Most people wish to have a defined jawline and chin. Unfortunately, having fat beneath the chin can detract from this, and it can make you appear heavier than you are. Often referred to as a double chin or submental fat, fat below the chin can make frequent and bothersome appearances in your daily life and can be unflattering in photos.
Fortunately, a minimally invasive double chin treatment known as KYBELLA® creates a more defined chin and jawline by reducing submental fat.
What Is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA-approved non-surgical treatment that targets fat under the chin. This non-surgical alternative to invasive procedures works by adding deoxycholic acid to the fat deposits under the chin through injections.
How Does KYBELLA® Treat a Double Chin?
Deoxycholic acid is a natural molecule found in our body that breaks down and absorbs fat. The deoxycholic acid in KYBELLA® works in the same way to destroy fat cells without harming the surrounding tissues. When this compound is injected under your chin, it naturally dissolves the fat and restores youthful contours and a more slender facial profile. Injecting deoxycholic acid into an area where it is not typically found in such concentrations destroys fat cells and ensures chin fat cannot grow back after treatment.
What Are the Benefits of KYBELLA®?
The treatment has many benefits, including:
- No downtime
- Quick treatment (generally under 30 minutes)
- No incisions and no scarring
- Eliminates excess fat naturally
- Minimal risk of complications
Am I a Candidate for KYBELLA®?
You may be the right candidate for a KYBELLA® treatment if you:
- Have excess fat under your chin that does not respond to diet or exercise
- Need fast-acting results with minimal downtime
- Do not want a complicated surgical procedure
Contact us today to find out if KYBELLA® treatment is right for you.
How Is KYBELLA® Performed?
KYBELLA® injections are administered in the office at our medspa. For each KYBELLA® treatment, you will receive multiple small injections of synthetic deoxycholic acid under your chin. Each session generally does not exceed 30 minutes.
These injections work to gradually destroy the fat cells and provide a sculpted, defined jaw and neckline.
How Many KYBELLA® Sessions Will I Need?
Patients may undergo up to six treatments, each spaced one month apart. The number of sessions needed will depend on the amount of excess fat you would like to eliminate.
What Is the Recovery From KYBELLA® Like?
You may experience swelling, bruising, redness, or numbness near the injection sites. These effects typically wear off one to two weeks after the treatment. No incisions are needed, which means scarring will not be an issue after your treatment.
If the side effects persist for longer or you experience complications like trouble swallowing or extreme discomfort, contact our office.
Typically, recovery after KYBELLA® is very minimal. You do not need to request time off work or plan for extra assistance after the treatment.
What Results Can I Expect After KYBELLA®?
Most patients start to notice their results four to six weeks after treatment. The results of your KYBELLA® treatment will become more noticeable with each session. You can expect to see a stronger, more defined jawline structure and a sharper, slimmer profile.
After you have completed the number of sessions needed to reach your goals, your treatment results should be permanent unless you experience extensive weight gain.