Would you like to reduce your double chin to create a more defined jawline? Chin liposuction is always a great option, but there are effective non-surgical solutions now on the market. Deciding what treatment is best for double chin reduction isn’t always easy, so we offer some important information below.

What causes a double chin?

A double chin refers to the fat that accumulates beneath the chin and in the jowls, and it’s a common area of concern for many men and women. A double chin is often due to weight gain and genetics, but aging is also a factor, as fat descends from the cheeks over time. Even the most disciplined individuals find the fat below the chin challenging to reduce, because it is resistant to diet and exercise.

A double chin blurs the sharp angle between the chin and neck, resulting in an unattractive profile. Reducing your double chin can accentuate the angle between the chin and neck, and create a more pleasing profile.

What treatment is best for double chin reduction?

The best treatment for double chin reduction will depend on what’s causing your double chin. Is the problem being caused by excess fat, skin, or both? If you have significant skin laxity below the chin, surgery is the best option. However, if your double chin is primarily due to fatty deposits, the fat-melting treatment known as Kybella can dissolve the fat, and refine the lower face.

Kybella for double chin reduction

Kybella is an FDA approved injectable treatment for submental fat, or fat below the chin, also known as a double chin. Kybella is comprised of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring compound that the body uses to metabolize dietary fat. When injected into the submental area Kybella breaks down the fat cells, so they are not able to accumulate fat in the future.

How Kybella works

Kybella injections are done on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia. A single Kybella treatment consists of multiple injections made into the fat cells under the chin, which are administered using a tiny needle. The contents of the disrupted fat cells are released into the body and then processed.

Kybella treatment takes approximately 15-20 minutes. It typically takes 3-4 sessions to realize the desired results with Kybella, but this may vary depending on the amount of fat below the chin that needs to be treated. Sessions are spaced about 4-6 weeks apart.

Who might benefit from Kybella?

Kybella fat reduction works well for people that have fat below the chin and good skin elasticity. Kybella is suitable for men and women with moderate-to-severe submental fullness that is due to accumulated fat cells.

What can I expect after Kybella Treatment?

There is generally some bruising, swelling, and numbness after Kybella injections, but these symptoms should clear within 5-7 days, but some swelling may persist. Once all the swelling has resolved, usually at 4-6 weeks, the results will be noticeable.

If you are looking to banish your double chin for good without surgery, Kybella may be the right option for you. It refines the profile, and gives the face a more youthful appearance.

What are the risks?

Risks associated with Kybella include difficulty swallowing, injury to facial muscles, blood vessel injury, and facial asymmetry.

However, Kybella is very safe, once the required safety guidelines are followed. In order to ensure the safety of patients Kybella should only be administered by a medical professional that has received the requisite training using the drug. This is extremely important because of the potential risks associated with the treatment.

Kybella is the ideal non-surgical solution for that dreaded double chin. However, since it does not tighten loose skin, it can be effectively combined with skin tightening treatments to enhance results.

Would you like to lose your double chin without surgery? Contact Pure Beauty Skin Care & Medical Spa, with locations in Rancho Santa Margarita and Newport Beach, CA, to find out if you would be a good candidate for Kybella injectable treatment.

Call (949-326-9009) today to schedule a consultation at Rancho Santa Margarita, or call (949) 236-6001 for the Newport Beach office.