Kybella® Treatment for the Double Chin
Struggling with your side profile? Kybella® is the one FDA-approved treatment solution for destroying unwanted fat cells under the jawline that form the double chin.
• This is a non-surgical injectable treatment for the double chin that will create a more defined and sculpted side-profile.
• Kybella® offers permanent results if there is no additional weight gain in the target area.
• Patients see results after just four to six weeks, and best results with multiple treatments.
• It’s a safe and minimally invasive procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Kybella® and how does it work?
The Kybella® brand of injectable deoxycholic acid has been approved to destroy fat cells beneath the chin area. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring bile acid produced by the body that dissolves fat cells, which are then eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system.
What areas can be treated by Kybella®?
This treatment is approved for the fat cells under the chin.
What are the benefits of Kybella®?
For the right patients, Kybella® offers a non-surgical solution for one of the most common aesthetic complaints in our practice. Excess fat under the chin that is not related to weight gain is often hereditary and won’t budge despite dietary changes or exercise. Kybella® gives patients a new opportunity to feel more confident and happier with their profile.
Am I a good candidate for Kybella®?
All patients considering treatment for the double chin will first have a consultation at our office to discuss the best solutions for your unique skin needs and medical/aesthetic profile. Kybella® is not a weight loss treatment and works best on pinchable areas of fat that are isolated from the surrounding area. Contact our office to learn more.
What about the downtime?
While this can vary patient to patient, some swelling, bruising and tenderness is possible from 48 hours to one week post-treatment.
What’s the optimal way to follow Kybella® treatment?
Dr. Marnie recommends her Ultra Light Moisturizer to keep skin supple and hydrated, along with Nectifirm® Advanced from Revision Skincare to fight visible signs of moderate to advanced aging on the neck and décolletage. Nectifirm® lifts and firms the skin while reducing the appearance of adipose tissue, rough, crepey skin and fine lines and wrinkles.
My double chin had bothered me ever since I was a teenager but I didn’t know I could do anything about it without surgery. Kybella gave me the confidence I didn’t know I had!”