Cosmetic surgery, such as face-lifts, neck-lifts, eyelid tucks, liposuction, and many others is the traditional way to look years younger. It is also expensive, requires several days recovery time, and carries multiple risks. Any surgery is risky due to anesthesia, possible complications, and infection, but cosmetic surgery may also result in paralyzed muscles, nerve damage, and loss of feeling. Complications can leave people looking much different than anticipated. Surgery is a lot to go through to look younger.
There are many non-surgical methods and treatments that can help people look younger without all those risks. Some have been around for a decade or more, such as Botox, for example, and some are newly developed and approved via advanced technology. Kybella injections in Covington are available to get rid of submental fat, more commonly known as a double chin. It is currently the only non-surgical procedure for that area of the body that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The injection contains deoxycholic acid, which is found in the body already as a means to help it absorb fat. When injected in the fatty tissue of the chin, it permanently destroys fat cells. The result is the appearance of a better defined chin and jawline.
Treatments can be done in a dermatologist office, and each one takes about thirty minutes. The area is numbed with a topical anesthesia, and several sites are injected in one treatment. The number of kybella injections needed depends on the patient, and the amount of submental fat in the chin. Some see results after two or three treatments, while others require up to six treatments to get the results they desire.
There is zero down time, and common side effects are minor. They can include slight pain or discomfort, temporary bruising or swelling, and redness at injection sites. These rarely last more than a day or two. The procedure is more cost-effective than surgery, and carries little to no risk. Those interested can make an appointment with their dermatologist for a consultation, and to discuss kybella, as well as and other non-surgical treatments, to help them look younger.