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Eliminate Double Chin with Kybella Treatment

Have you ever deleted a selfie after discovering a double chin under your smile? There’s no need to be self-conscious about your appearance – a Kybella treatment can help. Kybella is the only FDA-approved prescription injectable that destroys fat cells underneath the jawline. After treatment, the cells will no longer be able to store fat. It permanently removes the fat that causes your double chin so that you can take photographs with confidence. 

Cause of double chins

Double chins are common among people with excess weight, but anyone can develop fullness under the jaw area. This condition is also known as submental fat. Genetics can affect how your body stores fat in that area, so some people have inherited their double chins from their families. Age can also be a culprit. As we age, our skin loses collagen and begins to sag and accumulate fat.

Even with weight loss and specialized exercises, submental fat can be hard to eliminate. One of the quickest and most effective ways to remove moderate to severe fat under the chin is with Kybella. Its active ingredient is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a chemical our bodies naturally produce to break down and absorb the fat from our foods. Kybella is injected under the jawline to achieve a noticeable reduction in the fat stored in the area below the chin.

There is no need to go under the knife to improve your appearance when a non-surgical double chin treatment like Kybella is available.

How Kybella is administered

Kybella is a prescription treatment for adults 18 and older and must be administered by board-certified healthcare professionals. Before beginning treatment, your dermatologist will examine the area under your chin to determine if the procedure is right for you. Your treatment plan will depend on the amount of fat underneath your chin and your desired outcome.

Be sure to let your doctor know about your medical conditions, and if you answer “yes” to any of these questions:

  • Have you had other cosmetic or medical procedures or issues with your face, neck or chin?
  • Have you ever had trouble breathing or swallowing?
  • Have you ever had bleeding problems?
  • Are you pregnant or plan to become pregnant?
  • Are you breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed?
  • Are you taking prescription medications, especially blood thinners?

A Kybella treatment session only takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Your dermatologist will administer multiple small injections in the neck area beneath your chin. Each treatment session must be spaced at least one month apart. The number of treatments needed varies by the patient; up to six treatments can be administered.

Recovery and side effects

Kybella treatment is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure with minimal downtime. Common side effects after the treatment include swelling, pain, numbness, redness and hardness in the treatment area. In rare cases, treatment can cause serious side effects like nerve injury, trouble swallowing and problems at the injection site. Call your dermatologist if you experience serious side effects or have open sores or drainage in the treatment area.

How much does Kybella cost?

The cost for Kybella varies depending on your location. At Columbia Skin Clinic, the cost averages between $2,000 and $3,000.

Schedule an appointment at Columbia Skin Clinic

Our cosmetic dermatologists want you to be confident in your appearance, and we are here to help with Kybella in Columbia. We have helped hundreds of people boost their confidence with cosmetic treatments like Kybella. Call us today to schedule an appointment at one of our four locations in Columbia, Irmo, Camden or Lexington, S.C. 

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