Excess submental fullness (fat under the chin or “double chin”) can be frustrating. Not only is it almost impossible to eliminate through exercise, but it can appear no matter your age or weight. Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable that contours and slims the chin by permanently eliminating fat cells. This blog will focus on Kybella® – the benefits of this treatment, how it works, what to expect during the procedure, what recovery involves, and who may benefit. 

A before and after pic of a woman wearing pink lipstick who received treatment with Kybella®

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A Non-Invasive Solution to Submental Fullness (Double Chin)

Are you tired of feeling self-conscious about your double chin when you want to project an image of your best self? Despite maintaining a healthy lifestyle, stubborn submental fat can be challenging to eliminate through diet and exercise alone. Fortunately, Kybella® can help you ditch the double chin for good. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore everything you need to know about this revolutionary solution, from candidacy and benefits to procedure details, recovery, and expected results.

What is Kybella®?

Kybella® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment designed to target and eliminate submental fat, commonly known as a double chin. The active ingredient in Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness and a more defined jawline.

Who is a Candidate for Kybella®?

Ideal candidates for Kybella® are those bothered by the appearance of a double chin and have good skin elasticity. Kybella® is most effective for treating moderate to severe submental fat and is not recommended for individuals with excessive skin laxity or those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. During a consultation, a qualified healthcare provider can assess your candidacy and determine if Kybella® is the right option for you.

Benefits of Kybella®

Some advantages of Kybella® include:

  • Non-surgical: Kybella® offers a non-surgical alternative to traditional methods of double chin reduction, such as liposuction or surgical procedures.
  • Customized treatment: Kybella® treatments are tailored to each individual’s unique anatomy and aesthetic goals, allowing for personalized results.
  • Permanent results: Once destroyed, fat cells cannot return, meaning that the results of Kybella® are permanent for most patients.
  • Minimal downtime: Unlike surgical procedures, Kybella® requires minimal downtime, allowing patients to resume their normal activities shortly after treatment.

Kybella® Procedure Details

The Kybella® treatment process typically consists of multiple injections administered directly into the fat beneath the chin. The number of injections and treatment sessions required will vary depending on the individual’s specific needs and desired results. Each treatment session typically takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete, making Kybella® a convenient option for individuals with busy lifestyles.

Recovery After Kybella®

Following a Kybella® treatment, patients may experience some temporary swelling, bruising, or numbness in the treatment area. These side effects are usually mild and subside within a few days to a week. Most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after treatment, although strenuous exercise and sun exposure should be avoided for a short period.

Results to Expect

While individual results may vary, most patients notice a visible reduction in submental fat within a few weeks of their first Kybella® treatment. Optimal results are typically achieved after several treatments spaced several weeks apart. With each subsequent treatment, the chin area becomes progressively slimmer and more contoured, resulting in a more defined jawline and improved overall facial harmony.

Combining Kybella® with Other Treatments

In some cases, Kybella® may be combined with other aesthetic treatments to enhance overall facial rejuvenation. For example, this treatment can be complemented with dermal fillers or skin tightening procedures to address additional concerns such as volume loss or skin laxity in the lower face and neck area. When needed, combining treatments can help you achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation and a more youthful, refreshed appearance.

Providing Kybella®  in North Washington State

Kybella® offers a safe, effective, and non-invasive solution for individuals seeking to eliminate stubborn submental fat and achieve a more sculpted jawline. With its customizable treatment approach, minimal downtime, and permanent results, Kybella® has become a popular choice for those looking to enhance their facial contours and regain confidence in their appearance.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to your double chin once and for all, learn more about Kybella® by scheduling a consultation with our experienced provider. The team at RejuvenationMD can help you ditch your double chin for good! Choose from one of our convenient locations below.

Burlington, WA (360) 854-5788  Bellingham, WA (360) 404-7863  Bothell, WA (425) 587-8581