If you suffer from submental fullness, the dreaded double chin, or excess fat around your jawline and neck, we want to introduce you to a cosmetic injectable that will finally give you the results that your healthy lifestyle and exercise routine have not. At Nova Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we offer Kybella, the first prescription medication in an injectable form that is FDA-approved to treat the stubborn fat responsible for submental fullness.
Should I Get Kybella?
Kybella is growing in popularity thanks to patients and celebrities alike who are raving about their amazing results. If you know or have seen someone who has achieved a sculpted jawline thanks to Kybella, you know that the results don’t lie.
However, while many people can benefit from this treatment, some will not qualify as candidates, including pregnant or nursing women. Before you undergo treatment, it’s important that you know what qualifies you as the ideal Kybella candidate.
You Have a Double Chin
The medical term is submental fullness, but everyone calls it a double chin. If submental fullness has made you look like you have more than one chin, it has likely affected your confidence. This injectable can help contour the jawline and reduce the total fat volume in the chin and neck. Whether excess fat below your chin and around your jawline has been a thorn in your flesh for months or years, this injectable can help eliminate it and restore your confidence.
The total amount of fat below your chin doesn’t always affect whether you’re a candidate for this treatment because even just a little stubborn fat can create the appearance of a double chin, especially if you have a slim face and build. An initial consultation is the best way to determine if this injectable can address your concerns.
You Eat a Healthy Diet
Eating a healthy diet is one of the most important ways to reach and maintain a healthy weight. If you’ve tried different diets to lose body fat, specifically to target your double chin, but they haven’t worked, you may be a good candidate for this cosmetic injectable. If eating a healthy diet hasn’t made a difference in the appearance of your double chin, it may be time for something more powerful.
You Exercise Consistently
Exercise helps burn fat, but if you’ve been working out consistently and still have not seen any change in the appearance of your double chin, you may need the help of this cosmetic injectable to do what your exercise routine has been unable to.
Sometimes you can build a nearly perfect physique yet still struggle with a double chin. If this is the case, this cosmetic injectable can help make your chin profile better match your physique. It will tighten, contour, and slim the area so that you can look and feel better about your appearance.
You Live a Healthy Lifestyle and Have Reached a Healthy Weight
If you are making healthy lifestyle choices and have reached a healthy weight but still can’t seem to eliminate your double chin on your own, you are most likely a good candidate for Kybella. The best candidates already know the importance of a healthy lifestyle so that once they undergo treatment, they can maintain their results long-term.
Fat cells cannot regrow after a treatment, but existing ones can expand, making that double chin reappear. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle post-treatment will help you avoid gaining weight and sabotaging your results.
You Have Realistic Expectations About the Treatment
Before you begin this treatment, you must understand what it can and cannot do. This treatment can target and eliminate fat, but it doesn’t tighten the skin. Results vary among patients based on the current state of their skin and treatment area at the time of treatment. The total amount of fat cells in the area, your age, and current health all play a part in your results.
Before beginning treatment, one of our experienced technicians will discuss the treatment and your results in detail, so you know what to expect and can walk into your treatment with realistic expectations. This treatment will not help reduce a significant amount of fat below the chin or in the neck area. If you want to target larger areas with a significant amount of excess fat, you may be better suited for liposuction, a procedure we offer here at our office.
You Don’t Want To Undergo Surgery
One way to remove stubborn fat cells from the neck area is through liposuction. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a device called a cannula that’s attached to a vacuum. A small incision will be made in the treatment area during the procedure, and the fat cells will be gently suctioned out of the body.
This procedure does involve downtime. Some people with a double chin aren’t ready to commit to surgery to address that stubborn fat in their neck which is why this injection makes the perfect alternative to surgery. It delivers results that appear gradually; you won’t have to take time off of work, and you can schedule treatments at your convenience.
You Have Healthy, Elastic Skin
Another important qualification for this treatment is that you have healthy skin. Healthy skin has the elasticity to mold and contour to the new definition that this injectable can create. This treatment will eliminate fat in the area, but it cannot tighten the skin. Having healthy skin is an important aspect of this treatment that will help you achieve the best results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does It Work?
This injectable contains an active ingredient that is a synthetic version of an acid that your body naturally produces. Deoxycholic acid is a natural substance found in the body that helps with the digestion and absorption of dietary fat. The synthetic version of deoxycholic acid in Kybella injections also breaks down fat, but it does so to permanently destroy the fat cells. The body will then gradually eliminate the dead cells over several weeks.
What Happens During a Treatment?
Once we confirm that you are a good candidate for this treatment, we will schedule your appointment. When you arrive, we will situate you in one of our treatment rooms, and if necessary, your injector will apply a numbing cream to the treatment area after your skin has been effectively sanitized.
Your injector will then administer a series of small injections throughout your treatment area. You can expect the total appointment to take anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
Will I See Results After One Treatment?
Once injected with this injectable, the active ingredients will begin breaking down the fat cells in the treatment area. Some patients achieve the desired results after one appointment, while others may need multiple treatment sessions to achieve their desired look.
We typically schedule treatments with three to four weeks between each and schedule a maximum of six injection appointments per patient. When we create your treatment plan, we will analyze your problem area in person and help determine how many appointments you will need to achieve your aesthetic goals.
When Will I See My Final Results?
As this active ingredient breaks down your fat cells, your body will slowly eliminate them through natural processes. As this happens, you will see the gradual improvement of your treatment area. For most patients, this occurs within a few weeks of their initial treatment. Your injector will provide you with a better timeline of when you can expect to experience results during your first appointment.
Is There Any Downtime?
Unlike surgical procedures designed to remove stubborn fat from the body, this injectable does not require downtime. You can resume your normal daily activities once your appointment is over. If you have any questions or concerns post-treatment, you can contact our office at any point.
Define and Contour Your Chin Profile
Thanks to Kybella, achieving a contoured and defined chin profile and jawline is easy. In just a few quick appointments, you can do what years of healthy eating and consistent working out have been unable to. Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, to schedule your initial consultation to learn more about this revolutionary injectable and how it can transform your appearance.