Unlike other areas on the face that can reap the benefits of exercise, a healthy diet, and a few shots of BOTOX®, a double chin has been notoriously difficult to remove without surgery. Fortunately, men and women looking to lose the excess flesh can now benefit from a new FDA-approved injectable cosmetic treatment called KYBELLA®, available at our dermatology practice in Washington, DC.
Why Is KYBELLA Considered a Breakthrough Fatty Chin Treatment?
For years, the only options available for erasing a double chin have been surgery and liposuction. While effective, these options require cutting into the skin and removing fatty tissue and attempting to hide potential scar tissue. KYBELLA offers a non-invasive alternative that requires only a series of injections in the fatty tissue under the chin. This cutting-edge option for reducing double chins produces long-lasting results without surgery.
How Does KYBELLA Treatment Work?
KYBELLA works by dissolving the hard to eliminate fat (submental fat) under the chin. The first minimally invasive double chin reducing treatment of its kind, KYBELLA is made of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring fat-absorbing substance in the body. When injected under the chin, KYBELLA:
- Destroys fat cells
- Produces tighter skin
- Creates a more contoured and defined jawline
In addition to cosmetic concerns, dealing with a double chin can cause social anxiety and embarrassment that can negatively affect the quality of life. According to feedback from participants in several KYBELLA studies, as many as 70% of participants reported physical as well as personal and emotional improvement after treatment.
Benefits of KYBELLA
The greatest benefit of KYBELLA is of course that it does not require any kind of surgery, large incision, or liposuction! You can reduce the size of your double chin through injections alone. The procedure is quick and only needs a couple of days of downtime, as opposed to the weeks of downtime required after a surgical or liposuction procedure. You also don’t need to wear a bandage for a prolonged period after treatment.
KYBELLA Side Effects
The few reported side effects include short-term swelling, bruising, and/or numbness. These side effects disappear on their own after a few days. Overall, KYBELLA is safe and effective and cleared by the FDA for this use!
Two to 6 treatments about a month apart typically yield the best results. Each treatment session lasts approximately 20 minutes and consists of 12 to 20 mini-injections of KYBELLA.
How Long Does An Injection of KYBELLA Last?
Patients typically begin to notice results 4 to 6 weeks after treatment, and a round of KYBELLA injectables can produce results that last for several years.