We all have those little things about ourselves that just catch our attention every time we look in the mirror. For many, that can be the presence of a double chin. The chin is one of those stubborn places where fat just seems to settle and no amount of exercise or dieting can get rid of it. The result? A double chin that can really fly in the face of our own mental image of ourselves. We want an elegant neckline, or a strong jaw. Until recently, the best method of reducing your double chin was through a cosmetic surgery procedure like neck liposuction. And like all surgeries, it required incisions, bandages and a great deal of downtime. Thankfully, that is a thing of the past! The best new way to get the chin of your dreams is by using the chin slim down method: Kybella.
Kybella is a non-surgical procedure designed to contour and eliminate the submental fat that accumulates just beneath your chin. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring chemical in the body that helps to break down and absorb dietary fat. By injecting it into your chin, it destroys the fat cells located there, while leaving other cell types alone. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer accumulate fat in that area! After a few weeks, your body will reabsorb and flush away the dead cells, leaving you with a new, sleek profile.
The procedure itself is very quick and simple, taking only fifteen to twenty minutes. After your neck is cleansed, we use local anesthesia to numb the treatment area and ensure your comfort. Dr. Flaharty then injects the deoxycholic acid in precise places under your chin. After the injections are done, that is it! You may experience some swelling or bruising for a few days following your treatment, but other than that there is no downtime. You can walk right out of the clinic and get back into your daily routine. If you are worried about the appearance of the swelling, some mineral makeup or a scarf should cover it up perfectly.
Although Kybella is an effective treatment, you won’t see full results right away. The treatment relies on your body’s natural healing processes to flush away the dead fat cells, so it could take a few weeks to really show a change. Although one treatment will get the process started, at least two will be necessary to get the full effect. However, most people start to see the best results after two to four treatments. Dr. Flaharty will walk you through the process, customizing your treatment based on your needs and desires. After it is complete, you will be able to enjoy the long-lasting results for yourself!
There is, of course, more to neck rejuvenation than just getting rid of your double chin. If you have loose skin around the neck area, our non-surgical Ultherapy treatment might be the way to go. Or if you want to see truly harmonious results, you could look at getting a full neck and facelift. If you’d like to hear more about these and other treatments, just fill out a consultation form on our website at www.azulbeauty.com or give us a call at (239) 415-7576. We look forward to helping you put your best face forward this spring!