Are you struggling with submental fullness, AKA a double chin? Is it making you feel self-conscious, or making you look heavier or older than you actually are? Would you believe us if we told you there was a simple, effective solution that could eliminate your double chin, revealing a contoured and youthful face in its place? Introducing Kybella, a game-changing injectable available right here at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Kybella?
Since a double chin can affect anyone regardless of their weight, age, or how they live their lives, there’s no one type of person for whom this treatment is best suited. As long as you’re over 18 and want to eliminate fat around your chin, we encourage you to come in for a chat with our expert staff. Patients who are healthy and stay active are prime candidates, as maintaining a steady weight after your treatment will allow you to enjoy its benefits for longer.
During an initial consultation, we’ll go over your medical history to make sure you’re eligible for treatment; certain medications, disorders, and factors like pregnancies and whether you’re breastfeeding may mean treatment isn’t suitable for you. Maybe we’ll just conclude that this treatment isn’t the best way to address your specific cosmetic concerns. Whatever happens, we’ll be happy to provide you with alternative solutions.
So What Exactly Is Kybella?
This groundbreaking treatment is a series of careful injections that, when made into the double chin, target and melt away fat cells. It’s so targeted that it leaves the surrounding face and décolletage completely unaffected. In a clinical study, 79% of patients found a significant reduction in their submental fullness after a few sessions. And astonishingly, when paired with a healthy lifestyle, the results can be permanent.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment involves injecting products into the treatment areas using a very fine needle. The product immediately gets to work targeting fat cells, either forcing them to release fluid and shrink down, or even destroying them altogether. These destroyed cells and fluids will be treated by the body as waste, getting flushed out over the next few weeks and eventually leaving your system entirely via excretion. Incredibly, destroyed fat cells can’t regrow, so once they’re gone you don’t need to worry about them coming back.
How exactly does the product destroy fat? Its main ingredient is something called “deoxycholic acid”. This is a molecule that’s produced naturally in the human body, but usually in the stomach, where it breaks down and absorbs dietary fats that you consume. In Kybella’s case, a synthetic version is used, specially designed for submental fullness. Amazing, right?
Because the body produces deoxycholic acid, it’s highly unlikely it will reject the product as a foreign substance. The chances of having a bad reaction are very low, which makes this treatment one of the safest options for eliminating a double chin on the market.
What Can I Expect Out of My Treatment?
Ahead of your actual appointment, we’ll ask you to come in for a consultation with a member of our expert staff. We’ll make sure this treatment is right for you, looking at your medical history and medications you’re on, and hearing about what you’re hoping to get out of treatment. If it all looks good, we’ll design you a treatment plan that’s tailored to you, including how many sessions you’ll need, how much product we’ll use, and how many injections we’ll perform.
On the Day
Treatment is performed right here in our beautiful Frisco office. We’ll ask you to come in with a clean face and neck, which we’ll then apply with a numbing cream. The injections will be made using a very fine needle, which patients generally can’t even feel. The whole thing won’t take longer than half an hour, and that’s it!
This will be the same for all your sessions – always quick and effective. It makes it easy to come in for multiple sessions when they slot into your day so easily! We usually recommend spacing them about a month apart.
Unlike many cosmetic procedures, you won’t need to take time off work after your treatment to recover. You can even drive yourself to and from our office, then go straight back to work or your errands day! We may recommend a few small precautions, like avoiding strenuous exercise and harsh sunlight for a few days while your skin desensitizes, but that will be it.
Results will develop gradually in the weeks after your appointment as the fat cells and fluids leave your body. The exact length of time depends on the individual, but generally, people see changes after around two weeks. After a few sessions – usually between two and six – you’ll be able to enjoy optimal results.
You can achieve long-lasting results from this treatment if you keep a consistent weight after your sessions. That’s because while many fat cells are permanently destroyed, others have only shrunk, and could grow again if you put on weight. So by staying active and healthy, you can reap the rewards of Kybella for years to come!
What Causes Submental Fullness?
Around 68% of Americans struggle with a double chin, so it’s no surprise that there are a few different things that can cause it. These might be genetics, age, weight gain, and even lifestyle. Have you struggled with submental fullness for as long as you can remember, or has it only come about recently? Or as you’ve put on weight in other areas? Perhaps you noticed it after you’d started consuming more alcohol or tobacco?
It can be incredibly hard to get rid of, as there aren’t really exercises that just burn away the fat in that area. Even if you’re doing a lot of cardio and calorie counting to lose weight, the body works hard to store fat in case you ever need it for energy, so those methods still may not make a difference. It’s no wonder a product like Kybella has been on the rise in popularity since its FDA approval in 2015.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
A double chin can make you look older than you are. The appearance of weight and the jowls can age a person up significantly, especially since aging does slow the metabolism and cause some weight gain. A sharper, tighter jawline is more reminiscent of a youthful face, so by melting away a double chin, you can melt the years away too!
If you’re a slim person with submental fullness, you might be frustrated that it’s making you look heavier than you are. Nowadays, when our lives are filled with video calls and selfies, sometimes our heads and neck are the only parts of our bodies that other people see. We want these parts of us to accurately present ourselves and look as flattering as possible.
Renew Your Confidence
Many people find that a double chin impacts the way they live their life. Because they’re worried about how it looks and how noticeable it is, they might hold themselves carefully, restricting the way they talk, laugh, eat, and pose for photos so that they never emphasize their submental fullness. This is a fruitless waste of mental energy; a person shouldn’t be too self-conscious to live freely and happily in their body. By treating your double chin and no longer worrying about how you look, you can get back to enjoying life.
And while Kybella can offer a gorgeous new jawline that’s sure to turn heads, there’s nothing more attractive than a person who feels radiant and content in their body. Here at Novo Med Spa, we want to help you feel like the most beautiful version of yourself.
What if I Have Sagging Skin?
Have you realized that maybe your double chin isn’t caused by fat at all, but by sagging, drooping skin that’s lost its elasticity? This is incredibly common and happens when the body starts to lose collagen and elastin. It’s the result of factors like aging, sun exposure, alcohol, and tobacco. Unfortunately, Kybella can’t treat it, because it only works when targeting fat cells.
Luckily, Novo Med Spa has a number of stellar treatments to combat sagging skin. Injectables like Restylane and Belotero Balance restore volume and firmness in the face and chin by filling out folds, lines, and hollow areas, tightening the skin and giving the patient a fresh-faced glow. During your consultation, we may decide that one of these treatments will be a more effective solution to your cosmetic concerns, and can discuss them in more detail.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you’re done feeling inhibited by a double chin that makes you feel self-conscious or unhappy, you don’t have to put up with it any longer. Kybella can unveil an alluring, youthful jawline in just a few easy sessions. And our staff can’t wait to be part of your journey! To book your appointment, call Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX today.