Kybella® is a prescription medicine that permanently dissolves unwanted fat below the chin. This injectable is likely a great treatment option if you have good skin quality. Your skin will be able to shrink over your slimmer chin and produce flattering results. You can test your skin elasticity by gently pinching the area and seeing if it springs back into place quickly.
If the skin on your lower face is already lax due to age, genetics, environmental, or lifestyle factors, removing excess fat could make the situation worse. That doesn’t mean Kybella causes loose skin. However, it can make sagging skin more obvious by taking away its support.
You might have loose skin if it holds its shape when pinched. In that case, it will probably take more than a series of Kybella injections to achieve the slim and defined jawline you desire.
It’s important to understand that Kybella is designed to address stubborn fat beneath the chin. This fat is referred to as a double chin or submental fullness. However, it’s not meant for skin tightening. And unlike treatments such as Procell™ MicroChanneling, it doesn’t boost collagen.
Which Treatment is Right for Me?
Many patients can achieve great results with Kybella injections alone. These patients tend to be younger and have little to no sagging skin. Meanwhile, patients with mild sagging might benefit from a combination approach. That means using Kybella alongside skin tightening treatments.
Finally, patients with significant sagging could see the most significant improvement through surgery. Facial procedures can often remove excess skin and fat for comprehensive results.
Come See Our Aesthetic Team
It can be difficult to determine the best way to achieve your goals without visiting a professional. Our experienced aesthetic team will provide personalized recommendations based on a thorough evaluation of your lower face. We look forward to helping you find the right treatment.