmetic treatment that melts away the fat under your chin to improve your appearance. For more information, call their office on Manhattan’s Upper East Side or book an appointment online today.
Submental fat is the pocket of fat that sits under your chin, something you may refer to as your double chin. Some people are genetically predisposed to carrying this extra pocket of fat, while others may develop it over time as they get older or gain weight.
Unfortunately, submental fat doesn’t always go away after you lose weight. The team at Loucas Dermatology can help get rid of this unwanted pocket of fat with Kybella cosmetic injections.
Kybella is a cosmetic injection that dissolves the fat under your chin to improve your profile. It’s the only injectable treatment approved by the FDA to treat submental fat.
The team at Loucas Dermatology recommend Kybella treatment to patients who are unhappy with extra fat that sits under their chin but doesn’t want to resort to invasive surgery, and have not seen an improvement in appearance despite eating healthy and exercising regularly.
Kybella contains deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule naturally made by your body that assists in the breakdown and absorption of fat. When injected into the fat under your chin, the active molecule destroys the fat cells, decreasing the pocket of fat and improving your profile.
Your body naturally excretes the destroyed fat cells through normal body processing, and once gone, they never come back. However, Kybella won’t stop new fat cells from forming there in the future so it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
After an examination, the expert team at Loucas Dermatology develops an individualized treatment plan specifically for you based on your profile and aesthetic goals. During treatment, you receive several small injections of Kybella under your chin.
Each treatment session takes about 20 minutes. The number of treatments you need may vary, but the team at Loucas Dermatology typically find that most of their patients get the best results with six treatments spaced one month apart.
After the injections, you may be sore and experience some swelling or redness, but the side effects don’t last long.
If you’d like to get rid of your double chin, call the office or book an appointment online to see if Kybella is right for you.