Kybella—For more than just double chins
If you’ve heard of Kybella, you probably associate it with double chins. You’re right, but Kybella can effectively destroy subcutaneous fat elsewhere on your body, too.
You don’t have to gain weight to develop a double chin. Often it’s due to age-related sagging skin or simply your genetics (thanks, Mom!). Whatever the cause, a double chin can make even young or slender adults look older, chubby, or grumpy. And for most people, diet and exercise don’t help.
Diet and exercise often fail to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat in other areas. But you don’t have to just live with your double chin or other localized bulges. You can permanently reduce them with Kybella injections.
Kybella can help you reveal a smoother profile and contours. That simple change can help make your entire face or body appear trimmer and more youthful and give a big boost to your self-confidence.
The science behind Kybella
That puffy area under your chin is subcutaneous fat (called submental fat under the chin). Kybella is an FDA-approved, injectable prescription medicine specifically created to help eliminate the subcutaneous fat cells that form body bulges and moderate to severe double chins.
Kybella replicates deoxycholic acid, a chemical that occurs naturally in the body and is responsible for breaking down dietary fat. It can then be absorbed. When injected into the subcutaneous fat, Kybella performs that same function, destroying the fat cells. This fat will not return.
Am I a good candidate?
You are, if you’re a man or woman who is bothered by stubborn fat but who doesn’t want or need surgery. We can use Kybella injections to improve the appearance of:
- Double chin
- Love handles
- Inner knees
- Lower buttocks
- Other small pockets of fat
What does the treatment involve?
Kybella injections are a simple in-office procedure that takes only about 15 minutes. Kybella works gradually, so it typically takes more than one treatment to achieve maximum results. The exact number we recommend will depend on your aesthetic goal, your skin, and the amount of fat you want to lose. For example, double chin patients usually undergo a series of 2-3 injections spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Incremental injections allow time for the Kybella to work in between visits and also help protect your body from potential side effects.
Following your treatment, you can resume your regular routine immediately. You may have some slight swelling, numbness, bruising, tenderness, or pain at the injection site, or your skin may feel tight, but these are temporary. If desired, you can use an ice pack to minimize any discomfort.
What results can I expect?
Patience is required, but you should start to see visible shrinkage of fatty tissue after about four weeks, with increased improvement with each subsequent injection. As noted earlier, results will be permanent since the destroyed fat cells will be gone for good. A healthy diet and maintaining a stable weight will help you retain your smoother treatment areas.
If you have a target date in mind to show off your results – a wedding or reunion, for example -- you will want to start your treatments far enough in advance so you can reveal your best self when the day arrives.