The chin and jawline are the framework of your face, and are often the first things a person sees when they meet you. If you have extra fat or jowls, they can make you look older or even overweight. For those who have accumulated fat under the chin that doesn’t seem to budge despite strict dieting or an exercise regimen, Kybella is a breakthrough solution to destroy these fat cells and eliminate the dreaded double chin.
The obvious perk of Kybella is that it is a non-surgical treatment involving a series of injections. It doesn’t require anesthesia and has very little downtime. Your doctor will probably recommend a series of treatments spread out over a few months. This makes Kybella a longer treatment process that chin-liposuction, but it also doesn’t require a two week recovery. Another great perk is that immediately after a Kybella treatment, you can return to work or your normal daily activities. The final results of the treatment won’t show completely until 3-4 months after you finish your round of treatment. The number of recommended treatments also varies from patient to patient. It’s up to your doctor to decide how many treatments will properly eliminate the double chin.
Kybella is made up of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid which – in its natural form – is a bile acid responsible for fat breakdown in the body. This acid dissolves the fat by destroying the fat cell membranes and causing the cells to burst. Once these fat cells are destroyed, they can never accumulate fat again making Kybella a permanent solution for that stubborn chin fat.
As of now, Kybella has only been approved for the removal of fat under the chin. One consideration is that if you have sagging skin under the chin, Kybella will not fix or tighten it; only a surgical chin lift will correct this. At Kwan Dermatology, we offer Kybella treatments for subcutaneous fat under the chin and can also suggest solutions for sagging skin. During your consultation, one of our skin specialists will determine if you are a good candidate for Kybella.