When taking pictures do you often find yourself trying to find the right pose to disguise submental fullness below the chin, also known as “double chin?” Submental fullness under the chin is common in men and women of all ages and can be caused by genetics, weight gain, and the natural aging process. According the a survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatological Surgery, nearly 70 percent of men and women are dissatisfied with their submental fullness. While this excess fat is difficult to target through diet and exercise, VITAHL Medical Aesthetics Chicago offers Kybella® injectable treatments to patients looking for a non-surgical option to improve their profile and chin contour.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is a FDA approved injectable treatment used to improve the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness below the chin. Kybella® is made from a synthetic deoxycholic acid that targets and destroys fat cells under the chin to improve chin contour and profile. Kybella® is administered as multiple small injections under the chin. The number of injections and number of treatments varies depending on your aesthetic goals.
What can I expect from Kybella®?
- Most patients see visible results after 2-4 treatments
- No recovery time
- Quick treatment sessions
- Treatment tailored to your aesthetic goals
- Minimal side effects
- High patient satisfaction rate
Am I a candidate for Kybella®?
Kybella® is recommended for adults 18 and up who wish to reduce fullness under their chin. It is most successful when used to improve moderate to severe submental fullness. If you are interested in determining if you are a candidate set up a complimentary consultation with VITAHL. During the consultation, Dr. Humes will evaluate multiple factors including your health, medical history, aesthetic goals and treatment expectations to determine if Kybella® is the right option for you.
What are the possible side effects?
Some temporary bruising, swelling, redness, numbness, and areas of hardness can occur at the injection sites but should reside within the first few days following treatment.
How long do the results last?
Results may vary. Once the fat cells under the chin are destroyed they can no longer accumulate fat, which means once your desired result is reached further treatment is not expected. Weight gain can potentially reverse the results of treatment so it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure the longevity of your results.
Why VITAHL Medical Aesthetics Chicago?
VITAHL Medical Aesthetics Chicago is a physician owned and operated practice that emphasizes physician regulated non-surgical treatments. With over 30 years of combined aesthetic experience and over 50 years of combined medical experience on our team, you know you’re in good hands when you visit VITAHL. We are committed to providing the highest level of customized service and care. Patient safety and satisfaction are always our highest priority.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about Kybella®!