How Kybella® Can Help Rid You of Your Pesky Double Chin

If the development of a double chin is making you self-conscious about your appearance, Kybella® may be the solution you need. David A. Bushore, MD, at Balcones Dermatology in Austin, Texas, offers this revolutionary, in-office treatment that can reduce the excess fat under your chin. Kybella® is a simple, painless procedure that requires no surgery, no incisions, and no downtime.

Where your double chin comes from

The fat that makes up a double chin is called subcutaneous fat. It can develop as you get older and make your chin start to hang lower.

Furthermore, aging causes skin to lose elasticity, because collagen — the basic building block of healthy skin — isn’t produced as much naturally as you age. As a result, excess fat and loose, wrinkled skin can develop, making you look older than your years.

Other factors can also contribute in the development of a double chin, including:

Your risk for developing a double chin may also stem from your genetics. If your parents, siblings, or other close relatives develop a double chin as they age, you might, too.

Preventing a double chin

If your risk is high for developing a double chin, there are strengthening exercises you can do to help keep your neck muscles tight.

Even chewing gum and doing simple, circular neck stretches and can build stronger muscles to help prevent your chin from sagging. You should also engage in whole-body exercises daily to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Being at a healthy weight will help you reduce your chances of developing a double chin.

Kybella® to the rescue

If it’s too late for exercises to make a difference in warding off a double chin, you may be a great candidate for Kybella® treatments.

Each Kybella® procedure is customized to meet your needs. Treatment involves multiple injections of Kybella®, which contains synthetic deoxycholic acid. This acid is highly effective at breaking down subcutaneous fat. Once the fat is broken down, your body eliminates it naturally.

To achieve maximum results, you may need multiple Kybella® sessions over the course of several months. The number of injections you need will depend on the amount of fat you have and the amount you want to lose.

Each treatment should take 15-20 minutes. After your treatment, you can go right back to your normal activities. You may have some swelling and bruising, but that should fade within three days.

You should start noticing results in 4-6 weeks. Furthermore, your results will continue to improve as your body continues to eliminate the destroyed fat cells. Once your treatment has fully finished, your results should last for years.

To maintain your results, you should eat a nutritious diet and stay active. You should also practice a good skin care regimen to keep your skin healthy.

If you want to get rid of your double chin, book an appointment online or over the phone with Balcones Dermatology to see if Kybella® is right for you.

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