Melt away your double chin

Kybella is an injectable filler used to reduce, and in many cases remove entirely, the appearance of a double chin. The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid, which works to break down submental fat. The fat is then reabsorbed into the body. Though Kybella is a manufactured solution, synthetic deoxycholic acid is modeled after a molecule that the body naturally produces.

Results for life

Unlike most filler treatments that require regular maintenance, you can expect permanent results from Kybella. This is because fat cells don’t replenish like other cells once they die. Weight gain expands existing fat cells, and does not create new ones. Most patients start to see a reduction in submental fat between their second and fourth Kybella sessions. Because it consistently helps patients achieve slimmer, younger jawlines, Kybella has a high patient satisfaction rate. Patients can expect elegant necklines and a more balanced appearance without looking ‘done’.

How does Kybella give mea contoured jawline?

Double chin fat is notoriously resistant to diet and exercise. Like any other dermal filler, Kybella is administered via multiple small injections under the chin. An effective Kybella treatment requires multiple sessions spaced a month apart. Dr. Miller will determine the number of sessions based on the degree of correction needed. No more than 30 minutes are needed per session, and patients often go back to their normal activities right after.

Kybella breaks down fat in the chin area over time; the body subsequently metabolizes the fat. Typically, patients require between two to four visits before the submental fat begins to show a noticeable reduction. While results don’t appear as quickly as they would with liposuction, no downtime, incisions, or recovery period are needed.

Back to business right after your Kybella treatment

Patients can resume light activity immediately following the treatment. Some experience bruising, pain, numbness, and redness in the area afterward. This is completely normal and should subside within a few days. Swelling is common and diminishes in a week or two, though each patient’s healing timeline is different.  There is no scarring associated with Kybella. Patients should avoid extremely hot temperatures and strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours after the procedure. Abstaining from alcohol, caffeine, and foods high in sugar and sodium is recommended for a day or two in order to keep swelling to a minimum.   

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Will Kybella help me?

If you have a double chin or a poorly defined jawline and don’t want to undergo liposuction or a neck lift, Kybella could be right for you. However, Kybella may not have a significant impact if you have excessive skin laxity since it focuses on reducing fat cells and does not affect the skin. Dr. Miller will carefully assess your face and chin to determine if Kybella is right for you. Reach out to our offices today to schedule a consultation!

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