One of the most difficult cosmetic issues to treat is a double chin. No matter how thin or healthy an individual might be, they can still struggle with extra fat just below the chin. Kybella® is a revolutionary new product that was specifically designed to treat this unique condition. This fat-melting injectable treatment could improve your jawline and make you look years younger. The History of Kybella® After a series of clinical trials were carried out over the course of a decade, the FDA approved Kybella® as a treatment for double chins. It was the very first FDA-approved treatment option for this cosmetic condition, and it quickly became one of the most popular injectable procedures in the world. The injections are made from a substance that our bodies naturally produce called deoxycholic acid. Stomachs and intestines produce this type of acid to break down the fatty foods that we consume. When it is concentrated, it can be used to spot treat fat just under the chin. Understanding Your Treatment Sessions Unlike many other injectable treatments, most patients require multiple sessions for optimal results. Following your appointment, there is virtually no downtime, making the treatments extremely convenient for people with busy schedules and lifestyles. Eventually, you should begin to notice some changes to your jawline. Most patients don’t see any major results until repeat appointments, but that depends on the amount of fat under the chin. What About Over-the-Counter Treatments? The vast majority of over-the-counter treatments will do nothing to help a double chin. While some of them will gently tone the skin for a short period of time, the results rarely last for more than a few days. Once your body becomes used to those products, they will no longer work at all. The Ideal Kybella® Candidate These injections are a great option for anyone who is close to their ideal weight, but still struggling with a double chin. It is also popular among patients who are tired of having a rounded jawline or weak chin. During your initial consultation with our team at Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery, you will learn more about this treatment. Located in Bethesda, we happily serve clients in the Washington, DC and surrounding areas with a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for Kybella®!

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