Excess submental fat, also referred to as a double chin, is a problem faced by both men and women. While fullness under the jawline is common, it is actually the most under treated area of the face. Until recently, liposuction was the only option to improve the look of a double chin. Today, however, patients have an exciting new choice: Kybella. The cutting-edge, noninvasive treatment is uniquely designed to eliminate an unsightly double chin without unwanted surgery.
The fullness of submental fat may appear on any body type. Unfortunately, diet and exercise will do little to improve the shape and tone of this stubborn area under the chin. While submental fat can result from weight fluctuations and changes in skin elasticity (due to aging and sun damage), it is most often genetics that will determine who develops a double chin. To improve confidence in the appearance, a series of short Kybella injections can be applied, beautifully restoring a sculpted jawline, without the stress of an invasive procedure.
Acadia Women’s Health is excited to offer patients the innovative, new choice for the reversal of submental fat. Kybella the first and only treatment of its kind approved by the FDA for the elimination of submental fat, below the chin.
Kybella is created from deoxycholic acid, an organic chemical. Deoxycholic acid is found naturally in human body, used to assist in the absorption of unwanted fats. When Kybella is injected into submental tissue, it breaks down the walls of the fat cells. Then, as the body metabolizes the damaged fat cells, the chin becomes sculpted and taut, once again.
Acadia Women’s Health tailors each Kybella procedure to meet an individual patient’s aesthetic needs. The severity of submental fat will determine the extent of correction required to obtain desired results. Each treatment can be designed around the unique needs and aesthetic goals of the individual patient. Between three and six sessions are required for optimal results. When compared to the more traditional treatments available for the reduction of submental fat, such as liposuction, Kybella offers a quick, noninvasive treatment with very little risk of complications.