There are a few problem areas on the human body that, for millions of people, simply won’t budge with diet and exercise. Submental fullness, also known as double chin, is one of these areas. Men and women of all sizes and ages look in the mirror and see a profile that ages them beyond their years or makes them look heavier than they really are, because of moderate to severe fat below their chin. Luckily, there is a fast and convenient treatment to ditch the double chin that doesn’t require surgery or anesthetic. Kybella® injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that is used in adults to improve the appearance of fat below the chin. Once injected by Infinity’s carefully trained providers, Kybella® destroys fat cells. When destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat again. So, how does it work? Kybella® works by breaking down fat cells, naturally. The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat. The result is a slimmer, younger-looking chin profile.
An average patient will need 2-3 vials per session and on average, a series of 2-3 treatments. Treatment sessions may be spaced apart every 4-6 weeks. A pre-treatment consultation is required to give patients and our providers the opportunity to exchange the desired outcome and to go over the treatment protocol. For most patients, downtime is minimal and entails swelling, bruising, pain, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area.
Infinity Skin Care has treated both male and female patients who have benefitted from the Kybella®’s ability to diminish double chin without surgery. To find out if you’re a candidate for Kybella®, schedule a consultation with our front desk staff today by calling Infinity Skin Care at 319-337-5355.