A double chin can age your appearance and affect your self-confidence. Even more frustrating? Excess fat under the chin — or submental fat — is often genetic, and until recently, the only solution was invasive surgery.
But not anymore.
At MedBeautyLA in downtown Los Angeles, our expert injectors melt away under-chin fat with Kybella® — an FDA-approved, injectable therapy. The result is a stronger, more defined, and overall more flattering profile.
Kybella® injections are composed of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which your own body produces during digestion to break down fats. When injected directly into fat cells, deoxycholic acid dissolves them, and your body flushes them out over a period of several weeks.
A Few Minutes, Once a Month
Your Kybella® treatment at MedBeautyLA only takes about 15 minutes. During the session, your provider places a template underneath your chin to guide the injections. She chooses her insertion points based on your unique anatomy and needs. Each treatment session dissolves up to 20% to 25% of your submental fat.
While you will experience welling for the first two weeks after your injections, you can return to your daily activities by following day. There’s no downtime and no need for compression bandages or other significant limitations. If this happens to you, you can control the swelling with over-the-counter medications and ice compresses. However, many women and men don’t experience any swelling at all.
A month later, you should notice changes in your submental area. It is recommended that you continue Kybella® treatments once per month based on your ideal results. Our providers estimate how many treatments you ultimately need (usually between three and five), but you can stop Kybella® whenever you’re satisfied with your chin and profile.
Easy to Add On
Kybella® is a minimally invasive treatment and is easily combined with other aesthetic procedures. If you have significant chin sagging in addition to excess fat in your chin, your provider may recommend Ultherapy — a noninvasive skin-tightening treatment that uses the power of ultrasound to replenish your skin with collagen and elastin. Or Coolsculpting to further enhance your Kybella® results.
Kybella® is also a wonderful addition to a liquid facelift. Liquid facelifts are growing in popularity among women and men who want to put off facelift surgery for as long as possible. For our liquid facelifts, we use Botox and dermal fillers to smooth out, lift, and firm up the facial skin, and Kybella® to remove excess chin fat and subtly tighten the jawline.
The fat-dissolving injectable is also versatile enough to treat unwanted fat pockets on other areas of your body, such as underarms, bra bulges, back fat, knee fat, and the underside of the buttocks.
If you’re ready to say goodbye to your inherited, unflattering double chin once and for all, please contact us! Call our friendly team or use our online booking form to set up your free Kybella® consultation today. .