Fat rarely comes off easy, but targeting small areas like the neck and chin can be especially difficult. That’s why Capital Laser & Skin Care offers multiple fat reduction treatments to help you eliminate your double chin. If you want a more defined jawline without excess submental fat, Kybella® may be the answer.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment made from deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body. Your body produces this bile acid to absorb fat. When Kybella’s® synthetic version is injected into the chin area, the acid breaks down fat cells, leaving you with a more defined jawline.
Kybella® has become popular as one of the safest and most effective ways to get rid of a double chin. Unlike traditional liposuction or other surgical procedures, Kybella® is minimally-invasive and requires no downtime. This makes it a great option for those who want to reduce the appearance of their double chin without significantly interrupting their schedule.
Kybella® works by targeting and destroying fat cells in the chin area. When injected, the deoxycholic acid in Kybella® breaks down the cell membrane of the fat cells. The body then naturally eliminates the destroyed cells, reducing fat in the chin area.
Each Kybella® treatment is performed by one of our experienced dermatologists and takes about 15-20 minutes. Most people will require multiple treatments spaced several weeks apart to achieve the desired results.
Does Kybella® Have Side Effects?
One of the advantages of Kybella® over alternative double chin removal treatments like liposuction is that it doesn’t require recovery time. With no incisions or anesthesia, side effects are minimal. However, it’s common to experience some swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection site. These side effects typically resolve on their own within a few days to a week.
Occasionally, patients experience more significant swelling after Kybella® that lasts longer than a week. This is normal but is something to keep in mind before your treatment. Because the swelling can be unpredictable, we don’t recommend Kybella® right before a big event.
The results of Kybella® treatment are gradual and can take several weeks to fully appear. After the deoxycholic acid breaks down the targeted fat cells, it takes time for your body to flush them out.
Once the treatments are complete, you can expect a more defined jawline and a reduced double chin. The results of Kybella® can be permanent, as the destroyed fat cells will not regenerate. However, weight gain will cause the remaining fat cells to enlarge, which can bring back a double chin. It’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to preserve your slimmer chin.
Capital laser and skin care is the best dermatology practice I’ve ever been to. I’ve seen both Dr. Peters and Dr. Tanzi, who are both extremely intelligent, caring, highly skilled, practical – and gorgeous! The staff is excellent – very caring, skilled, excellent training, professional, and easy to talk to. I highly recommend Capital Laser to anyone seeking to take fabulous care of their skin. You will be in the best hands here.
Interested in learning more about Kybella®? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.