Whether the area beneath your chin is looking a little fuller because you’ve gained a bit of weight, or because people in your family get chubby chins as they age, you don’t have to live with a so-called double chin. At Forever Young Aesthetics, our team offers advanced Kybella injection treatments to help patients virtually erase their double chins for good. Find out more when you call or request an appointment using our online tool.
How The Kybella Treatment Works
Kybella is both a prescription medicine and an FDA-approved injectable treatment used to reduce submental fullness or the pocket of excess fat that sits beneath the chin. The active ingredient in Kybella is the synthetic version of deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid can already be found in its natural form inside your body, where it helps your digestive system break down and absorb the fats in your diet. When this molecule is injected into the area beneath your chin, it erases the fat cells so they can no longer store or accumulate fat. Results include a substantial reduction in chin fullness, as well as an improved chin profile.
If your chin fat doesn’t seem to be affected by regular exercise or a wholesome diet, or if it makes you feel self-conscious, or look heavier or older than you actually are, Kybella may be just what you’re looking for. As the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for submental fullness, Kybella is a safe, effective, and non-invasive option for those looking to avoid surgery. Kybella may not be right for you if any of the following apply:
- You’re pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or nursing
- You have an infection in the treatment area
- You’ve ever had cosmetic treatments or surgery on your face, neck, or chin
- You have any medical conditions that affect your neck area
- You’ve ever had trouble swallowing
The safety and effectiveness of Kybella for anyone under age 18 is not established.
What to Expect
Because every patient is different, our team will create a customized treatment plan designed to address your specific needs. During each session, you’ll receive multiple small injections under your chin, a process that takes about 15-20 minutes. The exact number of injections you’ll receive depends on the amount of fat that’s being treated, as well as your desired profile. Many patients see visible results after two treatments, but you may receive as many as six treatments.
Treatment sessions are scheduled at least 4 weeks apart, and most patients achieve the results they’re looking for in 2-4 sessions. Common short-term side effects include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, and redness. Once you’ve completed your treatment plan, you can expect lasting results that don’t require further upkeep.