Here’s a question for you: The last time you received notification that you’d been tagged in a photo on Facebook or Instagram, how did you feel? Were you excited to see the photo? Or did you dread what you might find? For most of us, it’s the latter. We’d prefer the option to delete, edit, or retake photos before they’re made public, particularly when that darn double chin makes an appearance.
What causes the double chin—and how to get rid of it?
The double chin is caused by the accumulation of fat beneath the chin and jawline. Also called submental fullness, this layer of fat can be the result of an unhealthy diet, weight gain, poor posture, genetics, or a loss of skin elasticity due to aging. While there are some lifestyle changes you can make and chin and neck exercises you can do, that stubborn pocket of fat causing your double chin may not respond very quickly—if at all. Liposuction is a quicker, more reliable option, but if you’re uncomfortable with going under the knife, Kybella might just be your new best friend.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is the one and only cosmetic injectable approved by the FDA for the treatment of submental fat, or the double chin. The active ingredient in Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in our bodies that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
The Kybella treatment involves a series of injections into the fat tissue where the active ingredient sets to work immediately destroying the fat cells. It takes about 4 to 6 weeks to see the results, but once destroyed, those fat cells cannot come back. This means your Kybella results will last as long as you maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine. For optimal results, most people need 2 to 6 Kybella treatments.
Kybella + Dermal Fillers = A Chiseled Jawline
Consider the most attractive celebrities you see in magazines and movies. You may also notice that they all—men and women—tend to have a sharp jawline that looks great from any angle. Some come by that profile naturally, and others get discreet help from a combination of Kybella and chin fillers or jawline fillers.
How they work together: Kybella destroys the fat cells, and the dermal fillers, such as Radiesse or Juvederm, can be used to sculpt your chin and jawline for a chiseled look that’s attractive in both men and women. While you may have to wait a few weeks to see results from your Kybella treatment, most dermal fillers tend to show results right away. So when you combine Kybella with chin fillers or jawline fillers, you get immediate results that continue to improve with time.
Want a sharper jawline that looks great from any angle?
As with most procedures, the key to getting gorgeous results with Kybella and dermal fillers is to choose the right practitioner. At Siti Med Spa, we have the skill and experience to help you reach your cosmetic goals, and we’re committed to keeping you as comfortable as possible along the way.
For more information about Kybella, chin and jawline fillers, or any of our other products and services, give us a call today at (619) 717-8484.