Whether it’s due to excess weight, genetics, or technology overuse, a double chin can make you feel self-conscious. To restore your natural jawline, Dr. Sarah Dolder of Greenwich Point Dermatology offers Kybella injections.
Approved by the FDA for double chin reduction, Kybella is a synthetic formulation of a naturally-occuring substance called deoxycholic acid that dissolves fat in the body. It’s a novel non-surgical treatment that requires little downtime.
Kybella treatments take less than 20 minutes and are relatively painless. Dr. Dolder injects a needle into the treatment area, targeting excess fat cells. Ice packs applied post-treatment can help minimize any discomfort and swelling.
Final results are seen 6-12 weeks later as the fat cells continue to die and be discarded by the body. The best reduction results are seen in 2-6 treatments.
Kybella Side Effects & Recovery
Patients can experience swelling and/or bruising in the treatment area for up to a week after each treatment, so it is best done two weeks prior to any event. Sensitivity in the area may linger for up to a month post-injection.