If you are troubled by a noticeable double chin, you are not alone. Millions of Americans have submental fullness, which is the formation of excess fat underneath the chin and on the upper portion of the neck. While harmless, this excess fat can cause patients to look heavier than they really are, and have a negative effect on the profile. Submental fullness can be genetic, or may be caused by excess weight gain, but is difficult to target and was once only treated with plastic surgery. Fortunately, with continued advances in plastic surgery and dermatology, patients now have another option that is far less invasive yet effective: Kybella.
What is Kybella?
The doctors at the Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center of Hallandale Beach and Miami Beach, Florida describe Kybella as an alternative to liposuction for the treatment of submental fullness. This medication is an injectable that is used to break down fat where it is injected and allow the body to naturally flush it out over the course of several weeks. With Kybella injections, patients reduce the appearance of their double chin for a more contoured appearance with time.
Does Kybella really work?
Kybella has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of submental fullness. It helps patients in removing unwanted fat in this undesirable area without surgery and scars. The results are gradual, ensuring a natural finished look. With treatments, patients need to understand that the results take time. Patients can start seeing results after a few weeks, with full final results approximately six months after their last Kybella injection. Patients can continue to have injections done to maintain the improvement and address any extra fat cells that may grow with time.
Ready to tackle that excess skin underneath the chin?
Take charge of your doble chin today with the help of a professional with Kybella injections. The Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center is proud to offer this and other medical and cosmetic solutions for the face and body. Drs. Martin Zaiac and Nardo Zaias assist patients in the areas of Hallandale Beach and Miami Beach, FL with their needs when they call for an appointment at (305) 532-4478.