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No matter how much you work out to achieve your overall fitness goals, there is no Spanks that can fix that double chin that creeps up on you before your eyes. You can look toned and fit from the shoulders down, but that double chin will haunt you. Many people suffer from this, all ages and stages of life. It is largely genetic and out of our control.
Now we can very effectively and permanently treat this! The FDA has recently approved the use of Kybella, is a Deoxycholic acid that once injected will destroy fat cells beneath the can area, keeping it from forming fat cells ever again.
How does it work?
Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is naturally produced by your body to aid in the breakdown of dietary fat. In this case, though, it’s injected through the muscle into the submental fat layer beneath your chin. Within minutes, the acid kills the cells through a process known as lysis; in the weeks that follow, your immune system will naturally (and permanently!) dispose of the cellular debris.
What is the procedure like?
Before the procedure, your healthcare provider will mark the injection sites with a marker and may administer a topical numbing agent or ice pack 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 many treatments will I need?
The number of treatment sessions necessary varies for each person. Multiple treatments might be needed to reach optimal results. You can receive up to six Kybella treatments, with at least one month between each session.
Risks and side effects?
Though Kybella 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.
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