Bye Bye Double Chins! The New Diet-Free Cure For Double Chins
One of the most common insecurities for most women is suffering from double chins that appear with weight gain and age. Genetics also have a play with double chins, which can affect how fat is stored and water retention. Muscle loss that comes with age is also a common cause, especially when the skin begins to loosen due to a decline of collagen that is produced in the body. Although double chins can reduce in size with exercise and a healthy diet, they’re still prone to hang around and change the shape of the face. Fortunately, there is now a cure for double chins with a few simple injections that can be made by a medical professional.
Kybella is a new FDA-approved drug that is identical to deoxycholic acid, which absorbs in the body and works to burn fat at an efficient rate. When the drug is injected into the face, Kybella dissolves membranes of fat that have accumulated under the chin by bursting each membrane. The remaining fat cells disappear by being absorbed back into the body to create a slimmer, taut chin.
Monthly injections of Kybella are needed for gradual after a period of six months. Two clinical trials of 1,022 patients were performed with 300 injections needed to permanently remove a double chin. Although 300 injections may seem excessive, it’s an ideal option as opposed to undergoing liposuction or plastic surgery.
Kybella has proven results but still comes with a few side effects. There’s a risk of suffering from nerve injury in the jaw with the injections, which can make it difficult to use facial muscles or even have a symmetrical smile. Some patients may also have difficulty swallowing after receiving the drug.
The new drug is gaining attention for the permanent results that it offers. Once cells are destroyed, new ones do not return. However, if the patient continues to gain weight then it can eventually lead to having two double chins that develop. Those with higher amounts of fat on their neck are recommended to undergo liposuction and a possible surgical neck lift to restore the elasticity of the skin.
Undergoing injections for double chins can reduce the risk of hyoid bone degeneration and pneumonia, which are both linked to excessive fat that has developed underneath the chin. Those who already have difficulty swallowing due to a double chin can also benefit from Kybella injections.