A double chin, known as submental fullness, forms for several reasons.
While it may seem as though it is an aesthetic concern that arises simply because of weight or unhealthy lifestyle choices, this is not always the case. Instead, an individual can be at risk for developing a double chin because of their age and genetics. Even if an individual is healthy, a double chin can still develop.
Submental fullness is a particularly disheartening cosmetic issue because it can make an individual appear older or heavier than they are. A double chin can potentially make someone feel self-conscious about their proﬁle and avoid having photos taken of themselves.
However, feeling self-conscious about your image because of a double chin no longer has to be an issue.
Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable that enhances the appearance of an individual’s proﬁle by dissolving fat cells beneath the chin. The result is a sleeker, more youthful jawline - without the need for surgery or downtime.
What Is Kybella?
A double chin is an aesthetic concern that affects many men and women as they get older.
Before Kybella, the concern was usually treated by utilizing surgical procedures that required anesthesia, incisions, and lengthy recovery periods. Kybella is a far less invasive alternative to surgical procedures such as a neck lift or liposuction. The unique injectable essentially melts away fat cells to create more deﬁned facial contours.
Kybella consists of deoxycholic acid, a substance that occurs naturally within the digestive system. Deoxycholic acid helps in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fats. During a Kybella treatment, when the synthetic form of this acid is injected into the fat beneath the chin, it effectively destroys the unwanted fat cells. It restores the jawline to a more deﬁned appearance.
The destroyed fat cells are disposed of by the body during the ﬁrst several weeks after a Kybella treatment. Once the fat cells have been destroyed, they will not regenerate. As long as a patient maintains a healthy weight, the double chin will not return because fat cells that were not treated will not expand.
Prices for Kybella vary from patient to patient. Prices average $1,000-$3,000 per treatment and can vary in how many treatment sessions are needed to attain optimal results.
Ideal Dysport Candidates
Kybella is an exceptional treatment for men and women struggling with their appearance because of a double chin. Kybella works best on patients who have a good amount of skin elasticity still present, which will ensure the skin conforms to its new contours. While Kybella does have a skin-tightening effect, it is not meant to be viewed as a treatment for concerns related to severe skin laxity.
You are well-suited for a Kybella treatment if you struggle with any of the following:
- You Are Self-Consciousness About Excess Fat Under The Chin
- You Have A Double Chin That Makes You Look Older Or Heavier Than You Are
- You Maintain A Healthy Weight But Still Struggle With A Double Chin
- You Are Wary Of Undergoing The Knife To Rid Your Proﬁle Of A Double Chin
Some contraindications may prevent you from undergoing the treatment. Kybella should not be performed on women who are either pregnant or currently breastfeeding. Patients should also not have an active infection at the treatment site.
How Is Kybella Administered?
Your Kybella treatment may begin with the application of a topical anesthetic that will help mitigate any discomfort. When the topical anesthetic has taken effect, your provider will begin to inject Kybella into your chin via a ﬁne needle strategically. The sites for injection will be marked up in a grid pattern, which will ensure consistent, natural-looking results. The number of Kybella injections you will receive will depend on your goals and the size of your treatment area. Kybella is a relatively quick treatment. The treatment takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Because of the topical anesthetic, there is minimal discomfort associated with the treatment.
Recovery & Results From Kybella
You will be able to return to work and other daily activities immediately after your Kybella treatment. Kybella is considered a ‘lunchtime procedure’ because it can be performed quickly, and patients can return to work right away. However, some temporary side effects may be experienced, including tenderness, swelling, redness, bruising, or hardness beneath the chin. These side effects are normal and typically subside within a couple of weeks. If you experience any pain, you can take over-the-counter pain medication. You will be provided with thorough aftercare instructions that will help minimize the side effects.
Kybella immediately starts taking effect once injected, but it will take some time until your results are noticeable. It will take several weeks for your body to ﬂush out the unwanted fat cells naturally. Typically, ﬁnal results are noticeable after four to six weeks. Kybella's results last for many years. However, maintaining your results will require leading a healthy lifestyle. If a healthy lifestyle is not led, the remaining fat cells could expand and result in a double chin forming again.
The Bespoke Difference
At Bespoke Rx, we’re always striving to provide our clients with the most beautiful outcomes by utilizing the safest techniques in an industry that grows and changes – quickly.
Our goal is to help our patients discover their true potential by transforming their appearance through aesthetic medicine and a compassionate approach tailored to suit their unique needs.