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Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that eliminates fat cells beneath the chin to create a more defined facial profile. This popular alternative to plastic surgery reduces the appearance of a double chin to create a more youthful, attractive appearance. If you suffer from a double chin, contact us today to arrange a free skin consultation and learn more about Kybella in Westminster.

Understanding the Kybella Procedure

Kybella is identical to deoxycholic acid, a molecule produced naturally in your body to aid in the breakdown and absorption of fat. When injected into your fat tissues, Kybella eliminates the fat cell membrane. Once those fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer store fat.

Kybella is injected directly into the fat beneath your chin. These simple treatments generally last approximately 15 minutes. Typically, several treatments are needed to achieve your desired result.


If you feel self-conscious about your double chin, there’s no better time to transform your profile and improve your confidence. Kybella offers a number of benefits, including:

  • Firm definition restored to the neck and chin
  • Results come quickly, within weeks
  • No anesthesia necessary
  • Does not require surgery or liposuction
  • Quick lunchtime treatment
  • Safe, effective, and approved by the FDA

For FDA approval, Kybella was used in clinical trials to determine its safety and effectiveness. In two trials with over 1,000 participants, Kybella resulted in reductions in submental fat more frequently than patients receiving a placebo. Kybella is only FDA-approved for the treatment of submental fat. The formula is not recommended for use in other treatment areas.

Possible Side Effects

As with any injectable treatment, you may experience some redness, pain, swelling, numbness, and bruising at the injection sites. However, these minor side effects typically subside within one to two weeks of the treatment.

For some patients, swelling could persist for one month after treatment. In rare cases, severe side effects may include difficulty swallowing, facial muscle weakness, and nerve injury in the jaw.

Our aesthetic team has years of experience with Kybella double chin treatments. Having the procedure performed by a trained professional significantly decreases the chances of developing severe side effects.

Are You a Good Candidate for Kybella?

Most healthy patients who are unhappy with the appearance of a double chin caused by moderate-to-severe fat deposits below the chin are good candidates for Kybella. However, you should not receive Kybella injections if you have an infection in the treatment area or certain other medical conditions.

Kybella is a quick, non-surgical treatment with no downtime that can be performed during your lunch hour. You may be a good candidate for Kybella if you:

  • Want an effective alternative to surgery or liposuction to correct a double chin
  • Feel that your double chin makes you look heavier and older than you actually are
  • Are self-conscious, embarrassed, or unhappy about submental fullness
  • Exercise and eat well but still have stubborn deposits of fat under the chin

During your consultation at our Westminster office, you will discuss your medical history, overall health, and readiness to receive Kybella injections.

Recovery and Results After a Double Chin Treatment

The results of your Kybella injections will become noticeable between four and six weeks after the first treatment session. After two treatments, results become significantly more apparent for most patients. Your specific facial features, amount of fat, distribution of fat, and aesthetic goals will impact how quickly you will see results.

Swelling at the injection sites is an expected side effect and is an indication that Kybella is working. Most patients resume normal activities within days after a treatment session.

Healing After a Treatment

Because your chin will most likely swell after Kybella injections, it is essential to ice the area to minimize pain and inflammation. On the day of treatment, it is important to remain upright throughout the day and have the head elevated when sleeping the night after. Avoid rigorous exercise, excess heat exposure, steam rooms, and saunas for a few days after treatment to minimize the risk of infections.

Does Fat Come Back After the Procedure?

As with any fat-removing treatment, the results are a permanent removal of the targeted fat cells. Kybella injections ensure the treated fat cells are dead and cannot store additional fat. However, the formation of new fat cells underneath the chin due to significant weight gain may reverse the effects of the treatment.

If new fat forms underneath the chin from weight gain, it will most likely be minimal due to the reduced number of fat cells in the area. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and exercising regularly could help your preserve your results.

Why is Kybella Better Than Other Double Chin Treatments?

Kybella is a minimally-invasive double chin treatment that requires little recovery time and few treatment sessions. The traditional fat removal method, liposuction, is effective but requires invasive techniques and a lengthy recovery period. Further, liposuction could result in uneven removal of fat, resulting in dimpled and loose skin.

Kybella injections ensure an even distribution of fat removal for the best possible results. Additionally, since it is noninvasive, the risks and recovery time are dramatically reduced compared to surgical methods.

Body sculpting is another minimally invasive option, but this method is best for targeting more extensive areas of excess body fat. Kybella injections are more precise, which is better for eliminating fat beneath the chin.

Schedule Your Kybella Consultation in Westminster Today

If you live in Westminster or a nearby area in Colorado and would like to learn more about Kybella double chin treatment, contact our friendly office today to schedule a confidential consultation. Our team at Artemis Aesthetic Center can help you understand the benefits of getting Kybella in Westminster.

Contact Artemis Vein & Aesthetic Center Today

If you require vein or aesthetic treatments, contact Artemis Vein & Aesthetic Center today online or at (720) 664-5831 and one of our team members will gladly assist you in scheduling an appointment or consultation. We proudly serve the Westminster, Broomfield and Louisville areas of Colorado.

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