Have you ever taken a selfie that catches your profile and you gasp a bit? Do you find yourself wearing scarves and turtlenecks more often than in the past? Now there is a way to get rid of those extra chins once and for all – Kybella.
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment created by Allergan, the makers of Botox, to get rid of double chins – those annoying deposits of submental fat in your neck that increase with age and weight. Kybella is one of the only certified non-surgical options to treat double chins.
Double chins, also known as submental fat, are quite common and appear when a layer of fat progressively grows below the chin. Having loose skin as a result of aging or genetics increases your chance of getting a double chin. Kybella is a reliable treatment that quickly fixes the problem at its root.
The chemical name for Kybella is deoxycholic acid and is a molecule that your own body creates every single day. This molecule helps your body metabolize fat, which is why it reduces fat deposits in the adipocytes under your chin by dissolving them. Your body then naturally gets rid of them forever. In other words, Kybella destroys fat cells under your chin and prevents them from appearing again in the future.
Kybella is a rapid process, administered as a series of injections usually performed in 30 minutes. The treatment typically requires 2-4 procedures to be effective. However, each case is different depending on the face, body fat, and desired goals.
This treatment cannot be used on persons suffering from a skin infection in the treatment area. Before receiving the treatment, inform your provider about any surgery on your face, other cosmetic procedures, and medical conditions in the neck area.