Diet and exercise can only do so much to reduce your double chin.

Fat in the chin area might be the result of genetics, aging, or even weight gain and could cause several self-esteem issues. Submental fullness, better known as “double chin,” is a term used to describe the excess subcutaneous fat that is found in areas around the upper neck.

Often left untreated, patients try to reduce the appearance through diet and exercise with little success. Enter Kybella, a revolutionary injectable that helps reduce fat in the upper neck area, commonly known as “double chin.”

What is Kybella?

Kybella is the only FDA-approved treatment that improves the appearance of your upper neck by destroying fat cells. Moderate or severe fat in your chin is treated with a simple injection resulting in a notable difference in appearance.

Patients who have undergone the treatment have reported a visual impact in the amount of fat in their upper neck area. It has also been evaluated in several clinical studies with over a thousand people enjoying the benefits of this revolutionary treatment.

How does Kybella work?

Kybella is injected into your chin fat where the formula works to destroy fat cells. Due to the deoxycholic acid in the formula, these cells are unable to store or accumulate fat after the treatment. The remaining fat is then cleared out by the body and the chin area quickly shows visible improvement.

Before being administered, some anesthetic or ice may be applied to the area to help prepare you for the treatment and enhance your comfort.

Once the treatment is done, there may be some swelling as a result of the injection, so care should be taken to plan out social or work commitments accordingly.

Are there side effects as a result of using Kybella?

Side effects for using Kybella include:

  • Hardness in some areas
  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Redness
  • Swelling

There are some minor instances of serious side effects such as nerve injuries to the jaw, facial muscle weakness, and trouble swallowing.

How many Kybella treatment sessions will be needed?

Dr. Escobedo will determine the amount of treatment sessions that will be needed in order to see the desired results. Treatments are spaced out in monthly intervals with up to 6 treatments being administered to help achieve the appearance you desire.