Submental fat can accumulate due to factors that include age, lifestyle choices, and genetics. KYBELLA® can dissolve these deposits of fat over a period of several weeks to provide patients with a slimmer, more youthful chin contour.
What Causes a Double Chin?
There are several factors that can contribute to a double chin, including your age, weight, and genetics. Also known as submental fullness, a double chin can develop even if you lead a healthy lifestyle, and it can be difficult to target with diet and exercise.
What Is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is an injectable treatment that is FDA-approved to destroy fat cells under the chin and improve the look of your chin and jawline. KYBELLA® is composed of a substance called deoxycholic acid, which is produced by the body and assists in the breakdown and absorption of fat.
What Can I Expect During My Treatment?
At your consultation, your provider will examine your chin and jawline in order to develop a tailored treatment plan. Several injections will be made in the treatment area to ensure the even distribution of the deoxycholic acid. Most patients will undergo a series of treatments spaced at least one month apart.
What Happens After My Treatment?
After your procedure, you may experience swelling, bruising, or numbness in the treatment area. However, these side effects are typically mild and temporary.
Once your recovery period has concluded, you will notice a more youthful, contoured chin and jawline. The fat cells that were destroyed by your treatment are gone permanently, so you should not have to undergo subsequent treatments.
What if Kybella® Is Not Right for Me?
KYBELLA® may not be the right treatment for you. Luckily, we offer several treatments at Park Avenue Medical Spa that can also be used to reduce submental fat.
CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive treatment that freezes stubborn fat cells while leaving the surrounding healthy tissues unharmed. The controlled cooling technology can reduce fat in the treatment area by up to 25%.
Tightsculpting® With Fotona
The Fotona SP Dynamis laser system can be used to reduce fat in almost any area of the body, including the neck, chin, and jawline. The procedure is non-invasive and there is no downtime required.