Are you bothered by excess skin under your chin, also known as a “double chin” or submental fat? If so, you are not alone. Many people who eat a healthy diet and exercise still live with this submental fat, as it may be genetic. Thankfully, Kybella is an effective solution for long-term results.
Kybella is an injectable treatment that eliminates fat cells in the chin area. Unfortunately, stubborn pockets of fat can appear in many areas of the body. When it settles in the chin area, it can be very hard to treat with diet alone. Once the treatment diminishes the fat, it will reveal a slimmer and more youthful-looking jaw and neckline. Kybella is FDA-approved and a very good option if you don’t desire liposuction or more invasive procedures.
Synthetic deoxycholic acid is the main active ingredient in Kybella. It is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps break down dietary fat. When Kybella is injected into the treated area, it breaks down fat cells and produces a more noticeable slimming effect. Fat can no longer accumulate once the fat cells are destroyed for long-term results!
The fat-dissolving agent in the Kybella will permanently remove fat and diminish the double chin effect. This treatment will definitely give your chin area a slimmer look and a thinner profile. During the treatment session, you should expect to receive between 20 and 50 injections. The number depends on the amount of fat you have under your chin area. The entire process can last anywhere between fifteen minutes and an hour.
In most cases, people only need about three treatments. There should be six to eight weeks between each treatment to get the best results.
There is little to no downtime needed, and most patients are able to return to their social obligations and work right away. Kybella injections can cause swelling, however, the discomfort is short-lived and all discomfort, redness, and bruising should go away within 1 to 2 weeks.