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My Double Chin Won't Budge; Can You Help?

Sep 02, 2023
My Double Chin Won't Budge; Can You Help?
Are you ready to say goodbye to your double chin forever? Learn more about Kybella®, the only FDA-approved injectable that permanently destroys fat cells. Get the profile you’ve always wanted within six months.

If you’re dissatisfied with your profile, you aren’t alone. About 68% of Americans say they aren’t happy with their side view — mostly because of a double chin. 

Excess body weight is just one of the causes of a double chin, also called submental fullness. Genetics and aging can be a part of why you have a double chin, so regardless of how hard you work, you might not be able to lose your double chin. 

But don’t despair. We have great news for patients hoping to say goodbye for good to submental fullness: nonsurgical Kybella®. Kybella is a cosmetic injectable that helps destroy the fat cells under your chin and gives you a slimmer profile — no surgery required.

At Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek in Denver, Colorado, we offer the latest in safe and effective aesthetic services. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Adrienne Stewart and our team are excited to offer Kybella to our patients struggling with a double chin.

Take a moment to learn about Kybella, the only FDA-approved cosmetic injectable that successfully and effectively reduces the appearance of double chin fat, and say goodbye to submental fullness for good.

What causes excess fat under the chin?

Even when you’re at your ideal weight, a double chin can make you look older or overweight. And unfortunately, the stubborn fat located under your chin is one of the most difficult areas of fat to get rid of. 

Although being obese or overweight is a common cause of a double chin, there are other reasons for submental fullness. Genetics, the effects of aging and gravity, or loose/excess skin are among them.

Having a healthy diet and regular exercise routine may not be enough to budge your double chin. Fortunately, Kybella can help you get the profile you dream of. 

How does Kybella work?

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable cosmetic treatment specifically designed for adults. It aims to get rid of fat cells beneath the chin area. 

Deoxycholic acid is the active ingredient in the injectable. This molecule occurs naturally and helps break down and digest fat.

At Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek, Dr. Stewart administers Kybella directly into fat under your chin. Once injected, the deoxycholic acid works to eliminate and destroy excess fat cells in the area. Your body then naturally disposes of the treated fat cells with other cellular waste.

One of the biggest benefits of Kybella is that the eliminated fat cells don’t regenerate, making the results permanent, as long as you maintain a healthy weight. 

How many Kybella sessions do I need?

Before beginning, Dr. Stewart determines the number of injections you need and the exact injection sites under your chin. Through this evaluation of the submental fat and your personal aesthetic goals, she creates a Kybella treatment plan customized for your needs.

Lasting around 15-20 minutes, Kybella sessions are quick and scheduled about a month apart. The number of Kybella sessions you need depends on your submental fullness and your aesthetic goals. Most of our patients achieve their desired results after 2-6 treatment sessions. 

In other words, in six months or less, you could have the profile of your dreams.

Am I a candidate for Kybella?

If you’re at a healthy weight but still have submental fat that hasn’t responded to a change in diet or exercise, you’re probably a good candidate for Kybella. 

That being said, the only way to know for sure if Kybella is right for you is to schedule a consultation with an expert, like Dr. Stewart at Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek. 

Many adults with a double chin are good candidates, but Kybella is not a weight loss aid. If you’re struggling with your weight, you may not be the best candidate for Kybella.

Are you ready to say goodbye to your bothersome double chin? Request an appointment online now or call us at 303-529-1318 to schedule an appointment.