How to Get Rid of a Double Chin
According to the American Society for Dermatological Surgery, over 70% of Americans have a double chin. Until now, surgery was the only way to treat this unwanted fat under the chin.
Now with KYBELLA™, you can get rid of the fat under your chin, without undergoing painful surgeries with extended downtime. KYBELLA™ is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical injectable treatment that improves the appearance of a double chin. It literally eliminates fats cells. Once they are gone, they are gone for good.
Dee was treated with KYBELLA™ at Timeless Skin Solutions and shares her experience. Most patients require between 2 to 4 treatments for optimal results. Dee’s diary and photo’s represent only her FIRST treatment.
The Diary of a KYBELLA™ treatment
Step 1: I scheduled a consultation with one of the Timeless Skin Solutions medical providers to determine if I was a candidate for KYBELLA™. There are multiple signs of aging in the neck and chin. KYBELLA™ is specifically used to target fat cells in the chin, however if my double chin was due to sagging skin rather than fat I most likely would have been directed towards an Ultherapy treatment to LIFT the sagging skin.
Prior to my treatment: The area under the chin was numbed with lidocaine. Next a temporary tattoo with tiny dots was applied to the chin area. This allows the medical staff to clearly see each injection site.
During the treatment: I received 17 small injections during my KYBELLA™ treatment. The injections were not painful and felt somewhat similar to a Botox treatment. The entire treatment was completed in less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
Immediately following the treatment: I could feel a slight burning or tingling sensation in the area that was injected. To reduce swelling and bruising I iced the area several times for the next 24 hours. You can see from my photo the area under my chin was red and swollen immediately following the treatment.
Day #1: Much of what you read about KYBELLA™ says the area of injection may be bruised and swollen after treatment. I had only 2 small pinpoint bruises. To be honest, I would describe the “swelling” more like emphasized loose skin and fluid in the treated area; Think of a bull frog, because that is what the chin looks like for about 3 days. I liked wearing a scarf for the next few days to camouflage the loose skin. This fluid pocket and the small bruises disappeared within a few days.
Week #1: I still noticed tenderness and numbness in the treated area. The “swelling” and bruising was gone.
Week #2: I still had a little numbness and tenderness but nothing that is really noticeable unless I press on the area under my chin.
Week #3: The numbness and tenderness is completely gone. The only thing that I even notice is some slight firmness in the area.
Week #4: I am able to see a difference in the area under my chin and I am ready for my next treatment!
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