Kybella Specialist

Bombshell Aesthetics

MedSpa located in Hayward, CA

If you avoid the view of your side profile at all costs because of a double chin, you’re not alone. Even if you’re far from being overweight, you might accumulate fat in the area because of genetics or gravity. At Bombshell Aesthetics in Hayward, California, Jade Jackson and her team treat double chins with Kybella® fat-eliminating injections. To consult with the team about Kybella for your chin fat, call Bombshell Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.

Kybella Q & A

What is Kybella?

Kybella is a cosmetic injectable, unlike any others on the market. It’s not a dermal filler, and it doesn’t affect muscle activity like Botox® and other botulinum toxin injectables. Instead, it reduces the fat cells below your chin to contour and refines your jawline. 

During a Kybella injection appointment at Bombshell Aesthetics, your provider carefully delivers multiple injections of the drug into the area beneath your chin. Depending on the starting size of your double chin and your treatment goals, the team might recommend that you come in for up to six appointments in total, with at least a month of healing time between each of them, in order to get the side profile that you want.

How does Kybella work?

The key to Kybella’s fat-eliminating abilities lies in its active ingredient, a compound called deoxycholic acid. You can find deoxycholic acid in your digestive system in the bile which aids in breaking apart and digesting the fat in the food you eat. The deoxycholic acid in Kybella is a synthetic form.

After injections, Kybella works to target and break apart the fat cells beneath your chin so that they permanently stop holding fat. Over the course of several weeks after each round of injections, your body naturally breaks down and removes the dead fat cells. As long as you don’t gain an excessive amount of weight in the future, your sleek new profile is permanent.

How long does it take to recover after Kybella injections?

As a minimally invasive procedure, Kybella doesn’t require a lot of downtime for rest and recovery. The skin on your chin might swell, bruise, or feel stiff temporarily after the injections, but this is completely normal. It’s up to you whether or not you take time off work because of your side effects. To help speed your recovery, the team at Bombshell Aesthetics may recommend that you:

  • Apply ice or cold packs to your chin
  • Use a warm compress several days after your injections
  • Use a chin strap
  • Massage the area
  • Use over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling

You can expect to see a difference in the size of your double chin about 12 weeks after your first round of injections or after two rounds of injections. You see the full effect about six months after you begin treatment.

To find out if you’re a candidate for Kybella injections for your double chin, call Bombshell Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.