The facts about Kybella®, the double chin eliminator
It is very hard, if not impossible, to get rid of a double chin with diet and exercise alone. Until recently, the only option to do so was plastic surgery. However, a relatively new injectable treatment called Kybella® is now available for those looking to get rid of this stubborn fat, without the pain and recovery period associated with surgery.
Our clients were thrilled when we began offering Kybella, and they have been equally happy with the results they have achieved. It destroys the excess fat cells in the treatment area to help you achieve a more define jawline.
Kybella was approved by the FDA in 2015. It is made of synthetic deoxycholic acid, which replicates a molecule found naturally in the body that helps in the breakdown and absorption of fat. Injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella dramatically reduces the presence of fat cells and limits their ability to store or accumulate additional fat.
What to Expect
Treatment can only be administered by Kybella-trained health care specialists. We begin with a consultation prior to treatment so we can examine the area under and around your chin to determine if Kybella is the right treatment option for you. We tailor your treatment plan based on the amount of fat under your chin and your aesthetic goals.
At each treatment session, you’ll receive multiple, small, relatively painless injections into the fat under your chin. Each session takes about 20–30 minutes. After treatment, you may experience some swelling, bruising or numbness lasting several hours to several days. It takes at least four weeks to six weeks to see the results from each treatment.
Since every patient’s chin profile is different, the number of treatment sessions varies, as do results. We’ve had some patients who are happy with their results after two or three sessions, but some may need up to six. Treatment sessions must be at least one month apart so that we can accurately see the results of the previous session.
Once you reach your desired outcome, no further treatment is necessary because results are permanent*. Some of our patients like to follow Kybella treatments with laser skin revitalization to tighten the skin in the chin and neck area once the excess fat is gone.
Ready to make your double chin disappear? Schedule a consultation with us today.
*Individual results may vary