If you’ve started to notice that the skin under your chin looks fuller or more conspicuous, it’s possible that you have a double chin forming. Officially known as “submental fullness,” a double chin is a common result of aging, genetics, and weight gain for both men and women. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, nearly 70 percent of all Americans wish they could slim and contour their chin areas to eliminate submental fullness.
At Hermann Wellness, we are excited to now offer Kybella, the first and only FDA-approved treatment for submental fullness in men and women. Kybella is an injectable that reduces the appearance of moderate to severe fat on the neck and chin in order to contour the area and create a smoother, younger appearance.
Understanding Your Double Chin
Submental fullness is a frustrating, common, yet undertreated condition. The chin naturally holds a layer of fat for protection, but age often causes that fat to slip down and become saggy and wrinkled. Some people are also genetically predisposed to water retention in the chin area, while others suffer from weak chin muscles that lead to looser skin. A double chin is one of the few parts of the body that is often resistant to exercise and healthy eating, so even lifestyle changes can’t help most people achieve the smooth, contoured chin and neck area they want.
Hermann Wellness now offers Kybella as a simple and non-surgical option for eliminating submental fullness.
The Kybella Treatment
Kybella is a clinically proven injection that dissolves extra fat in the chin and neck area while simultaneously tightening and smoothing the skin above the fat. Its main ingredient, deoxycholic acid, exists naturally in the body to break down and absorb fat. When Kybella’s deoxycholic acid is injected directly into the double chin, it prevents cells from storing and accumulating fat while also permanently destroying existing fat.
After a certain number of injections that Dr. Hermann and her team will help you determine, Kybella will work gradually to reduce your double chin and sustain smooth, beautiful contour in its place.
Kybella delivers incredible and dramatic results without any surgery, pain, or downtime. Most patients receive between two to six treatments in a six-month period and see visible results after the first few injections.
With a healthy lifestyle, these results last permanently, since the fat cells are permanently eliminated! Kybella will transform your double chin, eliminate pesky extra fat, and help you feel confident with your new, youthful contour.