Qvita Health and Wellness

Primary Care Practice & Cosmetic Clinic located in Wesley Chapel, FL

When it comes to battling the fat under your chin, there are a host of gimmicks and promises that provide very little in the way of results. Until now. At Qvita Health & Wellness, Peggy Demetriou, ARNP, FNP-BC, and her team offer Kybella®, the new FDA-approved treatment for submental fullness. If you’re in or nearby Wesley Chapel, Florida, and you’d like to improve your profile by eliminating your double chin, call or use the online booking tool.

Kybella Q & A

What is Kybella?

A double chin develops for a number of reasons, including:

  • Age (your fat migrates down and collects under your chin)
  • Genetics
  • Weight gain

Traditionally, the only effective way to eliminate a double chin was through surgery, namely liposuction, which carried with it the risk for infection and required downtime.

Kybella is an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment that eliminates the fat under your chin through a series of injections. The treatments don’t require any downtime, which means you’re free to go about your normal activities afterward.

How does Kybella work?

The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid, which mimics a naturally occurring molecule (deoxycholic acid) in your body that helps break down and absorb dietary fat. After your provider injects Kybella into the fat beneath your chin, it goes to work to destroy the fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under your chin.

The best part is that your body doesn’t regenerate new fat cells in the area and simply flushes out the old cells through your lymphatic system.

How many treatments do I need?

During your initial consultation at Qvita Health & Wellness, Peggy reviews your double chin and comes up with the best treatment plan. Most patients receive 2-6 Kybella treatments within 12-18 months, depending on the severity of their double chin and their goals. The treatments are spaced apart to allow time for your body to process and flush out the destroyed fat cells.

When will I see results from my Kybella treatment?

Your results will be gradual, but most patients notice significant improvement after the second treatment, with optimal results shortly after their final treatment. Since Kybella permanently reduces the number of fat cells under your chin, your results should last as long as you maintain your weight. That said, the forces of aging may lead to more fat under your chin down the road, at which time you can make an appointment for a follow-up treatment.

To say goodbye to your double chin, call Qvita Health & Wellness to book an appointment today.

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