Chin & Neck Sculpting
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What Causes a “Double Chin”? What Is Submental Fat?
Sometimes, no matter how much you diet or exercise, submental fullness may seem impossible to get rid of. It can make you look older or heavier than you actually are, and this can negatively impact your self-esteem and confidence. However, you’re not alone — 67% of people said they’re bothered by their submental fat or the appearance of fullness around their chin.
Submental fat, also known as “submental fullness,” is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition that can impact a broad range of adults, including both women and men. Commonly referred to as “double chin,” this term simply refers to any quantity of excess or unwanted fat underneath the chin. The appearance of a double chin may be caused by or develop from a wide range of personal factors, including:
How KYBELLA® Can Help
Patients who have melasma or are overly tan are not viable candidates for treatment as light rays attract pigment, making dark skin and patches of melasma darken further. Additionally, patients who smoke are not typically recommended for IPL photofacials; smoking counteracts the benefits of treatment due to carcinogen exposure, which results in prematurely-aged skin.
Patients with skin types that range from the light brown of IV to the darkest hues of VI are generally not optimal candidates for a photofacial. Patients with lighter skin tones (but not pale complexions) who fall between Fitzpatrick types III and IV may see effective results from IPL treatment, but these candidates tend to require more sessions to receive this outcome. Successful IPL recipients are most often categorized in the I and II scales of the Fitzpatrick system. The Fitzpatrick Skin Type Scale is below.
Does KYBELLA® Have Any Side Effects?
Side effects from KYBELLA are minimal but may be experienced by some individuals. The most common side effects from KYBELLA include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and temporary firmness of the treatment area.
These physical reactions are minor, are not a cause for serious concern, and their appearance should not cause you any significant or lasting discomfort.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for KYBELLA®?
Because submental fullness is so common, many people can benefit from KYBELLA®. The double chin reduction treatment has undergone more than 20 clinical trials and received FDA approval, and there are very few requirements to be considered an ideal candidate for the procedure.
How to know if KYBELLA® is right for you:
- You’re bothered or embarrassed by submental fullness
- Surgery is not an option or you wish to avoid it, if possible
- You feel that you look older or heavier than you truly are
- You eat well and exercise, but your double chin won’t disappear