There’s nothing more confronting than a gorgeous, refined jawline being masked by a double chin. This unwanted padding can appear out of nowhere and change the structure of your face entirely, even making you look rounder than you really are. Kybella is a groundbreaking injectable that destroys the fat that makes a double chin, making you look younger and slimmer in one simple session. Here at Backstage Salon and Spa in Rowley, MA, we can get you feeling more gorgeous in no time.
How Long Do Kybella Results Last?
Most of us understand that when it comes to injectables, the results are beautiful, but not long-lasting. That’s just the nature of these treatments, which most of us believe are temporary solutions to cosmetic concerns. But amazingly, Kybella is a one-time treatment. Once completed, you won’t need to come back for any touch-up sessions. This is because this treatment destroys fat cells around the double chin permanently. The cells don’t regrow and you’re left with a slim and contoured jawline for good.
What Is Meant by “Submental Fullness”?
This is the fat that occurs under the chin and around the jawline, commonly known as a double chin. It gives the face and neck a rounder, more full appearance. It can unbalance a body, making a person look like their face is disproportionate to the rest of them.
While pockets of fat, especially submental fullness, are commonly associated with being overweight, this isn’t the case. Double chins can happen to people of all shapes and sizes, even if a person is otherwise slim. When surveyed, around 64% of people in the US of all genders and ages said they experienced double chins and were unhappy with them.
What Causes Submental Fullness?
A whole number of factors can be behind a person’s submental fullness. There’s the most typically assumed cause, which is carrying a bit of extra weight. But age can be another major contributor. As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin, which are the chemicals that keep our skin tight and lifted. Without them, the skin droops and sags. You may notice this happening around your jawline, making it seem as though you have a double chin.
Another factor may be genetics. You may have inherited your double chin from your parents, as some people are just more genetically inclined to store fat around their neck. A weak jaw structure or a shorter jawline can also make the skin in this area look flabbier than it is. Even your posture might be causing a double chin, as poor posture can cause neck and chin muscles to weaken. This leads to the skin on top of these muscles dropping so that it hangs under the jawline.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This injectable utilizes a synthetic version of a chemical called deoxycholic acid, or DA. DA is a naturally occurring substance found in the stomach that breaks down fats from food. Here, the same principle is applied to fat cells in the chin. This synthetic DA is carefully and precisely injected into the treatment area, where it immediately gets to work disrupting the membranes of fat cells. They become weak and over time fall apart, releasing their fatty acids and dying.
Because cells commonly die within the body, our lymphatic systems routinely sweep through and flush away dead cells. In this case, it will get rid of all the dead fat cells and acids. They’ll exit your body through normal processes and then, amazingly, won’t grow back.
How Do Fat Cells Work?
Did you know we have billions of fat cells in our body? The exact amount varies from person to person, but we’re all full of them. And when a person gains weight, these fat cells get bigger. You can shrink the fat cells with diet and exercise, but you can’t get rid of them permanently. That’s why it’s so easy to gain weight after losing it. Frustratingly, fat is also hard to shake because our bodies are designed to store it, in case we’re ever in need of extra energy.
But all that changes with Kybella, which permanently gets rid of fat cells. It’s not about “weight loss” or shrinking the cells, but getting rid of them by breaking them down for gorgeous cosmetic results. Incredibly, fat cells don’t regenerate after they’re destroyed. Our bodies only create a certain amount in our teen years and then stop producing them when we’re older. So after treatment, you can expect a permanently sculpted chin and no more stubborn fat.
One thing to be aware of? Other untreated areas of your body and face will still be holding fat cells that can expand in size. If other areas gain weight while your chin stays sharp, it can look inconsistent. We recommend staying in a similar weight range to what you were in during treatment through exercise, diet, and consistent weight management.
What Happens During Treatment?
The first step is to come into our gorgeous facility in Rowley, MA, for a consultation. This is your chance to tell us what you’re looking to get out of the treatment and we can make sure you’re a good candidate. We’ll examine your medical history and ensure that no medication you’re on will interfere with treatment. On the day of the actual treatment, you’ll be seated comfortably in a private room. We’ll clean the treatment area and possibly apply a numbing agent.
Then, using a very fine needle filled with product, we’ll administer the injections. How many injections you’ll need will depend on the size of your submental fullness, as well as the tissue you carry in that area. Generally, the session lasts for about twenty minutes to half an hour. The same goes for how many sessions you’ll be asked to come in for; it’s dependent on the individual and how they respond to the treatment. Generally, we recommend anywhere between two and six sessions to see optimal results.
As your body flushes out the dead fat cells, the results will occur gradually and become more pronounced with a few sessions. Usually, changes occur two to four weeks following your first session, getting better with time. Patients love their new, slim faces in the aftermath of treatment. Studies show that this treatment has an 82.4% rate of satisfaction with participants.
Why Do People Undergo This Treatment?
It Gives You Control Over Your Body
Everyone deserves to age gracefully and be in charge of their bodies. It used to be only celebrities and the uber-rich who had access to cosmetic treatments that kept them warding off wrinkles, lines, and unwanted pockets of fat.
But now these treatments have become more accessible and affordable thanks to simpler methods that address problems directly and effectively. That means anyone who wants to can now be the boss of how they age. When we get to dictate how we eat, how we work out, what makeup we wear, how we cut our hair, and how we dress, why shouldn’t we also decide where we develop fat and sagging skin?
It Makes You Look Slimmer
Anyone who’s lost weight will tell you it only takes a few pounds to notice a change. Maybe more than anywhere else, your double chin is less about how much fat there is and more about where it’s sitting. Fat around the neck is one of the easiest ways to make a person look chubby and bulky, no matter how trim they actually are. In getting rid of it, patients can create the illusion of significant weight loss even though that submental fullness won’t amount to much change in weight at all.
Our patients often report their friends and family think they’ve lost weight after treatment! So even though it’s just a small section of your face, Kybella can do wonders for your whole body.
It Restores Confidence
While a double chin is perfectly normal and usually healthy, it doesn’t mean it’s not a source of embarrassment. It can make people worried about how their face looks at any time. It might affect how they pose for photos or even just the way they talk and laugh with friends. We’re all seeing our faces more than ever before thanks to video conferences, selfies, and whatever else.
And that can make us self-conscious, especially if, when we look at ourselves, we’re always noticing a double chin. That’s why so many people find this treatment to be a source of empowerment and a huge confidence booster. No longer do they have to hold themselves a certain way or worry about how their double chin might be affecting their laugh or smile. Instead, they can be their best, most free selves.
There’s No Surgery Involved
You may be familiar with the phrase “under the knife”. There was a time when the only way to get rid of fat and other signs of aging was to cut them out surgically. This treatment doesn’t require any incisions and is only minimally invasive. Thanks to a streamlined technique that’s safe and effective, patients can be in and out in half an hour without worrying about any risk of infection, the effects of anesthesia, or needing a long healing and rest period following treatment.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
This is a great option for anyone over 18 who has noticed submental fullness and can’t get rid of it with exercise or diet. Patients must be willing to come in for a few sessions over several months to achieve the best results. Those who lead healthy, active lifestyles are also good candidates as they maintain their results with greater ease.
Thanks to deoxycholic acid occurring naturally in the body, it’s unlikely that patients will have an allergic reaction to this synthetic version. We will, however, ensure that it’s compatible with your medical history. For example, people who suffer from blood clots may not be prime candidates. Importantly, this treatment is for cosmetic purposes and shouldn’t be seen as a weight loss solution. If you’re looking to burn calories, targeting this small pocket of fat isn’t going to help and we recommend chatting to a doctor or dietician instead.
Schedule a Consultation Today
It doesn’t matter why you have a double chin; if you’re ready to get rid of it, our expert staff are ready to help. With Kybella, you can achieve a gorgeous, contoured jawline that takes years off and leaves you feeling confident and ready to show yourself off to the world. So what are you waiting for? Schedule a consultation with Backstage Spa and Salon in Rowley, MA, today.