If you’re over 40, odds are you have at least a semblance of a double chin. It’s just the way it is. A little fat accumulation. A little sagging skin. A little too much gravity. And now you have a mushy profile. Dr. Kronberg offers Kybella to help you lose the double chin.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is a brand name that could be called deoxycholic acid. After all, that’s just about all that Kybella is. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body whose job is to aid in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Dr. Kronberg injects Kybella into some locations under your chin, and it breaks down the fat and tightens your profile.
How does Kybella fix my profile?
Deoxycholic acid is the key. It is a fat hater. Its job is to break down the fat you consume, like when you eat that bag of Doritos. But the people who make Kybella guessed that deoxycholic acid couldn’t tell the difference between dietary fat that you eat and the fat that tends to accumulate in places on our bodies that we don’t like. And they were right.
When Kybella is injected under the chin, it simply goes about its business of breaking down the fat it runs into. It doesn’t know it’s not dietary fat. It breaks down the fat cells, and the body flushes what is left of the body, just as it does with other waste products. Once these fat cells are gone, they are gone for good. Now your body doesn’t have the same fat storage mechanism under your chin. Your profile tightens, as the fat no longer weighs down the skin. And these changes are permanent, as long as you don’t go out and put on a bunch of weight.
How many sessions does it take?
The maximum number of Kybella injection sessions is six, but that isn’t a set number. Some people achieve the results they want in as few as one or two sessions. It depends on how much fat you have under your chin and what results you expect.
After your Kybella session, the primary side effect is swelling. This can last as little as a couple of days or a couple of weeks. If you have more fat under your chin, you will probably have more swelling. But this will resolve, and you’ll love your new profile.
Interested in saying adios to your double chin? Call Dr. Kronberg at (713) 771-8941 to make an appointment.