I Have Loose Hanging Chin Skin. Can KYBELLA® Still Work for Me?
If you have loose, hanging chin skin, you may feel self-conscious about your appearance. Fortunately, there are several cosmetic treatments available that can help to tighten the skin and contour the chin. One of these treatments is called KYBELLA.
At SkinSational MedSpa in El Paso, TX, our experienced team of aesthetic injectors helps you reduce the appearance of a double chin with this nonsurgical injectable treatment.
Keep reading to find out how KYBELLA can help you contour your chin.
What is KYBELLA?
KYBELLA is FDA-approved for the treatment of submental fat, or the fat beneath the chin.
It works by injecting a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body, and aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the submental fat, KYBELLA breaks down the fat cells, which are then metabolized and removed by the body.
What can I expect from KYBELLA treatment?
KYBELLA treatment involves a series of injections into the submental fat beneath the chin. Your injector will numb the area with a local anesthetic or ice pack to minimize discomfort during the injections.
After the injections, you may experience some swelling, bruising, or redness in the treated area. This is normal and should subside within a few days. You can apply ice packs or a cold compress to the area to help reduce any swelling or discomfort.
It's important to follow your provider's post-treatment instructions carefully to ensure the best results possible. You may be advised to avoid strenuous activity, alcohol consumption, and certain medications for a few days after the treatment. You should also avoid touching or rubbing the treated area, as this can interfere with the healing process.
Over time, the KYBELLA injections will break down the fat cells in the submental area, which will then be removed by the body. You should start to see a reduction in your submental fat and an improvement in the appearance of your chin over the course of several weeks or months.
Does KYBELLA address loose hanging skin on the chin?
The answer is that it depends on the severity of your skin laxity and your individual goals. KYBELLA treats the fat under the chin that can't be targeted with diet and exercise. This can appear to hang down and cause a "double chin."
While KYBELLA is effective at reducing this submental fat, it may not be able to address loose, hanging chin skin on its own. If you've lost weight and excess skin remains, you may need additional treatments to tighten the skin and improve the overall appearance of the chin.
The aesthetic injectors at SkinSational MedSpa will be able to guide you toward the ideal treatment for you.
Some patients only require one treatment to get their desired result, while others may need a few treatments spaced 3 – 4 weeks apart.
How can KYBELLA be combined with other treatments to treat loose skin under the chin?
One option is to combine KYBELLA with skin tightening treatments, such as radiofrequency. These treatments work by stimulating collagen production and tightening the skin, which can help to improve the overall appearance of the chin and reduce the appearance of loose hanging skin.
Another option is to consider a nonsurgical chin lift using injectable fillers to contour the chin and jawline. This can help to improve the appearance of loose hanging skin and create a more youthful, defined look.
Slim your chin with KYBELLA in El Paso, TX
It's vital to have realistic expectations for what KYBELLA and other treatments can achieve. While they can improve the appearance of loose hanging chin skin, they may not be able to remove it.
Schedule a consultation with one of the expert injectors on the SkinSational MedSpa team in El Paso, TX today to discuss your individual goals and expectations and to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs.