It’s very exciting to see the changes that your body makes as you start to diet and exercise. It is very encouraging to watch as the numbers on the scale gradually get smaller. What can be frustrating is noticing that fat is not disappearing from certain trouble spots on your body.
One such trouble spot can be underneath your chin. Unfortunately, there are no exercises that you can do to target the fat underneath your chin. While you might see your waistline shrink, your double chin may stay the same.
Since having a double chin affects your profile, it can make you look a lot heavier than you are. Just a few years ago, the only options that you had to be free of your double chin was liposuction or winning the proverbial genetic lottery. Now, thanks to the FDA-approved drug Kybella®, there is another option available to help address your double chin.
Kybella® is a non-surgical injectable. It uses deoxycholic acid to break down the fat in our bodies. It causes your fat cells to release their fat, which is absorbed into your body and removed during the natural fat removal process.
Unlike liposuction and other surgical procedures that require you to spend time under the knife, Kybella® is something that can be performed during your lunch break. You can have the procedure performed and go back to work as if nothing happened. For this reason, and because of the phenomenal results it produces, many describe Kybella® as a wonder drug.
Kybella® treatments are usually spaced about one month apart. This gives your body time to benefit from the effect of the injection. In the moments after the injection, the treated area is going to be a little red. This will fade soon after the treatment.
Kybella® melts fat. So, there is no risk of it affecting your nerves or your muscles. The safety record for this procedure is excellent. The majority of individuals do not have a negative reaction to the treatment.
For the time being, Kybella® has only been improved for the treatment of submental fat underneath the chin. It has not been studied nor approved for use on other parts of the body. Individuals who have had Kybella® treatments done comment on how happy they are with the results. Their skin is tighter, their fat is removed and they have a profile they can be proud of.