Have you ever taken a selfie, caught yourself in profile, and thought to yourself, “Dear God – my neck looks like THAT?!?”
I certainly have. I have always had a double chin and really no jawline to speak of. No matter how much I worked out or how fit I was, that stubborn fat under my chin refused to leave. Surgery and liposuction seemed a little extreme, but there didn’t seem to be any other options.
The good news? Now there is a non-surgical, non-invasive, and best of all, permanent solution: Kybella.
Wondering how Kybella works? Basically, your body has a system for dissolving fat when it needs to. For example, if you run a marathon, your body senses it needs access to fat stores, and sends signals to the fat deposits in your body, instructing them to break down and release the fat into the bloodstream for your body to use.
The talented people at Allergan who brought us Botox, have isolated a molecule called deoxycholic acid, which tells your body to break down fat cells. The FDA has approved deoxycholic acid (under the brand name Kybella) to dissolve double chins.
Sounds amazing, right? But of course, there are a few considerations before blasting away that chin fat. First, recognize that the fat will take 4-8 weeks to dissolve. Second, the first week after your injections, you will have some swelling – enough that your friends may notice, unless you (unlike me) have a stylish collection of scarves or turtlenecks.
After that first week, you may still be able to notice some swelling, but most other people will not be able to tell. Your skin will also be mildly tender with decreased sensation. This will all gradually resolve in a couple of weeks. You will need three treatments (or sometimes a few more, depending on the amount of fat you are trying to dissolve). I have had two – and I can’t wait for my third. I finally have a jawline!
But the best part? Kybella is permanent. After you finish your course of treatment, you will never have a double chin again! Come call us at Restor to find out if Kybella is the right treatment for you.
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