Submental fat can be really difficult to shed. Unlike your belly or thighs, exercise and dieting are rarely enough to slim down the area under your chin. Liposuction is an option, but it’s a surgical procedure. That means it comes with certain risks as well as some downtime. You could wear really high turtlenecks all the time — but that’s hardly practical. Fortunately, there’s another solution, and it’s called Kybella©.
How Does It Work?
The only injectable that is approved by the FDA to get rid of excess fat under the chin. Kybella’s active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, a natural acid that’s produced by your body.
During digestion, deoxycholic acid helps break down fatty foods, making them easier to metabolize. Kybella uses a purified, synthetic version of deoxycholic acid. This works in the same way to dissolve fat in your submental area.
What to Expect During and After Your Kybella Treatment
During your treatment session, you’ll have a series of injections into the fatty tissue under your chin. The number of injections you’ll need will depend on the amount of fat you’re looking to get rid of. Once the solution is injected, it works immediately to break apart and dissolve fat tissue. Over the next few weeks, your body removes the fatty debris and metabolizes it naturally. This eliminates it from your body and leaving slimmer contours behind.
You can expect your treatment to take about 30 minutes, and there’s no downtime afterward. While you’ll see an improvement after just one session, most people get the benefits they want after a series of two to six treatments spaced at least two months apart. Once the fat is gone, it’s gone for good.
At Collaborative Healthcare, we customize every Kybella treatment based on the patient’s treatment goals, which means you can feel confident right from the start. To learn more about Kybella or to schedule a consultation, give us a call at (803) 359-2273 today.