In Virginia Beach and throughout the nation, double chin injections with KYBELLA are rapidly gaining popularity. KYBELLA uses an active ingredient called deoxycholic acid to selectively dissolve unwanted fat cells under the chin without harming other tissue. The result is a much better, defined chin.
Is KYBELLA Right for You?
Because KYBELLA is nonsurgical, it's safe and well-tolerated by many. The best candidates for KYBELLA are men and women who are bothered by a double chin. Because the product dissolves unwanted fat, it's most appropriate for people who have good skin elasticity. This enables skin to recede to meet your new contours once the fat is gone. Vertical bands can begin to appear beneath the chin for people in their 40s. KYBELLA doesn't treat these, and in fact can remove padding over them.
For patients who want to avoid injections, CoolSculpting® now offers a treatment applicator called the CoolMini™ that's designed specifically to reduce fat under the chin. The FDA-cleared applicator fits snugly under the chin and kills fat cells by "freezing" them, without damaging the surrounding tissue or outer skin. It's completely noninvasive and doesn't require any downtime.
Your KYBELLA experience begins with an in-person consultation. We will assess your eligibility for the procedure, and in some cases, certain lifestyle or health factors may make you a better candidate for another chin-smoothing procedure, such as liposuction or even a chin implant.
If we determine that excess skin, rather than fat, is to blame for the fullness and lack of definition under your chin, we may recommend a neck lift.
In any case, you can be certain that you're getting the best possible care that's completely tailored to your needs.
What to Expect
KYBELLA is an injectable treatment that's performed here in our office. Our nurse injector begins by cleansing the skin below your chin to remove any dirt, oil, or makeup. She then applies topical anesthetic or ice packs to make you as comfortable as possible during treatment.
Our nurse injector then makes a series of quick injections to the area, using a grid pattern for an accurate, even treatment. The entire process lasts about an hour. Immediately afterward, your injector provides you with a cool compress to maintain your comfort and to assist with any excessive swelling.
After treatment, you're free to get back to your usual daily routine as soon as you like. Although you may notice some bruising or redness beneath your chin, these effects are temporary and usually mild.
For your best possible KYBELLA results, it must be administered in a series of treatments. The typical protocol is 2-4 treatments scheduled 6 weeks apart. The number of sessions you'll need depends on the amount of fat under your chin. During your initial consultation, we will give you an idea of how many treatments will lead to your desired result.
The active ingredient in KYBELLA takes some time to work, so results won't be immediately visible. However, in the weeks and months immediately following your injections, you'll see your double chin shrinking and your profile improving. Because KYBELLA triggers the removal of fat cells, the results of your treatment regimen are likely to be permanent. To keep your new look, we recommend adhering to a reasonably healthy lifestyle after treatment and avoiding significant weight fluctuations.