In the past the double chin that often appears as we age has only been successfully treated with surgery… until now. Kybella is an injectable that was recently approved by the FDA to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe fat below the skin on the chin and neck, called submental fat, while also contouring the area for a smoother, younger appearance. Kybella treatments can have a significant impact on your appearance, restoring your chin and neck with no downtime and no surgery.
What Causes Your Double Chin?
The chin area contains a subcutaneous sheet of fat that normally just pads the area and keeps your chin protected. However, this fat can sag and wrinkle with age. For some people, this is a simple hereditary predisposition triggered by too much water retention or excess fat storage in the chin area. For others, the double chin is caused by weakened chin muscles, leading to looser skin.
How Kybella Works
Though submental fullness is a common problem among adults, it is typically undertreated. Many men and women assume they just need to accept their double chins as an effect of aging, poor genetics, or weight gain. Even efforts to diet and exercise are often not enough to change the appearance of a double chin. Kybella’s proven technology targets the fat in the double chin to dissolve the fat while tightening and smoothing the skin. The transforming ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid which is responsible for breaking down the unwanted fat tissue. Deoxycholic acid exists naturally in the body and works to break down and absorb fat. After a Kybella injection, the cells cannot store or accumulate fat, so your double chin will begin to recede and the fat will not return in the area or other areas as can happen with traditional liposuction.
This non-surgical treatment is quick, easy, with little to no pain. Kybella consists of between 2 to 6 treatments within 12 months, depending on the severity of the double chin and your desired results upon completion of the treatment. Most patients notice significant improvement in the appearance of the face and chin after the second treatment.