Reduce a Double Chin, Refine Your Jawline and Face Each Day with Confidence

You take care of yourself by eating well and exercising regularly, and your body reflects your hard work—except for that stubborn double chin. This persistent issue is often due to genetics, which makes it incredibly difficult to eliminate through diet and exercise alone. Fortunately, you can achieve a more chiseled, defined jawline with Kybella® treatments at our Fort Worth med spa.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an injectable medication specifically designed to dissolve fat cells under the chin. After Kybella treatment, the treated area gradually slims as your body metabolizes the affected fat cells. A series of 4 to 6 treatments can significantly improve your profile and reveal a stronger, better-defined jawline with little to no downtime.

Can Men Get Kybella for a Double Chin?

Absolutely! Kybella injections are popular among both men and women at Aesthetic Envy Med Spa for non-surgically treating a double chin without any downtime or discomfort. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Kybella injections permanently destroy excess fat cells with minimal recovery time. These treatments are safe and FDA-approved for non-surgical fat reduction in the submental area (double chin) and can also be used “off-label” to remove fat deposits in other areas, such as the abdomen.

Benefits of Kybella Treatments

  • Non-Invasive:Avoid the long downtime and recovery time associated with plastic surgery and liposuction.
  • Effective:Permanently destroys excess fat cells.
  • Safe:FDA-approved for submental fat reduction.
  • Minimal Downtime:Return to your daily activities with little to no recovery time.

Treatment Process

Through a series of injections spaced one month apart, Kybella can:

  • Shape the jawline
  • Minimize a double-chin
  • Improve contouring of the jaw and neck area
  • Enhance chin profile

Why Do Men Love Kybella Treatment?

In today’s social media-driven world, men are increasingly conscious of their appearance. Whether on Instagram, TikTok, or Facebook, many men are concerned about their double chins and desire an improved profile and jawline. Kybella treatment addresses these concerns effectively.

The Appeal of Kybella for Men

Treating the double chin with Kybella can lead to several benefits that men particularly appreciate:

  • Improved Comfort:Many male patients report feeling more comfortable with their shirt collars post-treatment, allowing them to wear tailored shirts and ties with ease.
  • Enhanced Professional Appearance:In the workplace, men face pressure to look youthful, similar to women. Kybella helps achieve a more youthful, confident appearance.
  • Changing Perceptions:The stigma around men undergoing cosmetic procedures has significantly decreased. More men are now opting for treatments like Botox, Juvederm, laser rejuvenation, and body contouring.

For many men, the double chin is one of the first areas where they notice signs of aging. This stubborn fat can make a man appear older. Fortunately, with as few as three to four Kybella treatments, these fat cells can be permanently destroyed, resulting in a younger appearance. Unlike diet and exercise, which may not effectively target submental fat, Kybella offers a reliable solution

How Does Kybella Work?

Kybella contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps break down dietary fat. When injected into the double chin area, Kybella breaks down fat cells, which are then naturally metabolized and excreted by the body. Visible results typically appear after two to four treatment sessions, spaced four to six weeks apart. Full cosmetic results are usually observed three to six weeks after the final injection.

How Much Fat Does Kybella Remove?

Each Kybella treatment session can remove approximately 25% of fat cells in the treated area. Once destroyed, these fat cells are permanently removed, resulting in long-lasting results as long as you maintain your target weight. The gradual fat metabolism also minimizes the risk of developing skin laxity in the treated area.

Who is a Good Candidate for Kybella Injections?

A good candidate for Kybella is a healthy individual over the age of 21 who is at or near their goal weight and seeks a non-invasive cosmetic treatment to remove stubborn fat without undergoing plastic surgery. Each Kybella session takes about 15 minutes, with minimal downtime. Post-treatment, patients can expect:

  • A more defined jawline and chin profile
  • A contoured neck and jaw
  • Reduced signs of aging

How is Kybella Different for Males than Females?

Male patients often have larger necks and more submental fat compared to females. Consequently, they may require higher doses of Kybella and additional treatment sessions. Additionally, men might experience more skin laxity and may benefit from combining Kybella injections with procedures like Thermage laser for skin tightening. Many men are genetically predisposed to accumulate fat under the chin, making Kybella an ideal solution for treating this area. This safe and effective treatment can help men feel more confident about their appearance.

What to Expect After the First Kybella Treatment

After the first Kybella treatment, it is common to experience some minor swelling as the treatment takes effect. The active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, triggers an enzymatic reaction that dissolves the fat cell membranes, leading to swelling. This swelling is typically most severe after the first session and becomes less pronounced with subsequent treatments. For most patients, swelling subsides within five to seven days.

To manage swelling, patients should:

  • Sleep with their head elevated.
  • Apply an ice compress to the treatment area (ensure the ice is not applied directly to the skin).
  • Take over-the-counter antihistamines like Cetirizine the day before and the day after the procedure.
  • Oral steroids like Medrol can reduce inflammation and swelling.

Side Effects of Kybella

The side effects of Kybella are generally mild and temporary. For five to seven days post-procedure, patients may experience:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Soreness
  • Redness around the injection site

These symptoms usually resolve on their own. Rare but serious side effects can include:

  • Hair loss at or near the injection site
  • Infection
  • Nerve injury in the jaw, leading to an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, or trouble swallowing (dysphagia)

In order to minimize risks, it’s crucial to seek treatment from an experienced injector. Inexperienced injectors are more likely to cause temporary submandibular nerve damage if the injections are not administered correctly.

Duration of Kybella Swelling

Swelling is the most common temporary side effect of Kybella injections, and its severity typically correlates with the amount of fat being treated. The swelling results from the enzymatic reaction where deoxycholic acid dissolves the fat cells. It is usually at its worst during the first few days after the injections and can last up to two weeks. The inflammation improves gradually, which is why Kybella treatments are scheduled about one month apart. Swelling is an expected and normal part of the Kybella treatment process.

Is Kybella Permanent?

Yes, Kybella provides a permanent solution for eliminating fat cells in the treatment area. The deoxycholic acid in the injection destroys fat cells under the chin, effectively reducing the appearance of a double chin and contouring the jawline. While Kybella is best for patients who are at or near their target weight, it does not prevent future fat accumulation if significant weight is gained. If submental fat returns, additional Kybella treatments can be administered.

Why We Prefer Kybella for Non-Surgical Jawline Contouring

Kybella stands out for its convenience, aesthetic results, and long-lasting effectiveness. Here’s why we recommend Kybella at Aesthetic Envy in Fort Worth:

  • Quick Treatments:Sessions take about 15 minutes with minimal downtime.
  • Permanent Results:Kybella permanently destroys fat cells, preventing regrowth.
  • Versatility:It can treat both small and larger fat deposits, allowing for detailed contouring of the chin and jawline.
  • Skin Firming:Kybella can also help firm the skin in the treated area, enhancing overall results.
  • Visible Improvements:You’ll see noticeable improvements after the first treatment, with full results within six months.
  • Surgical Alternative:Kybella can eliminate the need for chin liposuction surgery.

What Does a Kybella Treatment Involve?

At Aesthetic Envy, each Kybella treatment starts with a personal consultation to discuss your goals. If Kybella is right for you, the procedure will be performed in a comfortable, private treatment room.

  • Injection Process:Kybella is injected directly into the fat pad under the chin using a very thin, short needle. Our experienced providers strategically select injection sites based on your facial contours, marking these sites before treatment.
  • Anesthesia:A mild local or topical anesthetic is used to ensure your comfort during the injections.

Is Kybella Right for Me?

Kybella is a great option for individuals in good health who are concerned about excess fat beneath the chin. While Kybella can also provide some skin tightening effects, it may not address significant skin laxity, such as a “turkey waddle” or loose jowls. For those concerns, a neck lift or other skin tightening treatments might be more appropriate.

Is Kybella Safe? What Are the Side Effects?

Kybella is FDA-approved and has been proven safe and effective in clinical studies involving over 1,600 patients. Common side effects include temporary swelling, bruising, redness, or sensitivity at the injection site. Some patients may experience a hard or lumpy texture for a short time post-treatment, but these effects typically subside within a week or two.

Learn How Kybella Can Improve Your Profile

Don’t let a bothersome double chin affect your confidence. Explore your options with Kybella at Aesthetic Envy and discover how this treatment can help you achieve a more defined, youthful profile. Contact us today for a consultation!

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