Anyone can experience submental fullness, in the area underneath the chin, which is commonly known as “double chin.” Submental fullness is the gathering of fat underneath the chin area and can be there thanks to genetics, as a result of weight gain or even show up as you get older. It’s important to note that a person doesn’t have to be overweight to have submental fullness underneath their chin. Sometimes no matter how often a person may exercise or diet, the annoying “double chin” may never go away on its own.
Patients looking to get rid of a double chin or sharpen their jawline may often turn to surgery and get liposuction. With surgery comes more risks, downtime and a longer healing process. Patients often ask us, “Can KYBELLA get rid of my double chin without surgery?” The answer is, “Yes!” KYBELLA® is a non-surgical, non-invasive alternative for those who want to get rid of their double chin permanently without needing surgery.
What is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is an injectable treatment that destroys fat cells. It’s the first and only, FDA-approved injectable double chin treatment for adults that can improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin permanently.
How Does KYBELLA® Work?
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps with the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® works to destroy fat cells. Once these fat cells are destroyed, they no longer have the ability to store or accumulate fat. This leaves the patient with a permanent reduction of fat underneath the chin, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness and an improved chin profile.
How Many Treatments of KYBELLA® Would I Need?
Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments will vary from patient to patient. During your consultation, the provider will create a personalized treatment plan based on your chin profile and desired outcome.
KYBELLA® is often referred to as a “lunchtime procedure” because the actual injection process only takes about 15 to 20 minutes and there’s no downtime. Patients may experience swelling within the treated area. With each KYBELLA® treatment, the swelling becomes less severe.
During each treatment, a patient will be given multiple small injections underneath their chin. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat in the treated area and the patient’s desired outcome. Most patients will need multiple treatments to achieve their desired outcome. Patients could receive up to 6 treatments, spaced at least 1 month apart.
When Can I Expect to Start Seeing Results From KYBELLA®?
A patient may see very subtle changes after their initial treatment, but many patients start to experience visible results within two to four KYBELLA® treatments. Most patients will see their desired outcome after four to six treatments.
Is There Downtime With KYBELLA®?
After a KYBELLA® treatment, patients may experience swelling, bruising, tenderness or numbness within the treated area. With each treatment, the swelling, bruising, tenderness and numbness becomes less severe and happens less often.
What Are The Possible Side Effects of KYBELLA®?
The most common side effects of KYBELLA® include swelling, bruising, tenderness or numbness within the treatment area. Our favorite side effect of KYBELLA® is the permanent removal of fat cells underneath the chin area, resulting in the removal of the dreaded “double chin” and leaving behind a more defined jawline.
How Long Do The Results of KYBELLA® Last?
Results from KYBELLA® treatments are permanent. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® works to destroy fat cells. Once these fat cells are destroyed, they no longer have the ability to store or accumulate fat. This leaves the patient with a permanent reduction of fat underneath the chin, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness and an improved chin profile. Once a patient reaches their desired outcome, no further treatment is needed.
How Much Does A KYBELLA® Treatment Cost?
The cost of a KYBELLA® treatment includes the price of the product and more importantly, the skill and expertise of the PUR Skin Care Clinic provider who is administering the treatment. Our providers are licensed and trained, and have experience treating patients with KYBELLA®. Our providers will take the time to understand your treatment goals and develop a customized and personalized treatment plan that is right for you.
To determine if KYBELLA would be a good treatment for you, book a consultation with one of our providers who will help determine if you’re a good candidate for KYBELLA®.