If you want to get rid of your double chin but don’t feel ready for surgery, you have another choice. Kybella® is an injectable treatment for fat under your chin. It removes this unwanted fat to give you a slimmer neck and a more defined chin. If you want to feel confident about your profile, Kybella® can help.
What is Kybella®?
Procedures like liposuction or a neck lift can slim and tighten your neck but require incisions and recovery time. Kybella® is the first FDA-approved injectable option to treat submental (under the chin) fat. When injected, it breaks apart fat cells so your body can remove them. Over a few months, treatment will reveal a slender neck and a stronger chin and jaw.
How Does Kybella® Work?
Kybella® works by breaking apart fat. It uses deoxycholic acid, a molecule that helps your body digest fats from your diet. Your lymphatic system naturally filters away the remnants of the fat cells. The treated area becomes slimmer and more sculpted as your body removes fat. Once removed, fat cells will never grow back. Your results will last as long as you maintain a healthy weight.
How Long Does it Take Kybella® to Work?
Kybella® starts breaking down fat cells immediately. However, it takes your body time to filter away the fat cells so you can see your results. You might notice results a few weeks after your first treatment. They will continue to improve after each treatment, and you will achieve full results after about three months.
How Many Kybella® Treatments will I Need?
Most people need more than one Kybella® treatment to achieve their desired results. Most people have between two and four treatments, although you can have as many as six. We will space your treatments four weeks apart. You will not need further treatments as long as you maintain your healthy lifestyle.
Is There Any Downtime With Kybella®?
Many people will notice bruising, swelling, and sensitivity after Kybella® injections. Bruising fades within a few days, but swelling can last up to two weeks. You can return to your usual activities after Kybella® treatments. You may feel self-conscious for a few days while the swelling resolves.
Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella®?
If you want to get rid of a double chin, you might be a good candidate for Kybella®. Ideal candidates have no significant health problems and reasonable expectations. You might not be a good candidate if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have an infection in your neck or jaw area.
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*Individual results may vary.