Having a little extra flab under the chin can be frustrating, because the bulk can make us look older or heavier than we actually are, as well as soften facial contours we would prefer to remain distinct and defined. Nicknamed a “double chin,” this area of subcutaneous (below-the-skin) submental fat is challenging to lose because workouts can’t specifically target this pocket. Plus, many women and men are naturally prone to storing more fat here due to genetics, hormones, bone structure, and body shape. For some people, aging and gravity cause skin to lose its elasticity, with lax skin and excess fat sagging below the chin. Others may have always had a slight look of submental fullness because their chin and lower jawbone are recessed. Submental fat is also associated with the face becoming fuller due to weight gain from unhealthy dietary habits or a sedentary lifestyle. KYBELLA® injections from our Minneapolis area practice help to address this common body insecurity, no matter its cause. Here are three reasons why our team recommends the injectable:
Fat is Kicked Out for Good
Even if you lose some of your double chin fat through weight loss, there’s no guarantee that you won’t regain volume in this area in the future. This is because our fat cells don’t actually disappear when we lose weight through conventional weight loss methods. Instead, they simply shrink in size—and can expand again if we gain weight back.
Everyone has a rough set number of fat cells once they reach adulthood, and it’s difficult to control how these cells are distributed around the body. KYBELLA® injections break down some of the fat cells in the injection area. These cells are unable to grow back.
No Need for Plastic Surgery
One of the advantages of KYBELLA® is that you’ll be able to enjoy results similar to surgical procedures without having to undergo a more invasive treatment. This low-risk option takes just a few minutes to perform, and there is virtually no downtime required.
Many people consider a chiselled jawline—or at least a slimmer lower face—to be highly attractive. As an FDA-approved injectable treatment, KYBELLA® contains a form of deoxycholic acid for breaking down fat. By using it to reduce fullness in the under-chin area, you can achieve a more sculpted and youthful-looking jawline.
Learn about more benefits of KYBELLA® from Zel Skin & Laser Specialists. Fill out a contact form or call us at 952-929-8888 (Edina), 612-338-0711 (Minneapolis), or 952-473-1286 (Plymouth) to start planning your procedure.