Bye Bye Double Chin: Hello Kybella
Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment for “submental fullness” or what we commonly refer to as our “double chin.” We’ve been amazed with Kybella’s results! If you follow our blog, you know Dr. Janowski is currently undergoing the series of Kybella treatments. We’ll soon post his final results and blog too. Here are the real results from one of our clients who recently completed a series of Kybella treatments… Amazing!
If you are not happy with your loose and saggy chin, you are not alone. According to a recent survey by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, almost 70% of men and women are “bothered by excess fat under the chin/neck.”
What causes our “double chin”? The main culprits are aging, generics and weight gain. Yet, for many men and women no amount of diet or exercise changes the sagging contours of their double chin – it’s seemingly genetic. It is an unhappy truth that our double chins are one the main features that can make us look older and heavier than we actually are whereas a defined jaw line projects strength and confidence.
Kybella literally changes the contours of your neck. A series of two to four 15-20 minute treatments (usually two months apart) destroys fat cells in the chin/neck area. Once your aesthetic goal is achieved, results are expected to be extremely long-lasting. You and Dr. Janowski will together decide your aesthetic goals and the number of treatments needed.
- Satisfaction 79% of patients who received a series of Kybella treatments reported total satisfaction with the effect of the treatment on their face and chin. Patients noted; improved self-perception, feeling happier and younger, less embarrassment about their chin and less self-consciousness. They even felt less overweight (although their weight had not changed). Results are first noticeable in four to six weeks and last for years and years.
- How does it work? The main ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that helps the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Kybella destroys these fat cells, and once they are destroyed, the cells can no longer store or accumulate fat.
- What can I expect before and after treatment? Prior to treatment, ice packs and local anesthesia are applied and an over-the counter pain medication is also recommended. The treatment itself only takes 15-20 minutes. Post-treatment, ice packs are again applied. Because of possible post-treatment swelling, tenderness and even bruising, we recommend you plan your treatments thoughtfully. Initially, in clinical trials, many patients reporting extreme swelling. Here in our offices we have seen results vary, however, just in case you tend to swell, we recommend you plan the treatment well ahead of any special social engagements. Such side effects usually occur most notably after the first treatment and diminished in subsequent treatments.
You are confident you will be amazed with the results. Short of major surgery, Kybella is the only non-surgical treatment that literally shrinks a double chin and restores your defined jawline. Please come in and talk with Dr. Janowski about whether Kybella is right for you. Sweater season is the perfect time to start a Kybella treatment…By Spring you’ll be sporting a remarkably defined profile. We can’t wait to help you look your very best!
*Results may vary from patient to patient