Leave Doubles to the Astros, Not Your Chin

kybella | Esta Kronberg MD Houston TX“Double” usually connotes good things. Who doesn’t like Double Bubble gum? Doubling your fun is always a good thing. A double with the Astros is welcome at anytime in any game. Double coupons are nice.

But “double” chins. Not so cool.

Most of us have some business going on under the chin as we age. If you want to feel better, you don’t need to refer to it as a double chin. Call it by its clinical term, submental fullness!

It’s interesting — considering that most people have some degree of a double chin — that the aesthetic industry hasn’t come up with anything to remedy the situation. Sure you can tighten things up with a neck lift or mid-face lift, but many people don’t want to go the surgical route. There were no other options, however.

Now that has changed with Kybella®, a prescription injection that Dr. Kronberg provides her patients. Kybella® is the prescription brand name for an injection formulated with deoxycholic acid that dramatically improves the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin, the proverbial double chin.

Kybella® to the rescue

The basis of Kybella® is deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body whose job is to aid in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella® (and its deoxycholic acid) destroys the fat cells. After those cells are gone, there is no longer a storage mechanism to accumulate fat in the area. So your double chin shouldn’t return!

Multiple treatments yield the best results

Dr. Kronberg customizes her Kybella® treatments for every patient. Some patients see the results they want after two to four treatments; others require six (six is the maximum number of treatments allowed). The number of treatments will depend on the amount of fat stored under your chin, along with your desired final profile. Each treatment is spaced four weeks apart.

Side effects with Kybella® are rare and resemble those that come with dermal fillers. There is no downtime with Kybella, either.

Because Kybella® destroys the fat cells, results are permanent. However, if you gain weight, submental fat can return.

Doubles are for the Astros, not your chin. Call us at 713-771-8941 and ask us about Kybella®.




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