Submental fat, which is located underneath the chin, can create a lack of jawline definition and give patients a heavier appearance. While there are surgical options for slimming down a “double chin,” the idea of undergoing major surgery can be daunting. Gentle Care Dentistry proudly offers KYBELLA®, the only non-surgical, FDA-approved submental fat reduction product on the market. By stimulating the body’s natural fat burning responses, KYBELLA® helps men and women achieve the facial aesthetic they desire.
What KYBELLA® Can Improve
- Double chin
- Jawline definition
How KYBELLA® Works
KYBELLA® is an injectable composed of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring substance that breaks down fat cells. After the treatment area is cleansed and prepared with a topical anesthetic, KYBELLA® is placed into the targeted fat in a series of injections. The number of injections and the amount of product required depends on the desired extent of correction, and most patients achieve optimal results after two or three treatments.
Patients who opt for treatment with KYBELLA® can continue their usual routine immediately following their appointment, but they should refrain from engaging in strenuous activities for several days. Side effects may include redness, numbness, and swelling. As KYBELLA® works to break down the targeted fat cells, the treatment area may feel firm for a few months.
After the residual swelling has dissipated, patients can expect a noticeable improvement in the appearance of their chin and jawline. KYBELLA® is designed to destroy fat cells permanently, resulting in long-lasting effects, and results continue to improve for several months after treatment. Maintaining a stable weight and regularly exercising can help preserve results for many years.