Many people are self-conscious about their appearance. This can hold them back from fully enjoying life. Fortunately, there are treatments available that can help address concerns about one’s appearance, such as a double chin. A double chin can be caused by several factors, including weight gain, aging, and genetics. Getting rid of a double chin can be challenging, even with diet and exercise. Fortunately, Kybella can help. Here’s what you need to know about Kybella and how it can help you achieve your desired look.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment used to improve the appearance of a double chin. Kybella is made from deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body. Deoxycholic acid helps break down and absorb fat. When injected into the area below the chin, it destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once these fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat.
The number of injections required will depend on the amount of fat present and your desired results. Most people need two to four treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart. After treatment, you can expect to see a gradual improvement in the appearance of your double chin. The full effects are usually seen six to eight weeks after treatment.
How is it Administered?
The procedure should be performed by a licensed healthcare professional in the comfort of a medical office. Before the injections, your provider will clean the injection site with an antiseptic solution. They will then use a very fine needle to inject Kybella into the submental fat layer. Immediately after the injections, you can expect some redness, swelling, bruising, and numbness at the injection site. These side effects are temporary and typically resolve within a few days.
What Are the Benefits?
Kybella offers several benefits over other treatments for a double chin. It is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment; in fact, it is the only FDA-approved injectable for dissolving fat below the chin. There are minimal side effects, and most people tolerate the injections well. There is no downtime and you can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your double chin, Kybella may be a good option. To learn more about Kybella and to find out if it is right for you, schedule a consultation with double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Hall, a leading expert on this treatment who has helped many people meet their aesthetic goals with Kybella injections.