As we get older, it can become increasingly difficult to prevent fat from developing under the chin, and the appearance of a double chin is difficult to correct. KYBELLA® is a recently FDA-approved treatment for the non-surgical removal of this submental fat in adults.
Benefits of KYBELLA®
Non-surgical Fat Removal
Before KYBELLA®, the only treatment for the fat of a double chin was diet and exercise or surgical liposuction. However, patients who weren’t able to achieve their desired results through natural means don’t necessarily want to undergo the extensive liposuction process for such a small area. Since KYBELLA® is a non-surgical treatment, you can avoid the negative side effects of anesthesia and avoid a painful recovery. Non-surgical treatments tend to require shorter office visits and less invasive incisions, so you don’t need to worry about scarring.
Patients love KYBELLA® because of the quick procedure and zero downtime. Minimal bruising and swelling are associated with KYBELLA®, but any mild side effects that do occur fade within a couple of hours. Since KYBELLA® is injected using a needle, you don’t have to worry about caring for incisions following your procedure. Most patients can wear makeup the same day and immediately return to their normal activities.
Restore Balance Between Your Upper & Lower Face
If you have spent your life trying to correct the appearance of your double chin to no avail, chances are it has become a source of anxiety. Fat accumulation under the chin can prevent your face from having a lean, defined appearance. KYBELLA® eliminates this unwanted fat to restore more attractive contours. For many, this significantly transforms their appearance. Having the facial shape you’ve always desired can lead to improved self-esteem, which can have a positive impact on many areas of your life.
Addressing Any Concerns You May Have
KYBELLA® treatments require almost no recovery time.
Side effects are minimal and may include bruising, swelling, or numbness. Patients can immediately resume their normal activities, which includes wearing makeup. Exposure to direct sunlight should be limited for one to two weeks following the treatment to minimize redness.
KYBELLA® is injected under the chin using a fine needle. This technique doesn’t result in any visible scarring.
The cost of your KYBELLA® treatment will depend on the amount of solution and number of treatments needed to achieve your desired results.
KYBELLA® treatments are pain-free. A numbing agent is applied to the skin. Some patients experience numbness that can last several hours following their treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Kybella®
Am I a candidate for KYBELLA® treatments?
KYBELLA® is designed to eliminate fat, not to treat skin laxity. Men and women considering KYBELLA® should be in good health and have good skin elasticity. Patients should also have a double chin caused by excess fat rather than loose neck skin or weakened platysma muscles. Patients whose poor neck appearance isn’t caused by fat may be better suited for a neck lift.
What is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is a deoxycholic acid injection designed to improve the appearance of submental fat in adults.
Will my results be immediately noticeable?
KYBELLA® treatments work over time to break down and eliminate fat. During the first four to six months after treatment, you should see a gradual but significant reduction in the amount of chin fat.
Will I need repeat treatments to maintain my KYBELLA® results?
Some patients may require multiple treatments to achieve their desired results. Once you have reached your desired appearance, your result will be long lasting. You should use diet and exercise to maintain your fat loss, as KYBELLA® doesn’t prevent future fat from forming.