The Kybella double chin injection was approved by the FDA in mid-2015 as an injectable to eliminate double chin, a cosmetic complaint often resistant to diet and exercise. Unlike liposuction, the standard treatment for a double chin, Kybella offers permanent results through destruction of fat cells through a series of non-surgical injections. Once these fat cells are gone, they are gone for good, providing long-term results for patients.
The active ingredient in this revolutionary new double chin injection is deoxycholic acid, a bile acid that is produced naturally by the body to break down fat. When Kybella is injected into the chin and neck area, the fat cells are destroyed and naturally absorbed by the body. With the fat cells gone, no maintenance is necessary to prevent the double chin from returning. You can count on keeping a youthfully toned chin and neck area after you’ve completed a series of treatments with Kybella under the care of a medically licensed aesthetic injection specialist.
During a Kybella session, one of our licensed medical aesthetic professionals will mark the area to be treated before making a dozen or more injections there. In many cases, a session takes less than 15 minutes to complete. Patients typically have at least three and up to six Kybella treatments, spaced a one month apart, to fully eliminate double chin fat . Like other injectables, Kybella can cause temporary swelling, bruising and numbness in the treatment area and subside within a few days.
The Kybella double chin injection can be beneficial for patients who have extra fat but normal skin elasticity in the chin and neck area. Unfortunately, this form of double chin removal will not work as a standalone treatment for patients whose chin problems are caused by excessive skin. If you are considering Kybella, you should inform our licensed medical aesthetic providers if you are currently or soon to be pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to seek face or neck surgery, or if you have bleeding problems or trouble swallowing. If you are taking any vitamins, herbal supplements or medications, such as anti-clotting drugs, you should also mention those to our certified aesthetic professionals during your consultation. Our Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will request a full medical history to ensure you do not have any pre-existing conditions that would prevent the safe administration of Kybella.
Injectables are convenient, minimally invasive alternatives to plastic surgery for many cosmetic complaints. With Kybella now available, a double chin injection has been added to this exciting list of options available in our Beverly Hills medical spa. Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our licensed medical aesthetic providers today to find out if Kybella is right for you.« Back to Articles & Tips