Fat below the chin is difficult to eliminate, even for women and men who watch what they eat and get plenty of exercise. A double chin is a common concern for many people, no matter how thin they are.
Kybella® is the first safe and effective minimally invasive treatment that specifically targets the submental fat that causes the appearance of a double chin. It uses a chemical that occurs naturally in the body, deoxycholic acid, which helps break down and eliminate dietary fat. When it’s injected, Kybella® destroys fat cells in the treatment area. The damaged cells are then flushed away naturally by the body, resulting in a slimmer, smoother contour. Most patients see optimal results after 2 to 4 treatment sessions.
Are there alternatives?
Kybella® represents a groundbreaking alternative to other surgical and non-surgical procedures that improve the appearance of the neck and jawline. It is the only injectable treatment specifically designed to eliminate fat under the chin. Other treatments include:
- Neck Liposuction
- Neck Lift
Your provider may recommend one of these other treatments if the skin on your neck has lost elasticity or the underlying tissue and muscle of your lower face and neck need lifting to get the aesthetic results desired.
What are the side effects of Kybella® treatments?
Kybella® treatments require little to no downtime, but there are some minor side effects that typically last a few days. The most common side effects are swelling and bruising. Icepacks and pain relief medication are typically enough to manage any discomfort associated with the treatment. Some patients notice redness or tenderness around the treatment area. These are temporary and resolve quickly.
Are the results permanent?
Yes. Fat cells destroyed by Kybella® injections are eliminated from your body, so the results are considered permanent. Even patients who gain a moderate amount of weight after getting Kybella® treatments should not notice the re-emergence of a double chin. The aging process continues, which results is the loss of skin elasticity, and patients who gain significant weight likely will see the Kybella® results compromised.