Fat around the jowls, an area along the jawline, is extremely hard to get rid of through diet and exercise. It is a result of age, genetics, and weight, and can add years to the face. As we age, our facial tissue begins to sag and can form fatty pockets on the sides of the chin and along the jaw. As skin descends downward on the face, your face begins to look wider. The only way to remove fat on the face and jaw used to be through surgery – typically Liposuction or through a Facelift.
Kybella® is an injection that destroys fat cells and increases collagen production, reducing fat around the jowl area. Most facial injections and dermal fillers are used to add volume back into the face, not remove it. But Kybella® is made up of deoxycholic acid, a natural substance that breaks down fat cells and shrinks fat pockets. This is the same substance our body uses to break down dietary fat.
In addition to slimming the jawline, Kybella® can also reduce a double chin. With minimal downtime, no loose skin, and an increase in skin firmness, Kybella® is a fantastic way to chisel the jawline and shave fat (and years!) off your face.
Many patients find that with a few series of injections, usually two to four, they can experience a younger, more contoured looking face and jaw. Most patients experience some swelling the first week after their injection with low risk of other side effects.
To learn more about Kybella®, or to schedule your consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call our Beverly Hills office at (310) 860-8915, or our Pasadena office at (626) 537-3737.