A double chin is a challenging foe, one that often doesn’t feel moved at all by your efforts to diet and exercise. But you don’t have to live with a double chin. In fact, there is one fool-proof and totally painless treatment option designed to eliminate stubborn submental fat. At RNA Medical Aesthetics in Johnson City, TN we are proud to offer our patients Kybella, a trusted solution for troublesome double chins.
4 Ways Kybella Can Help Get Rid of a Double Chin
Maybe you’ve tried all the traditional ways of getting rid of a double chin, including restrictive diets and daily aerobic exercise, and maybe those traditional ways haven’t worked. Getting rid of a double chin can take a lot of time and dedication, or it could mean accessing the cosmetic treatments available to you.
As of right now, Kybella is the only FDA-approved alternate treatment to liposuction in the neck, meaning that this treatment is your best bet to eliminating unwanted excess fat beneath the neck.
This non-invasive and non-surgical treatment can get rid of fat beneath the chin in as little as two treatments, and since it has no recovery time, this treatment is generally considered a better option than painful liposuction. There are four main ways that this treatment allows you to get rid of a double chin:
1. Destroying Fat Cells
The main purpose of this treatment is to destroy submental fat, which is the fat that gathers beneath the chin. Everyone has submental fat, but some bodies opt to store fat for energy beneath the chin instead of other areas of the body, and it’s an unfortunate truth that submental fat is some of the most stubborn fat on the body.
With this treatment, however, destroying submental fat cells is as easy as a couple of injections at targeted areas of treatment.
The Key Ingredient: Deoxycholic Acid
The key to this effective treatment is the main active ingredient – deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally-occurring acid in the body that is used to break down fat cells to convert fat into energy during metabolism. The problem with the deoxycholic acid your body produces is that you can’t tell it where to go.
This is where the synthetic deoxycholic acid in this injectable treatment comes into play. This treatment enables you to have fat-destroying deoxycholic acid injected directly into troublesome submental fat, destroying and dissolving those fat cells for good.
2. Prevent New Fat Storage
This treatment helps prevent the storage of new submental fat, meaning it will be incredibly difficult to regain fat that has been destroyed by this treatment. The prevention of new fat storage is one of the better benefits of this treatment, especially for patients who struggle with maintaining weight.
Why New Fat Won’t Survive
There’s a very simple reason why new fat won’t survive; fat cells don’t behave the same way as other cells in the body. We are all born with a pre-determined about of fat cells in our body, so when some of those cells are destroyed, it means we cannot create new fat cells to store new fat. In other words, permanently destroying fat cells gives your body fewer places to store new fat.
3. Dissolve and Eliminate Fat Cells
Along with destroying fat cells and preventing the storage of new fat, this treatment also dissolves and eliminates the fat cells that have been destroyed. This is an important distinction as it means the destroyed fat cells will not remain beneath your chin. After all, what good is a fat-destroying treatment if it can’t also remove that fat from your body?
How the Body Metabolizes Destroyed Fat
During your normal metabolism process, the destroyed fat cells will be broken down, dissolved, and eventually eliminated from the body entirely. The body’s natural metabolic ability makes the elimination of unnecessary components very easy, although this will be gradual progress that will take several weeks to complete.
4. Reduce Fatty Deposits in Jowls
This treatment can also be injected into the jowls to reduce fatty deposits there. The jowls refer to your lower cheeks and jawline, an area of the body that also has fatty deposits that can be difficult to eliminate through diet and exercise and which also can make you look heavier than you are.
Why Your Jawline Matters When Reducing Double Chin
Reducing some of the fatty deposits in your jowls is an excellent idea when you are eliminating your double chin. Why? Simply for the cohesiveness of the results you are aiming for. Many people who have submental fat also have fatty deposits in the jowls, so in order to get the best results possible, it is often recommended that these patients use this treatment on the jowl area to redefine the chin and jawline.
1. How Soon Can You See Results?
It will take about one month or 4 to 6 weeks to see results from your initial treatment appointment. How quickly you see results will depend on how your body responds to the added deoxycholic acid, how much submental fat needs to be eliminated, and your age. The initial results of this treatment will be a noticeable reduction in the fat beneath your chin, usually most apparent in your profile. Results will gradually improve over time.
2. Are Results Permanent?
Yes, the results of this treatment can be permanent, largely because this treatment permanently destroyed submental fat cells. However, for some patients, the results of this treatment may only last for several years due to factors such as weight gain, medication, or life events such as pregnancy. The vast majority of patients can enjoy permanent results.
3. How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Patients generally require at least 2 treatments to see the desired results. It is common for patients to need between 2 and 6 treatments to achieve optimal results; this is because some patients may require more deoxycholic acid to eliminate larger amounts of fat. We will help you determine the number of treatments that are ideal for your aesthetic goals.
4. What Causes Double Chin?
Nobody wants a double chin, so it makes sense to want to know what the cause is. It turns out there are a few factors that are associated with the development of a double chin, some of which are entirely out of your control. These factors include:
Your genetics dictate the number of pre-determined fat cells are in your body as well as how and where your body stores fat for energy conversion. There is very little you can do to change how your genetics have programmed your metabolism outside of trying to increase your metabolic rate through exercise.
If you’ve noticed your blood relatives have double chins, then it’s very likely you will have a double chin as well. Double chins can be inherited from our families through genes that you have no control over, which is why some thinner people have double chins and why some heavier people do not.
Your body weight is also a determining factor of how likely you are to have a double chin. If you have a greater amount of body weight, you are more likely to store excess fat in your fat cells, including submental fat beneath the chin. This is especially true for rapid weight gain.
It’s also possible that the medications you are on may lend themselves to the development of a double chin, especially if the side-effects of these medications include weight gain.
5. How Can You Protect Your Results
If you’re happy with your results from this treatment, then you may want to invest in protecting your results. Protecting the results of this treatment and ensuring you do not have a double chin again are all about lifestyle choices completely in your control:
Choose to Exercise Regularly
Regular exercise is the easiest way to maintain a balanced metabolism that continually burns excess fat. Cardio or aerobic exercise for at least 3 hours a week is recommended for most adults. Cardio exercise includes walking, running, jogging, dancing, jump rope, cycling, and swimming.
Choose to Eat the Right Food
Eating a balanced diet that features sugar, salt, and fatty foods in moderation is another way you can maintain your weight and protect your results. A balanced diet means abstaining from processed foods, such as white bread, white rice, noodles, or other foods like pastries or fast food. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, unprocessed meat and dairy, and micronutrients from nuts, seeds, and complex carbohydrates like sweet potatoes is the best way to fuel your body without creating an environment for excess fat storage.
Discuss Medication Side-Effects
If you do happen to be taking a medication that has weight gain as a side effect, and you believe that your weight gain is associated with this medication, then you may want to speak with your doctor about alternative medications you can take.
6. Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes. This is an FDA-approved treatment which means it has been found safe and effective for the majority of patients during clinical trials.
7. Why Is Kybella Better Than Liposuction?
Kybella is a better option than liposuction for many patients and for many reasons. For example, liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves the use of general anesthesia, which some patients may not be healthy enough to tolerate. Liposuction is also highly invasive, which means that recovery will be painful and take a long time.
This treatment, on the other hand, is non-surgical and non-invasive, meaning you will have very little downtime or pain associated with your recovery. The results of this treatment are also natural-looking: this is preferable to the results of liposuction which can produce lumpy, bumpy, or uneven results. Additionally, the gradual reduction of eliminated submental fat means that your results will be a subtle improvement that will look better over time.
8. Who Are Good Candidates?
Any adult who would like to eliminate unwanted excess fat beneath the chin is likely a good candidate for this treatment. There are very few restrictions for this treatment and a very low risk of unwanted side effects. We will determine if this treatment is right for you during your consultation appointment. You may be a good candidate if you want to:
- Destroy submental fat
- Dissolve and eliminate unwanted fat
- Redefine chin and jaw
- Look slimmer and healthier
- Have a younger appearance
- Enjoy natural-looking results
Get Rid of Your Double Chin With Kybella!
A double chin isn’t something you have to learn to live with – with the right treatment, reaching all of your aesthetic goals is possible. If you’re ready to get rid of your double chin with Kybella, call RNA Medical Aesthetics in Johnson City, TN to schedule your initial visit today!