An inherited double chin can detract from your profile. Fortunately, Kybella® injectable solution provides a way to permanently destroy that unwanted submental fat. At Hanami Medspa, board-certified physician and medical aesthetics specialist Elaine Phuah, DO, MBA, FACOI, personally administers Kybella injections so you receive the highest standard of care and safety. In the weeks that follow your Kybella treatments, your double chin becomes more slender as fat disappears. Is Kybella right for you? Call to schedule a consultation or use the online booking system.
Submental fat is also known as a double chin. It may be the result of weight gain, but that’s not always the case. You may simply inherit a double chin if it runs in your family or develop one as you get older and your skin loses elasticity.
Kybella is a prescription cosmetic injectable that’s FDA-approved to destroy stubborn fat cells under your chin, the submental area. The active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, is a naturally occurring substance that your body uses to break down dietary fat. Kybella uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid to target and destroy fat cells to reduce fullness under your chin.
Dr. Phuah creates a customized treatment plan based on your individual needs, but you may begin to notice a visible difference after just two to four Kybella treatment sessions. Most men and women benefit from six treatments spaced about a month apart.
If you’re bothered by a double chin and wish to avoid surgery or any other type of invasive procedure to reduce your submental fat, then Kybella may be an ideal solution. If you’re over 18 years old and in good overall health, you may benefit from a series of Kybella injections.
During each Kybella treatment, Dr. Phuah injects the solution into several areas under your chin. It takes 15-20 minutes, and the number of injections depends on the amount of fat you have and your desired outcome.
While it’s not terribly painful during treatment, you may have some bruising or numbness under your chin immediately following your appointment. Otherwise, you’re free to return to your daily activities.
Kybella permanently destroys fat cells in the submental area, so once those fat cells are gone, they don’t regenerate. Your body naturally eliminates the fat cells through your lymphatic system so you can enjoy a more slender profile long term.
To learn more about how Kybella works and if you’re a good candidate for the treatment, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Phuah or use the online scheduler today.