People make so many decisions about who we are by the way that we look. It would be nice if it wasn’t like that, but it’s just a fact of life. This is one of the reasons why most of us are concerned about doing things to improve our appearance. We are concerned about looking fit, losing weight, wearing nice clothing, and keeping ourselves looking our very best. This is also the reason why it can be frustrating when there are certain aspects of our appearance that we don’t like and can’t change. For many people, one of the aspects of their appearance that they dislike and wish that they could change is their double chin. Unfortunately, there is no exercise routine or diet that has been created to specifically address the double chin. However, non-surgical Kybella® treatments have been helping many to make their double chin disappear. These treatments are readily available at our med spa in San Antonio, and they may be just what you have been looking for to achieve your cosmetic goals.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is a non-surgical product that is used to target the fat underneath your chin. The process works thanks to an acid that your body naturally produces called deoxycholic acid. In its natural form, deoxycholic acid is what your body uses to break down dietary fats. In this cosmetic form, synthetic deoxycholic acid attacks the fat cells underneath your chin.
When the deoxycholic acid comes in contact with the fat cells, it causes them to break apart and die. The fat content that the fat cells have inside of them is released. When this happens, your lymphatic system kicks in. It captures the fat and the fat cells and safely removes them from your body over time. The gradual nature of the results helps them to look natural.
Many people are attracted to this treatment because it does not require any surgery or downtime, and it is minimally-invasive. Some who were previously considering surgical procedures opted out of them when they heard about how effective Kybella® can be. Why undergo surgery when you can get great results using a non-surgical method?
This treatment is the only FDA-approved injectable that has been designed specifically to address a double chin. As of right now, this treatment has not been approved for use on other parts of the body. It’s nice to know that this treatment was specially formulated to address a double chin.
Benefits of Kybella®
This treatment offers clients so many benefits. For one, it is entirely non-surgical. Treatment sessions are simple and easy, and they generally won’t interrupt your everyday life. The treatment is also very safe, having been approved by the FDA. Because of this approval, you can also be sure that it is effective. The results look natural and subtle, which is what most people want when they opt for a cosmetic treatment to get rid of something that it bothering them. Unlike a surgical procedure, no healthy tissue is damaged during this treatment.
How Can I Prepare for My Kybella® Treatments?
Since this is a non-surgical treatment, you are not going to have to go through the same prep you would if you were going under the knife for a surgical procedure. Still, during your initial consultation with us, we are going to go over a few things that will improve the chances of you having the best outcome from this treatment. For example, we are going to be interested in learning about your health and medical history. We want to talk to you about past cosmetic procedures you have had, either on your face, your neck, or your chin.
Although this is a non-surgical treatment, it is still a medical treatment. In order to get the most out of the treatment, you need to be as healthy as possible. This is why we may ask you about things like trouble swallowing or bleeding problems. Certain conditions may impact whether or not you are a good candidate for this treatment. Additionally, we do not perform this treatment on women that are pregnant or nursing. This is because the medical community is still researching the effect this treatment could have on an infant or fetus.
We may ask you to avoid ibuprofen and acetaminophen in the days leading up to the treatment. We will make sure to cleanse your face thoroughly immediately before the treatment so that you will have the best results.
A Closer Look at the Treatment
You should be happy to know that these treatments are performed in the comfort of our San Antonio spa. They are designed to be quick and convenient, even for those with busy schedules and lifestyles. You can simply come to our office, receive the injections, and then go about your everyday activities. Downtime is minimal, so you can target your double chin in a discreet, simple way.
After cleansing your face, the treatment can begin with a qualified and skilled professional marking the injection sites on your chin and neck. The injection locations will have been determined previously based on our examination of your face and based on the results you are looking to experience. Then we may administer a topical numbing agent. This guarantees that the treatment will be as comfortable as it can possibly be for you.
The number of injections you will have will vary. Some will only need 20 injections. Others may need up to 50 injections to get the desired results. It all depends on the unique case. You are not going to notice the benefits of the treatment immediately. In fact, many people say it takes multiple treatments at our med spa in San Antonio before they start noticing a change. However, the cells that are affected by the deoxycholic acid are gradually metabolized by the body.
The number of treatments that you are going to need will vary, depending on your condition and the desired results. The maximum amount of treatments you would get is four. Each treatment session should be spaced a set amount of time apart to allow for total healing of the treatment area.
Once the deoxycholic acid destroys the fat cells under your chin, the results should be permanent. When fat cells are destroyed, your body usually does not regenerate them. They are gone. So there is nowhere for your body to store fat underneath your chin. With that being said, it’s still important to maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and healthy eating. As is the case with most cosmetic procedures, major weight gain in the future can lead to unappealing results. With that being said, the results are designed to last for the rest of your life.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Thankfully, the answer for most people is a resounding yes. However, the best way for us to determine your candidacy is to sit down and have a consultation with you. As we examine the reasons for your double chin and as we discuss your medical history with you, we will get a clear picture as to whether or not this treatment is right for you.
It is important for you to have realistic expectations of what this treatment can and cannot do for you. For example, you can’t look at this treatment as a way to look like a different person. You will still look like you, just without a double chin. You may look younger and slimmer afterwards, but the treatment is only designed to address a double chin and not make you look younger or skinnier. You should feel free to ask us to see photographs of individuals who we have treated and look at the results that this treatment created for them.
Do keep in mind that good candidates have a double chin as a result of submental fat. For those dealing with submental fullness due to excess skin, another type of treatment may be recommended, as Kybella® does not treat the skin.
The more informed you are about Kybella® treatments, the happier you will be with the end results. So we encourage all who visit to use that initial consultation as a way of posing questions to get a clear idea about what this treatment is all about.
It’s important to note that Kybella® treatment works for both men and women. In the past, cosmetic treatments like Kybella® were mainly associated with mature women. Times have changed, however, and more and more men are seeking out ways to enhance their look. We’ve also seen that more and more younger individuals are opting for cosmetic treatments to achieve their aesthetic goals.
Learn More During a Consultation
Have you been struggling with a double chin for a number of years? Or perhaps you are just now noticing the development of a double chin. As you may know all too well, a double chin is impossible to target with diet and exercise. This means the best way to treat it non-surgically is with Kybella® injections. Although liposuction is an effective way to eliminate this issue, most people don’t want to go under the knife. What’s more, some people don’t qualify for surgery. The good news is most people who are interested in Kybella® for double chin treatment qualify for it.
Are you ready to do something about your double chin? If so, you are warmly invited to learn how you can dissolve your double chin with Kybella® during a consultation at Spa Black. We look forward to helping you improve your profile. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in San Antonio!