A double chin can make you self-conscious about your appearance, but you don’t have to hide it forever or undergo surgery. KYBELLA® from The Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center is the only FDA-approved treatment for fat under the chin, often called submental fullness. While not a serious issue, submental fullness can cause an unbalanced, heavier look. When you consider this double chin treatment, you may have some questions. Here are some common questions about KYBELLA®.
How Does KYBELLA® Work?
KYBELLA® works by injecting deoxycholic acid into the area to kill fat cells. Deoxycholic acid occurs naturally in the body and helps the body absorb dietary fat. Once the substance destroys the cells, they cannot rejuvenate.
The sessions should not take more than 20 minutes, and a second treatment is often suggested to enhance the results of the first injection. More treatments spaced six weeks apart could be needed depending on the amount of fat in the area.
What Causes Submental Fullness?
Aging is the main cause of fullness under the chin. As the body ages, the skin loses elasticity, which causes sagging skin in the chin area. Your chances of submental fullness are higher if it runs in your family or if you have poor posture.
Weight gain does not always increase the risk of a double chin, but eating a diet high in calories and processed foods contributes to gaining weight. Health conditions that cause lymph node swelling, such as thyroid condition and chronic sinusitis, can cause a double chin.
What Results Should I Expect after Treatment?
Around 80% of clients expressed satisfaction with the double chin removal treatment compared to 34% of clients given placebos. They saw visual improvements as well as emotional improvements when surveyed about their happiness levels.
You may notice improvements after two to four sessions, but the best results commonly occur after multiple sessions. Since the results are permanent as mentioned, the double chin should not return as long as you keep weight off and follow a post-treatment plan.
Who Is a Candidate?
The ideal KYBELLA® candidate is not seriously overweight, but they have moderate chin fat that can’t be removed by diet and exercise. You should understand it is not a substitute for a weight loss plan and there is likely to be more than one session.
You should not be pregnant, breastfeeding, or have conditions that make swallowing difficult. Previous cosmetic surgery in the neck or face area or planning surgery in these areas may disqualify you.
KYBELLA® improves your appearance without requiring a more invasive treatment. Visit The Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center in Williamsville, NY to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

Back to Blog

Book a Consultation

Treat yourself to a beautiful appearance and the self-confidence to match.

Book Now
Contact us media
Accessibility: If you are vision-impaired or have some other impairment covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to using this website, please contact our Accessibility Manager at 716-764-9784.