Kybella® Injections in Clark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Kearny, Kenilworth, South Plainfield, Staten Island, Teaneck, and West New York.
Excess fat under the chin can accumulate so subtly over the years that our patients are sometimes surprised by what seems like the sudden appearance of a double chin. The most common concerns are how to change the look of a double chin for a more slender and youthful face, as well as a flawless look in photographs. Patients also feel as though their fitness efforts fall short in affecting this area, and this treatment can work as a motivational tool for them to stay on track with their fitness goals.
At Metropolitan Dermatology, our patients are always looking for the best option to reduce unwanted fat in all areas of the body, but under the chin is one of the most requested. Using a special injectable formula—Kybella—patients can target groups of fat cells occupying loose skin under the chin without pain or downtime. Kybella is the only FDA-approved product able to create or restore slim jawlines, and contour the submental area for a more youthful and balanced appearance.
Why does fat accumulate under the chin?
There’s no simple explanation for submental fat accumulation, since it all depends on the patient’s specific body type and the way their body distributes and processes fat. Some of the main reasons for developing a double chin are:
- Predisposition to fat in the chin area due to genetics
- Inconsistencies in weight loss and gain
- Weak skin allowing fat to sit under the chin due to the effects of aging
Some patients find that losing weight can address the problem of extra fat under the chin. Others find that even with weight loss, they continue to see loose skin and pockets of fat in the area, causing facial imbalance.
As the skin becomes weakened with age, the combination of reduced elastin and collagen fibers and the increase in the space between muscle tissues allows fat cells to take over the area. Unfortunately, fat weighs on the skin and will cause sagging, which can make patients look overweight or older than their age. Kybella focuses on these unwanted fat cells, reducing the appearance of the double chin so patients can reach their fitness goals and look in the mirror with increased confidence.
How does Kybella work?
To target these fat cells that create the appearance of a heavier profile, Kybella’s deoxycholic acid formula causes the cell membrane to break down and release fat molecules to be consumed and excreted by the body over time. During the injection treatment, the area under the chin is numbed with a topical cream and injected anywhere from 20 to 50 times as needed. Each Kybella injection session takes under twenty minutes to administer, and the frequency of these sessions will depend on how much submental fat patients want to be reduced—up to six injection sessions that are four weeks apart. After the final treatment session, patients notice a change as the profile becomes lean and contoured, leaving them with their desired appearance.
Start Kybella injections today to erase your double chin by calling any of our nine Metropolitan Dermatology locations.