Have you been to Fundamentals Med Spa, located inside MDG Salon? They help clients with everything from skin renewal therapies to total body solutions to have a better sense of self and quality of life. Using the most up-to-date technology and products, they customize treatments and products for each client.
A new service they are introducing is a treatment for double chins called Kybella®. Learn more about it in their guest blog!
With the new year upon us, many people have recommitted to their goals of fitness, health, and beauty. This may include hitting the gym or the yoga studio in hopes of slimming your waist, tightening your buns, or improving your profile for lots of great selfies. If the dreaded double chin is on your hit list, here are some things you should know.
Exercise Can’t Target Specific Areas
Losing weight is a whole body process, and the areas that shed weight first are determined by genetics. Unfortunately that may mean a decrease in the bust or rear, and no change in the chin for example. Have you ever noticed those fitness models with all their beautiful abs showing? They make extreme, sometimes dangerous, changes in diet and exercise to eliminate nearly all the fat from their bodies, including those common hard to burn areas like the abs. For you, the fat under your chin, or submental fat, may be one of those areas. Unfortunately, as soon as those extreme diets are stopped, the fat comes back.
Most Techniques Empty Fat Cells
The majority of fat burning treatments on the market, just like exercise and a healthy diet, work by emptying fat cells. The contents of the fat cells are eliminated from the body via the lymphatic system. The results can be impressive, but you must continue good habits to maintain them. Of course, following an ongoing lifestyle of fitness and healthy eating is desired, but not always realistic. Many people will slip back to old habits occasionally, or find themselves unable to exercise regularly due to illness or unforeseen circumstances. When that happens, those difficult to remove areas of fat, will likely return. The treated fat cells will refill and here comes that double chin again!
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a molecule that occurs naturally in the body and helps to breakdown and absorb dietary fat. By injecting Kybella into the fat beneath the chin, the targeted cells are destroyed, and therefore can never store or accumulate fat. Although untreated fat cells in the area remain and can store fat, re-treatment with Kybella is not expected as necessary after the initial aesthetic look is achieved. In other words, even if you gain a little weight, that double chin is not expected to return!
Call Fundamentals Med Spa today at 317.222.7546 to schedule your free consultation.