In the past, the only way to get rid of a double chin was surgery. Today, there are several alternatives, including Kybella®.
Kybella® uses a naturally occurring compound to breakdown fat in the submental area. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Tanzi injects the molecule deoxycholic acid directly under the skin, which causes fat-containing cells to disintegrate and die. Just as with Coolsculpting®, the body removes and breaks down these cells into their subcomponents, reducing bulk in the chin.
Most patients see visible improvements in the shape and tone of their chins within two to four sessions. Some patients experience swelling and visible redness after the first session, though this tends to decline with subsequent treatments.