Tired of the dreaded double chin area affecting your social life? If you find yourself avoiding cameras because you’re embarrassed about the appearance of a double chin, there’s a better, non-surgical solution we can’t wait to tell you about.

But first, let’s step back and focus on what’s making you see double!

What Causes a Double Chin?

Believe it or not, weight gain is not the only reason a person can develop a double chin. In a recent blog post, we discussed skin laxity, and how over time, our bodies produce less collagen, the protein responsible for preventing sagging skin. In addition to skin laxity, genetics, and even our body’s posture can play a vital role in whether or not we develop a double chin later in life.

As you age, it’s more likely you’ll start to notice the onset of a double chin. What’s actually happening—in most cases—is your skin is beginning to sag and your chin is forming a wrinkle, giving the illusion of a double chin.

Can Exercise Get Rid of a Double Chin?

Through exercise is important in helping us maintain a healthy weight, working out may not be enough to remove the targeted fat tissue in your chin area. And although dieting or performing daily facial exercises to help strengthen muscles may reduce the appearance of a double chin, it may be time to try a more effective approach that gives you the lasting results you desire!

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA-approved cosmetic dermatology procedure that involves a series of small injections to permanently destroy fat cells surrounding your chin area. This non-surgical treatment option works by releasing synthetic deoxycholic acid, which helps naturally break down the buildup of dietary fats in your chin.

For optimal results, it’s recommended that patients receive 2-4 treatments, which are ideally spaced 6-8 weeks apart.

Does Kybella Treatment Hurt?

Before treatment, a skincare specialist will numb the targeted area to ensure you stay comfortable throughout the entire course of treatment. And depending on the size of the area, a typical procedure only lasts up to 30 minutes!

Does Kybella Treatment Cause Swelling?

Most patients experience swelling for a few days to one week after treatment, so it’s recommended that you schedule this procedure during a time that doesn’t interfere with your work or social calendar.

How Can I Get A Kybella Treatment?

At Pinnacle Dermatology, we offer patients a diverse selection of advanced cosmetic dermatology services to help you achieve your desired skincare goals and feel confident about the way you look. If you’re curious about Kybella and whether this highly effective treatment is right for you, we invite you to schedule a free consultation to meet with our skincare specialists. At your appointment, we’ll work with you to design a personalized treatment plan to fit your lifestyle and goals. To learn more about Kybella or schedule an appointment, contact our Spa M.D. in Edina at 952-435-6565!

  • February 27, 2019