Genetics. They gave you your father’s eyes and your mother’s laugh, your grandmother’s way with words and your grandfather’s sportsmanlike flexibility from “the good old days.” You can thank your genetics for so many things, and blame them for others like a family history of health conditions. And if you’re not overweight, you can also thank your genetics for that double chin you wish you could get rid of.
Well, we have good news for you. Not only are you not responsible for your double chin, you don’t have to keep it either. No, we aren’t talking about liposuction; we’re talking about non-surgical double chin reduction with Kybella, the FDA approved injectable fat eliminator, available in our Santa Monica and Portland-based aesthetic practices.
What Causes a Double Chin?
Having a double chin, also called submental fat or fullness, does not mean that you are overweight. Although many people with submental fat struggle with their weight, there is no rule stating that you will lose your double chin if you lose weight. However, maintaining a healthy weight is one way that you can take care of your body and lessen your chances of developing a double chin in the future. If you struggle with weight, you may want to consider talking with a nutritionist or working with a personal trainer to increase your exercise regimen with things like aerobics or swimming.
Even people who are in great shape might struggle with a double chin, however. This is because genetics is another one of the biggest causes of submental fullness. If you notice that many members of your family have a double chin, chances are that it is genetically caused. Fat storage and water retention genes in the body are determined by the genes in your DNA. These two genes are responsible for double chins in many people. While some people believe that it is impossible to get rid of a genetically caused double chin, exercise and diet can play a huge part.
The final cause of a double chin is the aging process. The loss of muscle and skin tone over time can lead to the formation of a double chin.
Solutions for a Double Chin: Surgical & Non-Surgical Double Chin Reduction
If you wish to eliminate submental fat, you may have considered liposuction, a surgical procedure designed to remove fat from specific areas of the body. As the name implies, the process uses suction to decrease the amount of adipose tissue in areas of the body such as the abdomen, buttocks, arms or neck. If you want to know how to get rid of a double chin without surgery, you might be interested in Kybella treatments instead.
The injectable Kybella treatment is the first non-surgical FDA-approved double chin removal treatment. The active ingredient in Kybella treatments is called deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps support the breakdown of fats. The injection of Kybella into the skin beneath your chin will destroy the fat cells, preventing them from storing or accumulating fat in the future.
Get Rid of Your Double Chin With a Series of Kybella Treatments
When you visit our aesthetic specialists to treat a double chin with Kybella, we will sit down with you and discuss a customized treatment plan. The number and frequency of the treatments you need will depend on the severity of your problem and the desired result. Many people who have received Kybella treatments have had noticeable double chin reduction after two to four treatment sessions. You can expect to receive up to six treatments over the course of your treatment plan, with visible fat reduction every step of the way.
Double Chin Reduction in Portland and Santa Monica
If you are interested in receiving Kybella, consider a visit to one of Skin by Lovely’s aesthetic medical clinics in West LA or Portland, OR. At Skin by Lovely, we were honored to be one of the first clinics in Southern California, and the very first clinic in Oregon, to offer the revolutionary Kybella treatment. Because our Injection Specialists work primarily with injectable anti-aging products such as Botox and Juvederm, you can truly feel confident in their skilled hands. If you or someone you know is seeking Kybella treatments, please contact us for a complimentary consultation at Skin by Lovely in Santa Monica, CA, or Portland, OR, for more information.