With cameras surrounding us everywhere in our daily lives, more and more people are noticing that they have unwanted fullness under the chin. Submental fullness can easily make you seem older, heavier, and less vibrant. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with the problem, thanks to a new, minimally-invasive treatment. Kybella® offers a simple, permanent solution to those with submental fullness (also known as a double chin). Masri Clinic is proud to offer Kybella® injectable treatments for patients in the Birmingham and Dearborn Michigan areas.
Kybella®, or deoxycholic acid, is an injectable prescription-only medication that is administered in a doctor’s office. Kybella® is the only injectable treatment FDA-approved specifically for the treatment of fatty deposits under the chin.
Submental fullness, more commonly known as a double chin, can be caused by weight gain and/or genetics. A double chin may be something you have dealt with your whole life, it may have developed over time due to aging, or it may have been caused by weight gain. Whatever the reason, when diet and exercise alone cannot improve the contours and appearance of the chin, Kybella® can help.
Kybella® has been shown to be effective for the treatment of moderate to severe submental fat in adult patients. Unlike other forms of treatment, Kybella® works by mimicking a natural process already used by the body to break down and absorb fat. Instead of using surgical, laser, or liposuction techniques, which work from the outside in, Kybella® attacks and breaks down the fat from the inside by safely destroying the fat cells themselves, without damaging the surrounding healthy tissues.
Kybella® injectable treatments are ideal for patients who feel self-conscious about their chin profile due to excessive under-the-chin fat distribution. In many cases, even when patients have worked to lose weight, the chin area can retain excess fullness (this is a common “problem area”). Kybella® treatments can help patients regain their confidence and self-esteem by resolving fat in the problem area and improving chin contours for a sleek profile.
As underlying fat deposits are broken down and eliminated, the neck area’s contours improve, yielding a more youthful appearance. Because the process is gradual, injectable Kybella® treatments provide a natural transformation. This can make patients appear more energized, slimmer and vibrant without looking like they “had work done.”
The active ingredient in Kybella® targets and then dissolves submental fatty deposits, providing a permanent solution to the problem without surgery or other complicated routines. Treatment is noninvasive and requires little to no downtime, allowing patients to resolve submental fullness without interrupting their busy lives.
Ideal candidates for this advanced treatment are adults with moderate to severe submental fat (double chin). If you have excess fat under your chin, are in general good health, and have realistic expectations for the outcome, Kybella® may be right for you. During your consultation, the doctor will examine you and discuss any health issues you may have to determine what form of treatment will best meet your specific needs.
You should also discuss any medications you may be currently taking, as well as any previous or upcoming surgeries involving your face, neck or chin. You should inform the doctor if you are currently breastfeeding, pregnant, or have had previous issues with excessive bleeding. The Masri Clinic staff will need to discuss any other potential side effects or medical issues you may have.
Before your Kybella® treatments, you will need to schedule an appointment at Masri Clinic to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure. Our experts at Masri Clinic will take the time to sit down with you, listen to and answer all your questions. They will work with you to determine your aesthetic goals and suggest which treatment options best fit your unique needs. In addition to assessing your candidacy for Kybella® treatments, your consultation is an excellent opportunity to get to know the staff and get all the information you need to make the decision that is right for you.
Treatment typically takes less than 20 minutes per session, and involves a simple injection process at one of our Masri Clinic locations. Depending on the amount of under-the-chin fullness you wish to resolve, multiple treatments (up to six sessions) may be required to achieve your ideal chin profile. Injections are usually spaced at least one month apart, until your ideal profile has been achieved.
Kybella® can also be used in conjunction with other forms of surgical and nonsurgical treatments such as dermal fillers, microdermabrasion, Botox®, rhinoplasty (nose job), cheek implants, Blue Light treatments for acne and other procedures. The doctor will be happy to discuss any additional treatments that you may be interested in receiving. Masri Clinic proudly offers a wide range of advanced treatments and services combined with highly personalized, superior care.
Following treatment, there is no downtime required—patients can get back to normal activities immediately. There may be some minor residual swelling, areas of hardness, redness, numbness, and or bruising around the injection site for a few days. Side effects are generally minimal and should not prevent you from returning to your normal routine. Be sure to tell the doctor if you have any unusual symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing, an uneven smile, or facial muscle weakness. In many cases, patients return to work the very same day after receiving their injections.
Before treatment begins, Dr. Masri will examine the area around your chin to determine the number of treatments you will require to achieve your best possible chin profile. During each treatment, you will receive several small injections directly into the fatty deposits under your chin. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount and distribution of submental fat under your chin.
Although any form of treatment can have side effects, Kybella® is considered both safe and effective. During clinical studies, side effects were rare. Most side effects did not require treatment, as they resolved on their own within days to weeks following treatment. It should also be noted that while Kybella® is considered a long-term, permanent solution to submental fullness, patients who gain a significant amount of weight may see new fatty deposits appear in the chin area.
Though the procedure is very safe, it is not suitable for every patient. You should not receive Kybella® treatments if you have an allergic reaction to the medication or any of its ingredients in the past, or if you have an active infection in your chin or neck area.
Kybella® has been specifically developed for use under the chin. It is not recommended or approved for application in other body areas.
If you’re ready to banish the double chin, our expert providers are standing by. We work hard to ensure that your visit to Masri Clinic is seamless and positive, and our dedicated staff will be there with you every step of the way. We proudly offer cutting-edge technology and advanced cosmetic and aesthetic care that fits your lifestyle and needs.
Contact our offices today to learn more about our free initial consultation and evaluation. Get a sleeker, more youthful chin area. Call 866-487-3223 for our Birmingham, Mi location, or 313-945-9800 for our Dearborn, Mi office today.