The Causes of Chin Fat & How Kybella Works

Chin fat is something that many people of both sexes are very self-conscious about. Fat below the chin, also known as ‘submental fat’, can be caused by a number of factors and can be very difficult to get rid of through diet and exercise alone.

Thankfully there are effective means of getting rid of chin fat now. One of the most popular injectable treatments currently available, Kybella – is used specifically to get rid of chin fat. Before discussing how Kybella works, let’s look at the common causes of chin fat.

What causes chin fat?

Below are the most common causes of chin fat –

  • Age – Age is a very common cause of skin fat. As we age, our metabolism slows down and the skin starts to lose its natural elasticity. These factors combined can very easily result in fat forming underneath the chin.
  • Weight gain – Weight gain is another common cause of chin fat. Once your weight increases past a certain point then you’ll start to store fat around your face, including the area under your chin.
  • Genetics – Genetics are also a big factor when it comes to chin fat. We all have a different body shape and tend to store fat in different areas. For many people, even if they’re moderately healthy and not overweight to any serious degree, they’ll still have fat below their chin.

How Kybella is used to treat chin fat

Until recently, the most effective way to get rid of chin fat was a facelift. Now, thanks to Kybella, it’s possible to eliminate chin fat without the need for surgery.

Kybella is an injectable treatment whose active ingredient is deoxycholic acid – a naturally occurring molecule that helps to break down fat within the body. When injected into the area below the chin, Kybella melts away fat and helps to restore a more youthful appearance.

Anyone over the age of 18 who is deemed to be a suitable candidate can get Kybella. It must be administered by a licensed health care professional and is usually performed over multiple sessions for the best results.

Just like with liposuction, Kybella should not be seen as an alternative to dieting. The primary purpose of Kybella is to help people who have fat underneath the chin that cannot be eliminated through exercise and healthy eating alone.

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