Published On: Tue, May 10th, 2016

Bye-bye Double Chins

Liposuction and the winning genetic lottery used to be the only options for getting the sculpted jawline that grace the models on the covers of magazines. And all the double chin exercises peppered across Pinterest won’t spot treat that turkey neck away. But with the breakthrough treatment Kybella now on the market, there’s hope!

Double chin

Kybella is the first and only non-surgical injectable approved by the FDA to treat your double chin. Also known as submental fullness, double chins have persistently plagued ageing adults. A 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) discovered that two thirds of surveyed adults (67%) said they’re bothered by under-the-chin fullness. Now you can fight the fat without surgery and get a more youthful appearance with just a few treatments.

What Causes a Double Chin?

  1. Weight Gain – The most common cause of a double chin is excess weight gain. Your face can often be one of the first places that accumulate fat and is often the last to get rid of it when you slim down.
  2. Genetics – If other members of your family also have double chins, genetics could be to blame. People can be hereditarily predisposed to retaining excess water in the chin area or storing excess fat.
  3. Age – Both your muscles and your skin can sag as you age, and any fat deposits can exaggerate the sagging.

How It Works

Kybella’s active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, a molecule that occurs naturally in the body. It dissolves fat cells in the area, which are then naturally eliminated from your body.

Before beginning the injections, the doctor or licensed nurse will draw a grid under your chin for accuracy and numb the area. You’ll receive a series of small injections just under the skin, and that’s it! The whole procedure can be done in about 30 minutes and is relatively painless. Patients often require two to four treatments six weeks apart to reach their desired result.

You might feel a warming sensation immediately after the procedure. You might also be swollen for about a week, but many people return to work immediately. No downtime means no interruption to your daily life!

In just four to six weeks you’ll start noticing the results, and in three months you’ll be showing off your pretty new profile. The best thing about Kybella? Once the fat is gone, it’s gone for good.

Are You a Candidate?

Good candidates are those with moderate to severe submental fat. More simply, if the skin beneath your chin is a convex shape, Kybella is for you. However, it’s important to discuss this with your doctor, as only your doctor can accurately determine your candidacy for the procedure.

If you’re interested in Kybella, schedule your consultation with the Herschthal Practice today.



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