Millions of people worldwide suffer from excess fat underneath their jawline, also known as a double chin. A double chin softens the jawline and results in a rounder facial profile. While some accept their double chins, others are more reluctant to do so.
At Columbia Laser Skin Center, we offer a solution: a non-invasive treatment for double chins called Kybella.
To try to eliminate a double chin, some people rely on diet and exercise, while others engage in facial exercises designed to tighten the muscles under the jaw. In some cases, people choose invasive surgery to remove excess fat.
However, there is a simple alternative for ridding yourself of your double chin, and it doesn’t involve surgery or a rigorous daily routine. Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment for eliminating double chin fat, and it delivers results.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is an injectable especially suited for eliminating small pockets of fat cells. When we inject Kybella into the chin area, it dissolves nearby fat cells. Fat naturally eliminates through the body’s lymphatic system, and your jawline becomes tighter over a period of weeks.
Kybella consists of an ingredient known as deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is produced naturally in the body, primarily in the digestive system. When it’s injected into small areas, a Kybella treatment successfully eliminates unwanted fat cells.
Who Can See Results with a Kybella Treatment?
Potentially anyone with a double chin can see significant results with a Kybella treatment.
Regardless of the reasons for your double chin, Kybella injections can damage fat cells, encouraging them to spill their contents into your body. Once the fat cells empty, their contents disperse through your sweat, urine, and breath over the coming weeks.
Schedule a consultation with us to find out whether you’re a good candidate for Kybella injections. We’ll review your medical history and any medications you’re taking to determine whether Kybella suits you.
Once we clear you for Kybella, we’ll start your treatment.
Why Do Some People Develop Double Chins?
Some people are more susceptible than others to double chins. Sometimes, patients have relatives with double chins, and the cause is genetic. Others may gain or lose significant weight, resulting in a double chin.
Aging may also play a role in the development of a double chin. Fat cells tend to gather where they’re unwanted as we age, including underneath the jawline.
What Happens During a Kybella Appointment?
Patients who undergo Kybella treatments with us will sit on our comfortable treatment chair. We’ll begin by taking a photo of the area so that you can compare your results once the appropriate amount of time passes.
We’ll measure the treatment site and decide on the best locations for your Kybella injections. We’ll also apply a gentle topical cream to numb the area.
Next, we’ll administer the injections. Most people require 20 to 30 injections in a single Kybella treatment to see results. The entire appointment shouldn’t last longer than an hour.
After treatment, you can return to your daily activities. There is no need for any downtime.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
Your body will need time to absorb the ingredients from Kybella and dissolve your fat cells in the treated area. Most people don’t see the initial results from Kybella for five to six weeks.
In most cases, we’ll recommend two to four sessions of Kybella injections to meet your treatment goals. We space each session apart by four to six weeks.
The results from Kybella are permanent. Once the fat cells dissolve, they can’t come back.
However, your double chin may reappear if you experience significant weight gain. In addition, as you grow older, the muscles and skin beneath your jawline will begin to slacken and the definition in your jawline may diminish.
It’s best to control your weight through regular diet and exercise to maintain your results. If you experience future weight gain leading to a double chin, we can repeat your Kybella treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Kybella?
Kybella offers several advantages, including:
Alternative to Surgical Solutions
Many people don’t realize that there are non-surgical alternatives to eliminating a double chin, like Kybella. Selecting a surgical method for eliminating a double chin is effective, but it also comes with potential risks and downtime.
With Kybella, you get results without requiring time off for recovery. You can schedule a Kybella treatment on your lunch break or before picking up your children from school. It’s a versatile solution.
Once you complete your Kybella sessions, the results are permanent. You don’t need to worry about your double chin any longer. You won’t need further treatment if you maintain your weight and take care of your body.
If you gain weight in the future, you can always schedule another Kybella treatment with us to get rid of new chin fat.
Results from Kybella aren’t immediate. They take a few weeks to appear. Thus, if you choose to keep your treatment a secret, your friends and family likely won’t realize you’ve undergone Kybella unless you tell them.
You also won’t need to worry about scarring since Kybella is non-invasive.
High Patient Satisfaction
Patients who choose Kybella are pleased with their results. They notice reduced double chins and firmer jawlines. Most people see significant changes within the first two Kybella treatments.
Eliminate Your Double Chin Fat with Kybella
If you’re ready to improve your jawline and eliminate an unwanted double chin, schedule a consultation with us at Columbia Laser Skin Center in The Dalles, OR. We serve clients in Cascade Lock, Mt. Hood, and Parkdale, OR, as well as in Stevenson, White Salmon, Benjon, and Goldendale, WA.