Dr. Collins’ Weekly Health Tip: Double Chin
Chances are, you or someone you know feels frustrated with the amount of fat below the chin which can create the dreaded “double-chin” appearance. Even if you are a lean and svelte person who exercises regularly, you may have inherited the tendency to hang on to fat in this submental area. I have good news, though. The FDA approved a product last year called Kybella which targets this fat and destroys it forever in as little as three treatments. So, what is Kybella? Kybella is deoxycholic acid injections administered into the area of unwanted fat under the chin with a tiny needle and only mild discomfort. Immediately after injecting this substance, fluid rushes in as the fat cells burst open resulting in slight swelling which may last a couple of weeks, especially after the first treatment. Four to six weeks later, though,when you come in for treatment number two, swelling tendency should be much less than you experienced before. As we approach cooler temperatures with fall and winter, now is the perfect time to come in to begin treatment with Kybella since you can easily wear cute turtleneck sweaters (even sleeveless ones) and accent your wardrobe with scarves. No one will ever know you had a treatment until a couple of months go by and you no longer have a double chin. My favorite thing about Kybella is it’s natural because our bodies produce deoxycholic acid anyway to break down fat and allow our intestines better absorption. This means there are no worries about the safety of Kybella since it is completely compatible with our bodies. You can even pop in on your lunch hour since a Kybella treatment generally takes less than 30 minutes. I will put a nice cool numbing cream on you for a few minutes, then with a tiny needle I will inject small amounts of the liquid into various spots of fat under the chin. Initially, you may feel a slight burning sensation which is mild and will go away in about five to ten minutes after injection. So, what are you waiting for? Take the first step to reduce facial fullness and improve your aesthetic appearance.
Call 855-377-3782 today to set up a consultation with Dr. Collins and learn how Kybella can change the way you feel about your body.