Kybella is a specialized injectable serum used to treat the appearance of a double chin. It was formulated specifically for treating the area below the jawline that is often affected as we age and the skin there begins to lose its tight structure.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is a liquid injection made up primarily of deoxycholic acid. This particular acid effectively melts and reabsorbs fat cells, allowing your body to flush them away on its own. As this happens, your body begins to produce collagen, which is tasked with tightening up the skin and restoring its elasticity. 

Where can Kybella be Used?

Kybella is to be used in the area below the jawline only. It is a very specialized treatment by nature. Prior to the invention of Kybella, the only other option for treating a double chin involved surgery, a prospect which was often daunting for many patients. 

How Does Kybella Work?

Your doctor will inject small amounts of the Kybella formula around the chin and jaw line. The injections themselves only take 20 to 30 minutes. After that, it will take your body several weeks to begin absorbing the fat cells and removing them. Your natural collagen growth will take over to restore the skin's texture and tightness. The process is fairly painless, but your doctor may recommend several courses of treatment as your results begin to show. This allows for a more refined appearance and spot treatment of areas that are do not evenly melt away the first time. 

Who is a Good Candidate for Kybella?

Patients who have lost skin elasticity due to natural aging processes are good candidates for Kybella. In addition, anyone who has gained or lost a significant amount of weight and is left with a double chin can use Kybella along with their other weight-loss efforts since the area is hard to exercise effectively. 

What are the Benefits of Kybella?

Kybella is especially effective at treating the chin area while many other treatments are not suitable for this region. In addition, Kybella works even when diet and exercise have not been sufficient to shed weight in this area. It can provide the finishing touches to an already successful weight-loss journey. It can also be administered in several stages to get very precise results long-term. 

For more information about all of the anti-aging and facial treatments available from Vanguard Plastic Surgery, contact us today. Our specialists are available to schedule a consultation to explore your needs and which treatments might be best for you. This guide should give you a good idea of what options you have, and how your doctor might use them together or separately to give you younger-looking skin today.