Unwanted fat below the chin can make us appear years older and pounds heavier than we actually are. What’s worse, neck fat isn’t easily reduced with diet and exercise alone. And, when left untreated, neck fat typically becomes more prevalent with age. In the past, the only options for treating these isolated pockets of fat was through surgical means.
Thankfully, these days we have a non-surgical alternative for treating under-chin fat. It’s called KYBELLA®, and it’s revolutionizing the way we think about fat reduction. At Laser Skin Care Center, we offer minimally-invasive KYBELLA® treatments for patients who don’t have the time for an extended recovery associated with surgery.
How Does KYBELLA® Work?
KYBELLA® is a minimally-invasive injectable that’s done in-office over the course of just a few minutes. Once the treatment area is determined, your KYBELLA® specialist will mark the area and apply a topical numbing agent to keep you comfortable throughout. Your doctor or PA will then place the injections at precise depths for an optimal outcome without complications.
KYBELLA® uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. The naturally-occurring substance found within the body is known to break down fat cells readying them for the metabolization process. However, the substance can also be harmful to surrounding tissue if not injected correctly. It’s essential to choose a provider with knowledgeable expertise when it comes to KYBELLA® treatments.
What Results Will You See?
KYBELLA® results are gradual and progressive. You’ll start to see initial improvements to your jawline contours in about 2-weeks as dead fat cells are flushed from the body. The final outcome of your procedure will become evident in 2-3 months. Most patients need a series of KYBELLA® treatments to achieve the results they want.
Existing fat cells that are removed from the under-chin area are gone for good. However, KYBELLA® is not able to prevent future fat from forming. Maintaining healthy lifestyle choices can prolong the outcome of your procedure indefinitely.
While the procedure can help restore more youthful contours, it can’t improve lax skin. More extensive cases of fat below the chin may need to be addressed with a single neck liposuction procedure. A short, in-person consultation will help determine which procedure is a good fit for your individual needs. Some patients may benefit from pairing KYBELLA® with minimally-invasive skin tightening treatments for enhanced results.
Take the Next Step
If you’d like to learn more about KYBELLA®, please fill out the form on this page or call (562) 280-2071. Laser Skin Care Center proudly serves the Long Beach, CA area and offers a variety of cosmetic dermatology services.