A double chin occurs when a layer of fat forms below your chin, and it is a very common concern. It is often associated with weight gain, but you don’t have to be overweight to have one. Genetics or looser skin resulting from aging may also cause a double chin. If your double chin is hurting your confidence, Kybella® may be perfect for you.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is an injectable treatment that contains deoxycholic acid, a substance that is already naturally present in your body and is used to speed the metabolism of dietary fat. When injected into the under-chin area, Kybella® melts stubborn fat away, resulting in a smoother, sleeker appearance. This is a nonsurgical, in-office procedure that typically takes about 20 to 30 minutes to perform. Because it is minimally invasive, you can expect to resume your normal daily activities directly after your appointment.
Kybella® is injected into the fat beneath your chin and destroys those targeted fat cells. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. This makes Kybella® a permanent fix for the double chin! But to maintain these results you will have to be sure to live a healthy lifestyle. This will ensure high quality and long lasting results.
Anyone who is bothered by the appearance of a double chin and is in general good health may be an excellent candidate for Kybella® injections. In many cases, submental (under-chin) pockets of fat are determined by genetics and are thus resistant to diet and exercise alone.
If you’re considering Kybella® to help you achieve a more defined jawline and smoother, sleeker profile, contact board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jessica Krant today to schedule your consultation.