Developing extra fat under your chin can soften your profile and make you look heavier and older than you actually are. If you are looking for a minimally invasive way to correct this aesthetic challenge, you should consider receiving Kybella treatments. At Columbus Facial Plastics at The Sullivan Centre in Columbus, Ohio, we can use this injectable treatment to minimize your double chin.
How Long Does Kybella Last?
Kybella in Columbus, Ohio is an injectable product that will permanently reduce your double chin and enhance the appearance of your profile. If you take good care of your body, your improvements will last for a long time. Since this product permanently destroys fat cells, you will be likely to enjoy a slimmer, more attractive profile for more than 15 years. Once you have completed your treatment plan, you won’t have to visit our office to receive follow-up injections.
Achieving Lasting Improvements
During your treatment, we will inject this powerful product into strategic locations under your chin. This injectable solution will kill some of the fat cells in your double chin. During the weeks after your injection treatments, your body will gradually flush out these dead fat cells. Since your body will not grow these specific cells, your improvements will last for a long period of time.
Living a Healthy Lifestyle
Although you won’t need to get additional injections after your treatment plan is completed, you will need to maintain your improvements by living a healthy lifestyle. This injectable will not remove all of the fat from your body. If you gain a very large amount of weight in the future, the remaining fat cells under your chin could expand. Over time, your profile could become softer.
To avoid this aesthetic issue, you should try to live a healthy, active lifestyle after you complete this fat reduction treatment. In particular, you should try to maintain your weight by engaging in a regular exercise program. For example, you could go running, hiking, or jogging several times a week. In addition, you should eat balanced meals that contain low amounts of processed foods and high amounts of vitamins and nutrients.
Why Do I Have Extra Fat Under My Chin?
There are a number of different characteristics and lifestyle choices that can cause you to store unwanted fat under your chin.
Your Family History
Like other physical characteristics, double chins frequently run in families. If your parents, uncles, aunts, and other relatives had double chins, you will be more likely to store extra fat in this area of your body. In fact, you might develop a double chin even if you are very active and healthy.
As you get older, the composition of your skin will change. In particular, the structural proteins that keep your skin firm and elastic will begin to weaken, and your skin will become more likely to crease and sag. Since the skin on your face and neck is very fragile, you will be especially likely to develop laxity issues in this area of your body.
Developing sagging skin on your neck will change the appearance of your chin. In particular, this issue can cause the existing fat under your chin to look larger and more noticeable.
You can develop a double chin when you are at a normal weight. That said, you will be more likely to experience this aesthetic problem if you are overweight. As you continue to gain weight, your body will become increasingly likely to store extra fat under your chin.
When you gain weight in a larger area of your body, like your stomach or legs, you might not notice the changes in your figure. In contrast, your face and chin are very small. As a result, gaining a small amount of unwanted fat in this area can dramatically alter your jawline and profile.
How Will This Injectable Product Improve My Profile?
This FDA-approved injectable solution contains an ingredient called deoxycholic acid. This acid is a molecule that your body naturally produces. Your body uses deoxycholic acid to absorb and process dietary fat.
Destroying Your Fat Cells
When we inject this substance into the tissues under your chin, the deoxycholic acid in this solution will dissolve some of the unwanted fat cells in this area of your body. After these cells have been destroyed, they will not be able to store fat. Once your injections are complete, your body will gradually clear away these dead cells, and your jawline will become more defined.
A Proven Method
Deoxycholic acid is very good at dissolving fat cells. During scientific studies, the majority of people who used Kybella experienced visible improvements in their double chins after they received multiple treatments.
How Should I Prepare for My Injections?
You won’t have to change your skincare routine or make other large adjustments to your daily schedule before you receive your injections. However, you may need to temporarily avoid taking aspirin and other supplements and medications that alter your blood flow.
In addition, you will not be able to get your injections while you have an active infection that affects the skin under your neck. If you develop a skin problem during the days before your appointment, you should call our office. We will reschedule your appointment for a later date.
What Should I Expect During My Treatment Sessions?
We will perform all of your injection sessions at our office in Columbus.
Examining Your Double Chin
Before we begin improving your double chin, we will carefully examine the skin in this part of your body. In addition, we will take photographs of your profile. These photographs will help us track your progress as you complete your treatment plan. We will also take measurements of your target area and make a series of temporary markings on your skin. We will use these temporary markings to guide us through the injection process.
Beginning Your Treatment
After we have thoroughly analyzed your chin, we will clean your skin. Depending on your preferences, we may apply numbing cream onto your skin. After your skin is sterilized, we will start administering the product into your tissues. You will receive a series of injections during each of your appointments. Each of your injections will be very quick.
The number of injections that you receive will depend on the amount of fat under your chin and your aesthetic goals. In general, it will take us about 30 minutes to complete each of your treatment sessions. After we inject the product into your body, you may feel a gentle stinging sensation. This is a positive sign that shows that the product is dissolving your fat cells.
What Will Happen After I Get My Injections?
We will not sedate you or give you general anesthesia during the injection process. As a result, you will be able to go to your workplace or drive yourself home once your appointment is complete. That said, the tissues under your chin will take some time to adjust to your injections. To help your tissues heal, we may advise you to apply ice to your target area.
In addition, we may instruct you to avoid taking aspirin and certain types of supplements for the next several days. You will also need to avoid going running, taking a challenging exercise class, or doing other difficult physical activities for the next four to five days. Engaging in these activities could increase the blood flow in your treatment area and make it more difficult for your tissues to heal.
How Many Injection Sessions Will I Need?
The number of appointments that you receive will depend on the size of your double chin, your body’s response to this treatment, and the improvements that you are trying to achieve. For example, you will usually need to receive more treatment sessions if you have a larger amount of fat underneath your chin.
A Gradual Process
In general, we will advise you to get two to three treatments. You will need to wait for about one month between each of your treatments. During the weeks after your injection sessions, your body will shed some of your unwanted fat cells, and your double chin will begin to improve.
Monitoring Your Results
After several weeks have passed, you will be able to evaluate the results of your treatment. If you are happy with your results, you can cancel your next appointment. If you would like to achieve additional improvements in your profile, you can receive more treatments.
How Long Will My Treatment Plan Take To Complete?
It’s common for your treatment plan to take several months to complete. Your body may take up to 12 weeks to respond to each of your treatment sessions. During this time, your double chin will gradually become smaller and less visible.
If you are trying to reduce your double chin before a wedding or other important occasion, you will need to begin your treatment plan several months before your event. When you have your first meeting with us, you should tell us about any deadlines or other important events that you are anticipating. If you give us enough time to improve your profile, we can work with you to achieve your goals before your big day.
Who Is Eligible To Use This Fat Reduction Method?
Since this fat reduction technique does not require you to receive incisions or general anesthesia, you are likely to be eligible for this treatment. However, we will protect your safety by discussing your health and medical history before we administer your injections.
Reviewing Your Health
During this discussion, you will need to tell us if you have any health problems that affect your neck area. In addition, you should let us know if you have received medical or cosmetic procedures on your chin, neck, or face. You should also tell us about any bleeding issues or swallowing problems that you have.
Looking at Your Skin
During each of your injection sessions, we will carefully examine the skin in your target area. If you are suffering from an active infection or another skin issue, you will not be able to receive your injections. You will need to let this issue clear up before we continue with your treatment plan.
Will This Treatment Firm the Skin Under My Neck?
If you have healthy skin, the tissues under your neck may become firmer after you receive this treatment. However, you need to understand that this treatment is designed to reduce the amount of fat under your chin. It is not intended to be used as a skin tightening method.
If you would like to firm the skin in this part of your body, you should think about getting an Ultherapy treatment in connection with your fat reduction program. Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses the power of sound energy to lift and firm your skin. During an Ultherapy session, we will use a state-of-the-art device to send ultrasonic energy into your neck.
You can also use NeckTite to firm your skin. NeckTite is a minimally invasive treatment that can improve the lax tissues on your jawline and neck. During your treatment, we will put a small tube under your skin. We will use this tube to heat up your skin with radiofrequency energy. This energy will contract your skin and firm your tissues.
It will usually take us about 90 minutes to complete this treatment. To keep you comfortable during this process, we will provide you with a local anesthetic before we begin improving your tissues. You will usually see the full impact of this skin-firming method within three to four months.
Improve Your Double Chin
If you would like to reduce unwanted fat under your chin without receiving general anesthesia or injections, you will probably benefit from getting Kybella treatments. This injectable product can permanently eliminate some of the fat cells in your double chin. To learn more about this minimally invasive fat reduction treatment, contact us at Columbus Facial Plastics at The Sullivan Centre in Columbus, Ohio.