The average woman looks in the mirror about eight times a day. When you were young, you might have liked how the person looked while staring back. But as you get older, you might have developed some unwanted changes like a double chin.
Does your double chin make you look heavier or older than you are? The practice of Anthony N. Dardano, located in Boca Raton, Florida, provides the fat-dissolving procedure of Kybella® for patients who wish for a sleeker neckline.
Why do I have a double chin?
Nearly 50% of people are bothered by their double chins. You might notice a double chin while looking at a photo and wonder, “Do I always look like that?”
A double chin may make it look like you have no neck. This undesired look is caused by an excess of fat in the submental area, also known as under your chin.
While a double chin is often associated with weight gain, this is not the only reason it might develop. A double chin may develop because:
- Weight fluctuation
- Getting older
Facial hair and scarves can be used to hide the appearance of a double chin, but many people strive for a more permanent solution.
Destroy fat cells with Kybella
Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your body that helps break down the fat consumed in your diet. Kybella uses this same technology by using a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. This solution is injected into the area underneath your chin to destroy fat cells.
In a series of Kybella injections, Anthony N Dardano, D.O., PA, melts away unwanted fat from your jawline in minutes. Your body turns the fat into cellular debris and flushes it out through your lymphatic and circulatory system over the next few weeks.
One of the best parts about Kybella is that once the chin fat is destroyed, it won’t come back. This makes it the best treatment for this area because of its permanent and effective results.
What to expect
Getting injections in the area under your chin might not sound like a pleasant experience. You’ll be happy to hear that most of our patients tolerate the procedure well and don’t describe it as painful, but mildly uncomfortable instead.
When you come in for your procedure, Dr. Dardano will explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have. Next, he spreads numbing cream to your chin and applies a temporary tattoo to guide the injection sites.
Dr. Dardano gently makes about 20 injections under your chin which are completed in about 10 minutes. While you may feel the injections, the feeling is described as a mild prickling.
After the injections are complete, Dr. Dardano gently removes the remaining tattoo and gives you an ice compress to reduce the swelling.
Kybella is an excellent option for people who want to get a more chiseled jawline but don’t want to go under the knife. It’s great for patients who want good results but can’t afford to put their life on hold for a long recovery time.
The results seen with Kybella are often better than other treatments used for this area, like CoolSculpting. In a clinical study, 82.4% of patients reported a significant improvement in their appearance. You’ll notice an improvement after the first treatment, but most patients need 2-6 treatments to get the results they want.
You may be a good candidate for Kybella if:
- You are bothered by your double chin
- You think it makes you look older or heavier than you are
- You don’t want to undergo surgery
- Your chin fat is resistant to dieting and exercise
Most patients experience normal redness and swelling after the procedure but can return to work and their everyday routine the day after treatment.
Your face is the center of your appearance. If you’re bothered by your neckline, you can improve it today. Call 561-202-1248 for your Kybella consultation or book online.