For many patients, a double chin, defined as the pocket of fat that lies under the chin, is as unflattering as it is hard to eliminate. With age, this area can become a more noticeable part of your profile. Dr. Tim Roham and Dr. Ali Roham of Advance Laser and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery know that when patients leave their facility, they want to look and feel their best. They offer several nonsurgical cosmetic treatments to rejuvenate the skin and help reveal the best version of you. This includes Kybella, which is designed to destroy stubborn fat cells that are responsible for the appearance of a double chin. Learn more about how this treatment can refine your profile.
What Causes a Double Chin?
Also called submental fullness, a double chin is the result of excess fat under and around the chin. It can be caused by a variety of things, such as:
Genetics: A double chin may be due to or exacerbated by hereditary factors.
Weight: Because weight gain is associated with excess fat, putting on extra pounds is likely to make your double chin worse.
Age: With age comes a decrease in collagen production in the skin. This means the skin can lose elasticity, making it easier for a double chin to appear.
What is Kybella?
Individuals who are interested in eliminating a troublesome double chin may benefit from Kybella, an FDA-approved injectable treatment. It is designed to be used in adults to significantly improve the appearance of submental fullness.
Kybella contains deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule that occurs naturally in the body. It is effective in breaking down and absorbing dietary fat. When this molecule is injected into excess skin under the chin, it eliminates the fat cells, preventing the storage and accumulation of excess fat in this area. The result is a dramatic reduction in volume under the chin, effectively giving your profile a more streamlined appearance.
Kybella treatment can be completed in a matter of minutes, and healing takes place over the next two to three days. Swelling after treatment is common but will gradually diminish. Your treatments will be tailored to your needs, including the number of treatments you will need to see the results you desire.
A major advantage of Kybella is that the results are long lasting. This is because once fat cells are destroyed, they do not come back, leaving you with a defined profile you can be proud to display.
Nonsurgical Treatments in Santa Ana and San Clemente
To find out if Kybella is right for you, schedule your appointment at Advance Laser and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. Contact our office via phone or request a consultation using our online form today.