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For something so small, a double chin can do a whole lot of damage. By preventing you from having a sleek and contoured neckline, a double chin can make you look much more overweight than you really are. A double chin is also considered to be a prominent sign of aging, so having a double chin can age someone and make them look years older than they really are. What’s more frustrating is that while there are some invasive, surgical procedures available to eliminate the double chin, there are very few nonsurgical options for double chin treatment that are effective.
Those hoping to avoid major surgery finally have a way to regain a sleeker neckline with Kybella®, the very first prescription medication designed just for eliminating the double chin. With a few simple injections administered by Dr. El Asmar, your double chin can be permanently eliminated, allowing you to look younger and more attractive with little to no downtime.
Since its approval from the FDA, Kybella® has been making a name for itself as an extremely innovative, safe yet powerful double chin treatment. To this day, it is the only cosmetic injectable treatment approved for double chin treatment. In 2015 it was even awarded the Allure Best of Beauty Breakthrough Award.
What is Submental fullness? Submental fullness is just another way of saying “a double chin.” The submental area is the area underneath the chin, and when aging, weight gain, or genetics results in an increase of fat deposits in that area, submental fullness occurs. Once injected into submental area, treatment targets submental fullness and leaves the patient with a sleeker profile.
The active ingredient is a substance called deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is identical to a fat-burning substance that occurs naturally in the body, and when it’s injected under the chin it burns up the fat cells that cause submental fullness. Deoxycholic acid essentially destroys these fat cells, and once they’re eliminated, the waste is naturally flushed from the body. Once these fat cells are gone, they’re never to return, and your athletic new chin contour is there to stay. No more annual touch up sessions or diminishing results as time goes by—only a permanently slimmer and youthful profile.
Your procedure is completely nonsurgical, so it doesn’t have a downtime or recovery, unlike more invasive surgeries like the neck lift or liposuction. Some patients experience swelling, tenderness, and bruising in the treatment area, but these are temporary side effects and should dissipate in a week or so. Ice can help with swelling and can help reduce any discomfort.