Are you bothered by fullness in the area beneath your chin? A new treatment called KybellaⓇ can help, and it’s one of many cosmetic services available at Tayani Institute, with locations in San Clemente, Oceanside, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Irvine, Big Bear Lake, and Needles, California. Schedule a personalized consultation today to learn more about this permanent treatment option that can help you feel great about your profile. You can set up a visit online or call to speak with a friendly staff member.
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Kybella Q & A
What causes a double chin?
Many men and women have a little extra fullness in the area just beneath their chin. There are a number of reasons why this extra fat develops, including:
- Weight gain
- The aging process
- Genetic factors
- Poor posture
In some cases, losing weight or targeted exercises can help reduce excess fat beneath your chin. Very often, however, these efforts cannot yield impressive changes.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for permanently eliminating fat cells in the area beneath your chin. It’s a prescription medication administered by a series of shallow injections.
Kybella is formulated from a synthetic type of deoxycholic acid, a molecule your body produces naturally. Deoxycholic acid works in your digestive system to help your body break down and absorb dietary fat.
The synthetic version creates the same outcome. When injected into the area beneath your chin, Kybella destroys a portion of the fat cells in that area. They are no longer able to store fat and break down. Instead, they are naturally absorbed and eliminated from your body.
Because those fat cells are permanently destroyed, the treatment area is less pronounced and has a more streamlined shape. Many men and women achieve their goals with just one treatment, while others may need two or three treatments to reach optimal results.
Am I a good candidate for Kybella?
It’s important to understand that while Kybella will permanently eliminate many of the fat cells that lie beneath your chin, the remaining fat cells will continue to function normally, expanding and contracting to accommodate more or less fat.
If you gain a significant amount of weight after your treatment, the contouring of this area can change, largely reversing the gains you achieved through treatment. Kybella is best for men and women who’ve reached and are able to maintain a healthy, stable weight.
Kybella may be a good treatment option for you if you feel self-conscious about the fullness beneath your chin and feel this area of your body makes you appear older or heavier. It’s also a good treatment option for those who want noticeable results without surgical intervention.
Schedule a consultation today to learn more about what Kybella can do for you. You can set up a visit online or over the phone.