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What causes double chin?The clinical term is submental fullness, but you know the problem as double chin or turkey neck. It occurs when subcutaneous fat sags, causing a wrinkle and blurring the angle where the chin meets the neck. The condition adds years to your face and can make you appear heavier. Double chin may be age related, or the result of a weight increase. In some cases, family genetics cause you to store excess fat beneath the chin.
Correction without surgeryEven with healthy eating and exercise, this is a tough spot to “work off.” Historically, your options were liposuction or neck lift surgery. Dr. Lloyd is pleased to offer another choice. Kybella is an FDA-approved non-surgical injectable treatment. It is formulated with deoxycholic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body. Injected into precise points beneath the chin, Kybella dissolves fat.
Kybella is the substance that is used to dissolve the submental fat. The submental fat is the area under the chin that creates the double chin appearance.
What is Kybella used for?
Kybella is deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is the same enzyme that your gallbladder uses to dissolve the fat that you eat. Kybella is injected under the chin to dissolve the fat in the submental areas so that you have a more well-defined chin line or junction between the chin and the neck.
Am I a candidate for Kybella?
Anyone with unwanted fullness under the chin is a candidate for Kybella.
What happens during a Kybella treatment?
On your Kybella treatment day upon your arrival at the skin and vein institute you will be checked in and then brought back to your numbing room, in our numbing room the numbing cream will be applied to your neck and you will relax for about 45 minutes. You will then be brought to the treatment room, where the Kybella will be injected in the area under the chin, along the junction between the chin and the neck. After treatment, there will be a slight burning which goes away after about 15 minutes.
What happens after Kybella treatment?
After your treatment with Kybella, you will notice some swelling under the chin for about a week, this is because the fat that was there is being dissolved and taken away by natural processes through your body.
When will I see the results?
You will see results from your Kybella injections after about 6-8 weeks. You will be treated again after 8 weeks with a second round of injections to further enhance your results. Kybella is both safe and effective. Kybella is the best treatment out there for removing the unwanted fat under the chin to give you a more well-defined jawline.
Kybella by the numbers
- Treatment takes 30 minutes or less.
- Expect ten to 20 injections at each treatment (with local anesthetic to ensure your comfort).
- Minimal downtime! Most patients return to normal activities within a day or two. Potential side effects include minor swelling, bruising, and firmness.
- Most people achieve the results they are looking for after two treatments.
- Treatments are spaced two months apart.
- See visible improvement in four to six weeks.
- Long-lasting results – the body does not regenerate fat cells.
Are you ready to learn more about this minimally invasive option to reduce double chin? Call Skin & Vein Institute at (760) 642-6674 (new patients) or (760) 452-2080 (existing patients) to schedule a Kybella consultation.
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Meet Dr. Amanda LloydDR. AMANDA LLOYD HAS BEEN SERVING HER PATIENTS MORE THAN 15 YEARS.
Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.
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