Kybella in West Caldwell, NJ

A double chin can be one of the most frustrating cosmetic concerns on the body, as sometimes no amount of diet and exercise can get rid of it. Topical treatments such as creams and serums often are not effective either. So what’s left to treat it? Kybella is a groundbreaking method of permanent double chin removal and can leave patients with a gorgeous, stronger jawline in just a few weeks. To learn more about this incredible treatment, offered at BeYouth Medspa + Wellness, read on.

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How Does Kybella Work?

Kybella uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that helps break down dietary fat. In this treatment, it is used to improve the appearance of moderate to severe convexity associated with submental fat in adults. When injected into the chin, the deoxycholic acid finds fat cells and gets to work breaking them down, either releasing their fluids so they shrink down, or destroying them completely. These fluids and dead cells then leave the body via the metabolic process.   Kybella is approved by the FDA for use in adults over 18 years of age who have a moderate to severe fullness under the chin. It is an effective option for those who are not interested in surgery. Because deoxycholic acid is such a powerful ingredient, it can only be used on the chin, as this area of the body is isolated from all your important tissues and organs. Patients love that treatment is so targeted and specifically tailored to one area.

Why Do I Struggle With Submental Fullness?

There are a few reasons why someone might struggle with submental fullness. One common reason is weight gain, which can cause excess fat to accumulate in the neck and chin area. Other causes can include age-related changes in skin elasticity, genetics, and even posture. While there are a lot of things you can try doing to reduce submental fullness – adopt good posture, do facial exercises, lower your overall body mass – it can be a very tricky pocket of fat to get rid of.

What Happens During Treatment?

An Initial Consultation

Your first step will be to come in for a chat with a member of our expert team here at BeYouth Medspa + Wellness. Our team member will perform a physical examination of your neck to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for treatment. We will ask about any medical conditions you have that could affect your ability to tolerate treatments. Be sure to tell your doctor about any allergies, medications you are taking, and any medical conditions you have.

Your Unique Treatment Plan

After your consultation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. This plan will take into account the areas of your neck that you wish to address and the results that you hope to achieve. It will detail things like how many injections and sessions you’ll need, plus how many units of product should be used. Our patients appreciate that every treatment is customized for the individual, ensuring every client gets optimized results to suit their goals.

Your Session

During your actual session, our staff member will administer the injections using a small needle. We may first apply a topical numbing cream to ensure you feel completely comfortable throughout the session. The number of injections you receive will vary depending on the size and shape of your neck. Generally, however, treatment only takes between fifteen to twenty minutes, after which time you will be immediately free to leave! We don’t use any kind of anesthetic, so you’ll be able to drive to and from your appointment.

How Many Sessions Are Needed To See Results?

These injections are usually administered in a series of 2-4 treatments, depending on the severity and size of your double chin. You should be able to see results after just one treatment, though it can take up to 8 weeks for the full effects to be visible. Generally speaking, a smaller area of submental fullness will require fewer treatments than a larger area. If you have severe skin laxity, for instance, then you may require more than 4 treatments. Once you’ve had the injections, you should start to see results within a few weeks! It takes a while to develop because the dead fat cells and fluids have to leave the body via excretion, which can take some time and will depend on how quickly your body metabolizes. Patients appreciate that this means the results develop quite gradually and therefore naturally; it can seem like they’ve just developed as a result of exercise or diet rather than any kind of treatment.

Is There Much Downtime Needed After Treatment?

There is no downtime needed after treatment! You will be immediately able to carry on with your day after your appointments, heading back to work or running errands. This is in contrast to a facelift or liposuction, which would likely require at least a week of bed rest afterward, plus some noticeable bruising. If you experience any redness after your treatment, you’ll be able to cover it with makeup. We may suggest you avoid harsh products like retinoids on the treatment area for a few days after.

Are the Results Permanent?

Incredibly, the results from this treatment can be permanent. That’s because the body stops producing new fat cells after adolescence, so when you lose fat cells, the body can’t replace them. Something to be aware of, however, is that not every fat cell in the treatment area will be destroyed during treatment. Some will only shrink down, meaning they have the potential to eland again if you put on weight in the future. For this reason, we recommend maintaining a similar weight after your treatment.

Say Goodbye to Submental Fullness

Kybella is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your neck. It can help to significantly reduce the appearance of fat under the chin, making it one of the most potent under chin fat removal solutions available. It’s also a great option for those who are not satisfied with the results of other treatments, such as liposuction or surgery. If you’re ready to enjoy a slender, sculpted jawline, we’re ready to hear from you. Schedule your consultation with BeYouth Medspa + Wellness today.