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What is Double Chin Treatment?
nonsurgical injectable technique used to target the fat beneath the chin. The process uses a series of deoxycholic acid injections to target the fat cells in this area. No incisions are required, and the downtime is minimal in most cases.
Who can be a good candidate for Double chin Treatment ?
The best candidate is an adult 18 years or older with moderate to severe fat beneath the chin. You might not be a good candidate if you have had or are planning to have facial surgery, if you have trouble swallowing, are pregnant or nursing, or have an infection or medical condition in or near the planned injection site.
How many sessions is needed to achieve results?
The number of treatment sessions necessary varies for each person. Multiple treatments might be needed to reach optimal results. You can receive 2-6 sessions of treatment with at least one month between each session.
How does it work ?
Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid, naturally produced by your body to help absorb fat.Double Chin injections use a synthetic form of this as an injection. Once injected, the acid destroys fat cells beneath the chin area so it can’t store fat anymore. Make sure that a trained healthcare professional administers your injections since deoxycholic acid can kill other cells in the process as well.
Before the procedure, your healthcare provider will mark the injection sites with a marker and may administer numbing injections first to ease any pain or discomfort. Usually 20 to 30, and up to 50, injections are used under the chin. The acid then works gradually to kill fat cells, which are metabolized by the body over the following weeks.
How long does the Double Chin Treatment lasts for ?
Once the deoxycholic acid destroys fat cells in the submental area, the results should be lasting, and further treatment is not expected as the fat cells can no longer store fat.
What are the possible Side effects?
Though this procedure is nonsurgical, some common side effects include pain, swelling, bruising, redness, and numbness. The recovery process associated with Kybella is minimal in most cases, and downtime varies from person to person. Minor side effects typically subside in one to two weeks.
Serious side effects have occurred, including facial muscle weakness, uneven smile, trouble swallowing, or nerve injury in the jaw. Any post-treatment discomfort should be discussed with your healthcare provider. If you experience any of these severe side effects, contact your healthcare provider immediately.
What are After Care Instructions?
Do NOT, touch, press, rub, massage, or manipulate the treatment area.
Ice the treated areas for the next 24 hours. Place the icepack on the area for 20 minutes and remove the ice pack for 20 minutes. Continue this pattern for 24 hours.
Apply (over the counter) Arnica gel to the treatment area to help decrease the bruising, swelling, and discomfort.
Take (over the counter) acetaminophen and/or pain reliever if needed to decrease post treatment discomfort.
Sleep on your back and with head elevated for the next 3-5 days after treatment.
Drink plenty of water and fluids after treatment.
Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for 3-5 days after treatment.
Avoid Aspirin, Motrin, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E or any other essential fatty acids at least 3 days to 1 week after treatment. These items may increase bleeding and bruising.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplement, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates, spicy foods and cigarettes 24-48 hours after your treatment. These items may contribute to increased swelling or irritation.
Avoid cosmetic treatments such as injectables, laser, ultrasound, peels, facials or micro-dermabrasion to the Double Chin treatment area.
Please report to your provider immediately if you develop an asymmetric smile or facial muscle weakness, skin ulceration in the treatment area, difficulty swallowing, or if any existing symptom worsens.
How much does the procedure cost?
This varies between candidates, best to discuss this with the practitioner.