Sometimes it’s the little things. Like taking an absolutely amazing selfie. (That’s happened like twice in my life.) Apparently twice is the average though, because most clients that walk through my door claim they rarely get a perfect selfie…and a lot of them (men and women alike) say their “double chin” is to blame.
Believe it or not, “double chin” is a real-life medical condition and it’s called submental fullness. Maybe it’s something you’ve had your whole life. Maybe it’s something you’ve developed over the years. It could be the result of weight gain—but it just won’t go away with diet or exercise. Anyway, it’s a “thing.” The good news is that it can be fixed. Without surgery. And I do that at Refresh Wellness.
Treatment happens with a first-of-its kind injectable called KYBELLA® and it’s FDA approved, it’s been used in over 1,600 people in 20 clinical studies, and I recommend it to my patients because it works. Essentially, KYBELLA destroys fat cells under the chin with synthetic deoxycholic acid (a substance that breaks down and absorbs dietary fat and is produced naturally in the human body). When introduced in the area of the chin, it can dissolve the fat located in the double chin and create a slimmer, more attractive look for the face and jaw.
The best part is those fat cells don’t come back. Meaning, they no longer store or accumulate fat. Further treatment isn’t needed once you reach your goal. So the next question is…well, Dr. Lori, how many treatments does it take? (Read your mind, right?) No more than six. Everyone’s chin profile is different and no two people have identical goals. KYBELLA is given at least 1 month apart and six treatments is the maximum. I’ve had patients be completely satisfied after two or three treatments and I’ve had patients who needed all six—it really depends.