How Does Kybella Eliminate Double Chin?

Posted on February 23, 2023

Kybella is an innovative fat-reduction treatment that can help you achieve a stronger jawline without the need for incisions or any surgical measures. How does this non-surgical treatment work and how can you benefit? We have all the answers:

What is Kybella?

Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable for fat reduction. This injectable is made from a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a natural substance in the body that works in the metabolic system to break down fat. Deoxycholic acid disrupts the cell membrane of fat cells, causing lysis or destruction of the membrane to release the fatty components of the unwanted fall cells.

Who is a Candidate for Kybella?

Kybella is primarily used for small pockets of submental fat, such as fat under the chin that creates a double chin. This submental fat often builds up because of genetics and natural skin aging. Decreased collagen production and sagging skin are natural aging factors that affect almost everyone.

It’s important to consider that a double chin may be caused by other factors like thyroid enlargement or swollen lymph nodes. If conditions other than fat buildup are causing your double chin, Kybella is not the right treatment. Drs. Kalimullah and Cavanaugh will discuss your medical history and thoroughly assess your chin and neck to make sure Kybella is right for you.

What to Expect from Kybella Treatment

Kybella treatment is minimally painful and only takes a few minutes. Kybella will be administered through a few injections placed in various areas under the chin and along the jawline. After treatment, mild swelling, bruising, and tenderness around the injection site(s) are common but will subside within a few days.

Depending on the amount of fat you hope to treat, patients require anywhere from 2-6 treatment sessions. These treatments are scheduled a few weeks apart and it typically takes about 3 months to see results as the fat gradually melts away.

Is Kybella Treatment Safe?

When administered by a medical professional, Kybella is safe and effective for many patients. Drs. Kalimullah and Cavanaugh are medical dermatologists who combine a holistic approach with advanced medical knowledge to ensure safe treatment for all of their patients. Although there are possible side effects with Kybella (and any cosmetic treatment), their understanding of anatomy has prevented any serious complications at their office.

Schedule a Consultation

To schedule your appointment for Kybella in Chicago, we encourage you to call our office or fill out an online contact form. Our team will be happy to meet with you and help you determine the best treatment for your individual needs and cosmetic goals.