If the area beneath your chin is fuller than you’d like it to be, you’ve probably tried the traditional route of diet and exercise to diminish that tissue. Unfortunately, though, taking the traditional route doesn’t always work for improving the appearance of a so-called “double chin.”


For the most part, your genetics dictate how much adipose tissue accumulates in that area, which means even if you’re in great shape, you might still struggle with stubborn fat beneath your chin. If it really bothers you, a unique cosmetic injectable, Kybella, can work wonders.


If you’re tired of living with too much chin, read on to learn what you need to know about Kybella to determine whether it’s right for you.


How Does Kybella Work to Get Rid of Chin Fat?

Kybella’s primary active ingredient is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid. In its naturally occurring form, this acid is a bile salt that exists within the human digestive tract.


Bile salts are what help your body break down dietary fat, and they do so by destroying the fat cells’ outer membranes. Once the membrane is no longer intact, the fat cell releases its contents and your body breaks them down and eliminates them. Kybells works the same way.


When you receive a Kybella treatment, your practitioner injects the substance into the area beneath your chin. The deoxycholic acid then works to dissolve the outer membranes of the fat cells beneath your chin. Your body proceeds to break down the contents of those cells and eliminates the byproducts through your lymphatic system as waste.


How Long Does Kybella Last?

Since Kybella literally destroys the fat cells beneath your chin, your results will last indefinitely. Because those cells can no longer accumulate or store fat, you’ll enjoy a more sculpted, trim chin for years.


That said, you should know you likely won’t get the results you’re looking for with a single treatment. Generally speaking, most people require two to six treatments to achieve their desired aesthetic. It takes approximately four to six weeks for the deoxycholic acid to break down, so you can schedule your sessions about one month apart.


Does Kybella Have Any Side Effects?

Yes. Like all cosmetic procedures, Kybella has the potential for side effects, but whether you’ll experience them is difficult to say. Before you can receive the injections, you’ll need to have a consultation with your provider to determine if you’re a candidate for treatment. If you are, some of the most common side effects you may experience include:


●        Redness and swelling at the injection site

●        Hardness in the treatment area

●        Numbness, tingling, or pain at the injection site

●        Warmth, burning, or itching at the injection site


Other less common side effects include nerve injury at the injection site, facial muscle weakness, trouble swallowing, bruising, and drainage from the treatment area. These side effects are rare but they are serious. Your provider will fill you in on what to expect, as well as potential risks of treatment during your consultation.


Curious About Kybella? Schedule a Free Consultation Today

If you don’t love the appearance of the area under your chin, you don’t have to live with it. Get in touch with our team at Arijai Aesthetics to schedule a free Kybella consultation today! You can give us a call at our Burnsville, MN office at (952) 435-0605 to learn more or send us a message with your questions, and we’ll be in touch!