A double chin can often add years to your appearance and make you look heavier than you truly are. In many instances, a double chin can be minimized or eliminated by losing excess fat, but sometimes it can be difficult to get rid of your double chin regardless of how many different methods you try.
Kybella is a non-surgical treatment that may help you eliminate your double chin permanently without the downtime and recovery typically associated with a surgical cosmetic procedure like a facelift.
Here’s a closer look at potential ways to reduce a double chin, as well as where you can go to receive Kybella treatment.
What Causes a Double Chin?
A double chin can be caused by several factors, though excess weight is the most common cause. Excess weight will often cause an extra layer of fat to grow below the chin. When the skin under the chin becomes stretched, it may stay loose and begin to sag even after you lose excess weight.
A double chin can also develop naturally with age. As we grow older, our skin loses elasticity and is less likely to tighten and snap back into place—especially after we gain and lose excess weight. Sometimes a double chin is genetic, which means there may be nothing you can do to avoid or prevent a double chin.
Is There a Non-Invasive Treatment For Double Chin Removal?
Some people swear by exercises that can tone and tighten any loose, sagging skin under your chin. However, the evidence behind reducing a double chin using these exercises is purely anecdotal and not backed by science. Should you decide to try these exercises, keep in mind that they may not work for everyone.
Try doing neck stretches, which involve tilting your head back so that you are looking at the ceiling while pressing your tongue firmly against the roof of your mouth. Hold this position for 10 seconds, and do between 10 and 15 reps of this exercise daily.
You may also try placing a ball with a diameter of about nine to 10 inches under your chin and pressing your chin firmly down against the ball for a few seconds at a time. Do about 25 reps of this exercise every day.
In addition to doing daily chin exercises, try staying at a healthy weight by practicing proper nutrition and doing exercises that work your entire body. Eat a diet composed of whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, beans, poultry, fish, nuts, and seeds, and stay away from refined, processed foods high in sugar and fat. Do a combination of cardio and strength-training exercises to lose excess fat and build muscle. Over time, as you lose excess weight, your double chin may also gradually go away.
Is There a Permanent Way To Reduce a Double Chin?
In the event you cannot achieve fat reduction by exercising regularly and eating healthy foods, consider Kybella injections. Kybella is an injectable double chin treatment that can dissolve the fat in your chin to make it look tighter and smaller. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid—a naturally occurring substance that helps your body absorb fat.
Kybella treatments are usually administered in an outpatient setting at a wellness clinic or medical day spa. Appointments are relatively quick and result in minimal downtime compared with surgical skin rejuvenation treatments. Most of our patients need between three and six treatments spaced at least 30 days apart to see results, which are usually noticeable after two treatment sessions.
Kybella can effectively lift the skin under your chin and produce a smoother jawline in both men and women. Skin tightening results from Kybella last for up to several months and can be prolonged with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Does Kybella Have Side Effects?
Any side effects from Kybella are usually minor and go away within a few days following treatment. Potential side effects include swelling, bruising, redness, pain, numbness, and areas of hardness on or near the injection site. We can discuss all potential risks of Kybella during your initial consultation, as well as other cosmetic treatments that can help you meet your unique aesthetic goals.
Where Can I Find Kybella To Treat a Double Chin?
Dr. K Beauty in Las Vegas offers Kybella double chin treatment and many other anti-aging treatments that can enhance and rejuvenate your overall appearance. Contact us today at 725-215-7688 or schedule a consultation to learn more about whether you’re an ideal candidate for Kybella double chin removal.