Submental fullness under the chin, also known as a double chin, affects males and females of any age, and is typically resistant to any sort of diet or exercise, leaving the facial profile unbalanced and weighed down. There is a new treatment on the market, however, that reduces the appearance of a double chin without complex neck lift or liposuction surgeries: Kybella.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is the first and only injectable that is FDA-approved to reduce fat under the chin. Kybella is specially formulated with synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps to breakdown and absorb dietary fat.
How does Kybella work?
When Kybella is injected into the fat pockets under the chin, its synthetic deoxycholic acid rapidly destroys and absorbs fat cells, also preventing them from accumulating more fat in the future. Gradually, the fat is cleared from the body due to its natural metabolic processes.
What does a Kybella procedure look like?
Kybella is administered to the fat underneath the chin through a series of 12 to 20 small injections. Most treatments last between 15 and 20 minutes, and require minimal downtime and recovery. While each treatment plan will vary depending on the individual’s unique needs, most patients can expect multiple treatment sessions to obtain optimal results.
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When can I see results?
Some results may be noticeable after the second treatment session, but a majority of patients report seeing the most obvious results about a month after their last Kybella injection session.
How long does Kybella last?
It is important to note that while Kybella does permanently eliminate fat cells at the injection site, and prevent them from storing additional fat, new fat cells may form if the patient sees a significant weight gain. For the results to remain permanent, it is vital for the patient to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
To learn more about treating submental chin fat with Kybella, or to schedule your consultation at Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting, please fill out the form on this page or call 610.828.0400. We look forward to working with you!