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How Kybella® Melts Away Your Double Chin

How Kybella® Melts Away Your Double Chin

Are you frustrated by your double chin? Whether you caught a glimpse of yourself in your front-facing camera or saw a candid photo of your profile, that excess fat under your chin can be embarrassing, and you’re not alone.

Also known as submental fullness, double chins can affect anyone at any weight and any age. It’s difficult — if not impossible — to target this area with exercises, but the good news is that you have options to refine your look.

Daniel Moghadam, MD, and our team at Modern Aesthetica specialize in Kybella®: a nonsurgical solution to melt away stubborn chin fat and redefine the contours of your jawline.

The science behind double chins

The medical term for a double chin is submental fullness. It can affect anyone, regardless of weight or age. Excess fat accumulates under the chin, leading to a less-defined jawline and a less-than-flattering facial profile.

Carrying excess weight can certainly contribute to the appearance of a double chin, but it’s far from the only cause. Genetics play a big role, and inherited traits can predispose you to store fat under your chin. Finally, your skin becomes more lax with age, and this change can exacerbate the look of submental fat deposits.

How Kybella treats double chins

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment specifically designed to target and eliminate submental fat.

The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that supports the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When it’s injected into the fat underneath your chin, Kybella disrupts fat cells, making them rupture, and your body gradually metabolizes them.

What to expect with Kybella treatment

If you’re frustrated by your double chin, your journey to a slimmer, more defined jawline begins with a consultation at Modern Aesthetica. During your consultation, we examine your chin, assess your aesthetic goals, and review your medical history to determine if you’re a good candidate for Kybella.

Based on your assessment, we create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. The number of Kybella injections we recommend will vary, but most patients have between two and six sessions to achieve optimal results.

We cleanse the area under your chin at each treatment session and apply a topical numbing agent to minimize discomfort. We use a fine needle to administer precise injections in specific areas, and the procedure is generally well-tolerated.

There is no downtime required following Kybella, and most people resume their normal activities immediately. You may experience temporary swelling, bruising, or numbness, which typically subside within a few days to a week.

You can expect to start seeing results within a few weeks of your first Kybella treatment. Your body metabolizes the damaged fat cells, visibly reducing submental fullness and defining your jawline. For optimal results, it’s essential to complete the recommended series of Kybella injections as outlined in your treatment plan.

Dreaming of melting away that double chin? Kybella might be your answer. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Moghadam and our team in Santa Monica, California, to find out what this nonsurgical solution could do for your profile and your confidence.

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