A contoured jawline is one of the most enviable features you can have. From Hollywood’s J Lo to Korea’s Song Hye Kyo, what these beauties all have in common (apart from oodles of money) is a contoured face.
Until recently, surgery with anesthesia was the best option for anyone looking to achieve the Holy Grail of lower-face #goals: a sharper, more chiseled chin. Enter a game-changing new injectable solution called Kybella. The first injectable substance that the FDA has approved to treat submental fat, Kybella is designed to dissolve stubborn under-the-chin fat.
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“Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a fat-absorbing substance found in our bodies naturally” explains Dr Chua Han Boon from SW1 Clinic. “When injected, it destroys fat cells under the chin, leaving the skin substantially tighter and the jaw more contoured”. Also known as Lipodissolve in some countries, there has been eager anticipation even before it’s launch after it’s FDA approval in 2017.
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More than 20 studies, with thousands of patients, have showed that almost 70 percent noted both physical and emotional improvement after treatment. For best results, patients should commit to about two to six treatments, spaced a month apart, with anywhere from 12 to 20 little injections per visit. That might sound like hours of pin-prickly pain, but the treatment is actually quicker than a manicure, at about 20 minutes per session. Plus, only a teaspoon of substance is needed to see a difference.
Unlike Botox, which yields results that last for up to six months in as few as four days, Kybella results are noticeable at four to six weeks and last for years, which means that touch-ups shouldn’t be needed. As for side effects, expect swelling and bruising that start to fade within three days of treatment.
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Ladies who have undergone this treatment report little discomfort after. The worse reported incidence was a lady who complained of aching of the treated area for about five days after which resolved spontaneously. A few reported experiencing mild swelling of the treated area but all patients we spoke to found the side effects to be tolerable. When asked if they would undergo this procedure again? All agreed that they most certainly would.