Subcutaneous fat, or fat under the skin, can be found anywhere on the body. When a fat layer develops under the chin, the skin of the neck can sag and create the appearance of a second chin, or double chin. Double chins are common with age, but they can also be associated with excess weight gain, heredity and weakened facial muscles. If you have an unsightly double chin, our Los Angeles Kybella doctor can help.
Kybella is a special injection that contains deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is found naturally in the body and is instrumental in breaking down and absorbing dietary fat. When this molecule is injected directly into fat, the fat cells are destroyed and are no longer able to store or accumulate more fat. You may be a candidate for Kybella if you have a double chin and have no infection in the treatment area. Our expert in Kybella in Los Angeles will also need to know if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have bleeding problems, have difficulty swallowing or have certain other medical issues before we can determine your candidacy.
At your consultation, our Los Angeles Kybella doctor will help you decide if you are a candidate for the procedure. Some patients may need more than one treatment, but once you have achieved your desired look, there will be no need for retreatment. You can expect your results to be permanent. Side effects are uncommon and can include swelling, bruising and discomfort. These tend to be mild and will usually resolve within a few days of your injections.
Kybella is the only FDA-approved injection that can improve the appearance of a double chin and give you more attractive contoured look along the chin and jawline. The treatment is administered in a series of injections into the fat under your chin, and most people will achieve results within two to four sessions. The treatments should be administered at least one month apart. Call us today to learn more about how Kybella can give you a more youthful look or to schedule an appointment with our expert in Kybella in Los Angeles.