Stubborn fat beneath the jawline, often referred to as a “double chin,” can be challenging to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. If you have questions about your double chin, like what causes it or how to treat it, then keep reading for tips from the team at SomaSou.
What is a double chin?
Double chin, or submental fat, is the excess fatty tissue that lives under the lower jaw. A double chin can affect both men and women for a variety of reasons. Most people think that a double chin is associated only with obesity, but there are other factors that can cause submental fat. Other factors that can lead to a double chin include genetics, aging, and poor posture.
How can you treat a double chin?
In addition to incorporating a healthy diet and exercise into your lifestyle, there are medical aesthetic treatments available to help reduce the appearance of a double chin.
Kybella is an FDA-approved treatment for reducing the appearance of submental fat under an individual’s chin. Kybella is the name for deoxycholic acid, a naturally produced substance in the body that helps break down fat for your body’s natural metabolism to process it. digestion.
How does Kybella work?
Kybella treatments work by injecting deoxycholic acid into your chin area, which then breaks down fat cells to reduce the appearance of a double chin. Kybella is only approved for use in the chin area and treatments are recommended two to three times total for optimum results.
Why choose Kybella?
Patients love Kybella treatments because they are a safe and painless way to treat double chin with fast results. Plus, retreatment is typically not needed once your desired aesthetic is reached.
How to prepare for Kybella treatments
If you are interested in trying Kybella treatments to address the appearance of a double chin, then the first step you should take is to set up a consultation with a medical provider. During your initial consultation, your provider will discuss if you are a good candidate for Kybella treatments, plus review your medical history which includes any cosmetic procedures you’ve done in the past to your face, neck, or chin area. The good news is, once you schedule a Kybella treatment, there’s really not much you need to do to prepare for your appointment. Kybella is non-surgical, so the treatment is safe and effective without much prep.
How long does a treatment take?
The average Kybella treatment session takes about 20 minutes. We recommend two to three treatments per patient. You will see full results in about 12 weeks.
Try Kybella at SomaSou
Are you interested in addressing your double chin with Kybella treatments? Contact SomaSou, Del Ray’s first MedSpa offering services to help our community regain vitality, strength, and confidence in themselves. SomaSou means “your body,” and we give you options to help you feel confident about it. Start your journey by taking an active role in your well-being and schedule a consultation with us today. For more information about our services, please contact us here.