A double chin, or excess submental fat, is a common issue that can be difficult to eliminate with diet and exercise alone. Kybella is a new injectable medication that is FDA-approved to improve the appearance of a double chin.
Eliminate a double chin with Kybella
Kybella is a game-changer for people who want to eliminate their double chin without surgery. Kybella is made of a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps break down and absorb dietary fat. Injections of Kybella permanently destroy fat cells in the treated area. Once the fat cells are gone, they cannot store or accumulate fat. Kybella treatments result in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.
Kybella treats the following:
- Double chin
- Excess fat under the chin
- Heavy and full appearance
What to expect from your Kybella treatment
The Kybella treatment is a series of injections administered over several weeks or months. During your Kybella session, the medical provider will cleanse your facial skin, apply a numbing gel to ensure comfort, and administer the appropriate units of Kybella into targeted tissues around your neck and chin.
The number of injections needed per session will vary depending on the amount of fat present and the desired results. But some patients may even need up to 50 injections per treatment. The medical provider will carefully examine your skin, measure the degree of excess fat, and determine the number of injections you need.
Benefits of your Kybella treatment:
- Minimally invasive treatment — only involves injections
- Helps you prevent or avoid needing surgery
- Stimulate the natural dissolution of excess fat
- Improve overall facial contours
- Minimal side effects after the treatment
- No post-treatment downtime
- Completely natural results
- Permanent results — dissolved fat cells can’t return
The side effects and recovery after Kybella
Side effects of Kybella treatment can include swelling, bruising, pain, and numbness in the treatment area. These side effects are typically temporary and resolve within a few days to a week. There’s no downtime, and you can resume your daily activities immediately. But you must avoid strenuous workouts for a day or two after treatment.
How many Kybella treatments do I need?
Most people need 2-4 Kybella treatments, spaced at least 6 weeks apart, to achieve the desired result. Each Kybella session removes additional fat cells, making your chin and neck look slimmer and more contoured with each treatment. The final results will appear a few weeks after the final session, so you may have to wait for half a year or more for the final results.
Are the results permanent?
The results of Kybella are usually permanent. Once your body breaks down the excess fat cells, they can’t return. But the existing fat cells in the area can still expand when you gain weight, so you must maintain a healthy lifestyle, exercise regularly, and eat a healthy diet.
Meet Dr. Anyaoku
Dr. Jacinta Anyaoku is a board-certified physician specializing in cutting-edge aesthetic treatments. She fosters a personal relationship with her patients, ensuring they feel comfortable sharing their most intimate concerns. You will always have a direct line of communication with Dr. Anyaoku, so you can contact her if you have any concerns after your treatment. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Anyaoku to explore your Kybella treatments.