If you're looking for cosmetic dermatology services to help you reduce the appearance of submental fat or double chin, Kybella could be the treatment for you. But what is Kybella, and what benefits does it offer? Here are a few things you need to know.
Before we discuss the benefits of this cosmetic dermatology treatment, it's necessary to give a brief overview of what it actually is. Simply put, Kybella is an injectable product that is used to aid in the breakdown of dietary fat, particularly underneath the chin. The active ingredient in this product is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is naturally produced in the body and helps break down and absorb fat. With this particular ingredient, Kybella can break down and destroy fat cells where it's administered. While it might seem similar to lip injections or injectable dermal fillers, Kybella isn't designed to fill or plump up the area where it's administered. Rather, it renders the cells in that area unable to store fat, which means it can actually help shrink a double chin. So you might not be able to treat wrinkles with this product, but it's certainly effective at improving cosmetic appearance. Let's take a look at a few benefits of this treatment.
Much like injections for wrinkles or lip fillers, Kybella is a minimally-invasive treatment. Other cosmetic solutions to a double chin may involve surgery, but with a few simple injections, Kybella can provide excellent results with much less invasiveness. While it may take a few treatments to see the desired results, Kybella is still much less invasive than other fat removal procedures that might remove a double chin.
Again, a few simple injections administered by your doctor can mean the end of your double chin woes. A Kybella treatment session only takes a few minutes, and then you can be on your way. Save for your consultation; you shouldn't need to take a chunk of time out of your day to have this treatment performed. Multiple treatment sessions may be necessary to achieve your desired results, but all that time will hardly add up to anything significant.
If you want to get on with your day after your treatment session, that's no problem. Since Kybella is minimally invasive and typically produces very few side effects, you can return to your daily routine pretty much as soon as your session ends. You should still expect a little bit of redness and tenderness at the injection site, but aside from that, you'll be good to go in no time at all.
One of the biggest benefits of a Kybella treatment is that the results are designed to be permanent. That means once you're done with the prescribed number of treatment sessions, you can enjoy your new profile for the foreseeable future. In other words, you shouldn't need any further treatment for your double chin once Kybella has done its job.
If Kybella sounds like a good option for your cosmetic woes, set up a consultation with our team at North Pacific Dermatology today.