Blame it on social media, we are becoming very critical of how we look. A lot of people are zeroing in on their chins, bothered that they are seeing double. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, almost 68% of all Americans are affected by the issue of a double chin. This number is quite a lot and most of us would want to do something about the issue. Before we trudge on to the treatment options available, it is best that we know first what exactly a double chin is.
Submental fullness, another term for double chin, is a condition usually caused by a thick layer of subcutaneous fat on the chin in combination with loose skin. The aging process causes changes in skin firmness all over the body, including in the chin area which prompts the area to loosen and sag, coupled with a thickening layer of subcutaneous fat resting behind the chin it creates a fold that results in the appearance of a second chin.
Submental fullness usually is due to weight gain but there are instances of people with a near-ideal weight yet still have the same issues. The fat cells located on the chin tend to be weight loss resistant, no amount of exercising or dieting can eliminate the stubborn subcutaneous fat residing on the chin area.
However, with medical advancements, there are now ways to treat these problems in the neck and chin area. Two of the most preferred treatment are liposuction and Kybella.
Kybella is an injectable treatment whose active ingredient is a synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
This FDA-approved injectable substance removes fat buildup under the chin. The upper neck and chin areas are injected with the solution deoxycholic acid over a period of several sessions since most people need more than one session to completely get rid of excess chin fat. No maintenance is needed once optimal results are achieved.
Why Choose Kybella
It costs less
Prepare to pay from $2,000 to $5,000 for laser liposuction of the chin area, this doesn’t even include medications or compression bandages needed after the procedure. The price for liposuction treatment is way too high compared to getting a Kybella treatment.
No surgery is required
As with any surgical procedure, laser liposuction requires IV sedation, which contributes to the higher cost. Injectable fillers however do not require incisions or anesthesia. Plus, injections are much less invasive, yet still super effective in removing fat from under the chin..
Ideal for small or medium-sized double chins
Deoxycholic acid would work best for small or medium-sized double chin. Those with a great deal of skin sag or those with a severe double chin may benefit more from laser liposuction. It’s best to speak with experienced Kybella injectors, James Christian Sardelli, RPA-C being one of them, to find out which procedure would provide the best results for your individual situation.
Little to no recovery time
Kybella is a better choice if your busy lifestyle doesn’t allow you time off for the recovery that comes with a lipo procedure. There is no downtime with each Kybella session. It’s great for those who want to be able to go to work the next day or even the same day. Visit our office or call today to find out all potential risks and side effects of this treatment.
Get KYBELLA® at an office near you
Is this fat melting injectable what you’ve been looking for? Give James Christian Cosmetics a call. We are available 24/7 on our Cosmetic Concierge lines at 917-860-3113 for our New York offices and 305-849-0307 for our Miami office. Our trusted professional injectors will be glad to discuss your options and set plans for your desired outcome.