Do you have a little extra fullness in your neck and under your chin? Perhaps it’s been there your whole life, or maybe it’s developed as you’ve aged. Did you know that there’s an injectable treatment that can dissolve that extra fat and give you a sleek, contoured chin and neck? Kybella, one of the many treatments offered by MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center in Milford, PA, can help you get rid of that double chin for good.
Will Kybella Permanently Get Rid of a Double Chin?
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
To permanently get rid of submental fullness, you may need two or three treatments, each of which should be scheduled a minimum of one month apart. Once we’ve had a chance to evaluate your chin, we’ll be able to make a recommendation about how many treatments you’ll need.
How Long Will Each Treatment Take?
Each appointment will take no more than an hour, making it an easy treatment to work into a busy schedule. Some patients even schedule these appointments during their lunch hour.
What Can I Expect During My Appointments?
At the start of your treatment, we’ll map out the injection sites on your upper neck so that they achieve the desired contours. The injections are quick and painless, and it takes just a few minutes to perform them. Most patients return to their regular schedules immediately afterward. We’ll ask only that you avoid massaging this injection site, and that you refrain from strenuous exercise for a brief period.
How Will My Chin Look After Treatment?
Once your results have fully developed, your chin will be narrow enough to give your shape an oval shape. The arc of your neck will also appear smoother, tauter, and more youthful. Although the change is subtle, most patients are thrilled with their results.
Can This Treatment Be Used on My Jowls?
Although this treatment is designed for fullness under the chin, it is sometimes used effectively on the jowls.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
You Want To Get Rid of a Double Chin
If you’re eager to get rid of a double chin, you’re not alone. Submental fullness can age your appearance and make you look heavier than you are. In an era when we’re seeing more pictures of ourselves than ever on social media and Zoom, you may find yourself motivated to get rid of a bothersome double chin.
If you have a moderate to severe amount of fat beneath your chin and you’re anxious to get rid of it, this treatment may be just what you’re looking for.
You’re Struggling With Submental Fullness, Not Loose Skin
For some patients, what appears to be a double chin is not submental fullness, but loose and sagging skin. Before moving forward with this treatment, we’ll evaluate your chin and diagnose what’s going on in your chin and upper neck.
You’re Looking for a Non-Surgical Alternative
Liposuction and other cosmetic surgeries can also tackle submental fullness, but those are more involved approaches that include anesthesia and a period of downtime. If you prefer an easier and non-invasive approach, Kybella may be for you. It’s the only injectable treatment proven to get rid of submental fullness.
The ideal patient is at least 18 years of age, is at a healthy weight, and is in good physical health. If you have had facial trauma or surgery in the past, you may not be a good candidate. We also don’t perform this treatment on individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or who have difficulty swallowing. It’s also important that the skin in the upper neck and chin is free of inflammation and infection.
If your skin is inflamed when you arrive for treatment, we may recommend that you reschedule your appointment.
You Can Be Patient
Although Kybella injections get to work right away, it will take a few weeks for your results to fully develop. The best patients understand the process and can be patient while their results develop.
You’re Predisposed to Submental Fullness
If you live a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a careful diet, but you still struggle with a full chin, you may be predisposed to this condition. The good news is that Kybella works particularly well on individuals who are predisposed to submental fullness.
What Causes Submental Fullness?
There are many different reasons why patients develop double chins. Many associate double chins with weight gain, and that can be a contributing factor. But poor posture, which can lead to weaker neck muscles, and the normal age-related decline in collagen and elastins in the skin are also reasons why a double chin develops. Genetics also come into play. If your parents had full chins, there’s a good chance you’ll develop one as well.
Can I Do Anything To Prevent a Double Chin?
It’s hard for patients to completely ward off submental fullness on their own, but there are steps you can take to keep your skin and your overall muscle tone in good shape. Adhering to a healthy lifestyle and getting plenty of exercise is one step you can take. Maintaining a good at-home skincare routine is another step you can take to keep your face and neck at their healthy best.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Men Take Advantage of This Treatment?
Yes. Submental fullness can develop in both genders, and this treatment has been clinically proven to work on both male and female patients.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes. This treatment has been approved by the FDA and is the only FDA-approved injectable that can eliminate submental fullness.
What Other Treatment Options Do I Have?
Our practice also offers CoolSculpting, a non-invasive treatment that uses chilly temperatures to destroy fat cells, which are then flushed from the body over time by the lymphatic system. CoolSculpting can be used all over the body, including on the hips, thighs, and upper arms. It can also be used to eradicate fat in small areas like under the chin. The advantage of Kybella is that it is specifically formulated to resolve submental fullness.
Liposuction, which is also offered by our practice, is yet another treatment that can be used to sculpt your chin and neck.
Can I Combine This Treatment With Other Services?
Yes. Patients routinely combine this treatment with other services that our practice offers. Botulinum toxin injections, dermal fillers, and body contouring treatments are all popular services that Kybella patients regularly take advantage of. We can develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will address all of your cosmetic concerns and goals.
Will My Insurance Cover This Treatment?
Insurance typically does not cover this treatment because it is performed for cosmetic purposes. Our practice does offer several options for financing cosmetic treatments.
What Is the Best Age for This Treatment?
There is no ideal age for this revolutionary treatment. Younger adults tend to have more elastic skin, and their skin may more easily adapt to the new shape of the chin as a result. But adults of any age who are frustrated with submental fullness can seek this treatment out. If you’re unhappy with the look of your chin, we can help.
Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin Once and for All
If you’re fed up with your double chin and you’re ready to get rid of it, this injectable treatment can help. A series of easy treatments at our practice can dissolve the fat beneath your chin, giving you a sleek and contoured profile. Are you ready to take the first step? Call MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center in Milford, PA, and schedule your consultation today!