Innovations in non-surgical aesthetics have rapidly evolved over the last few decades. It’s now possible to sculpt and contour your jowls without going under the knife. The new generation of aesthetics requires little to no downtime and no time off work. All this with results that rival cosmetic surgery! This includes non-surgical injections of Kybella for the jowls and chin contouring. Keep reading to learn more!

What Are Jowls?

The jowls are the loose and sagging skin that forms below the jawline. There are a variety of factors that can contribute to increased sagging. This includes genetics, body fat, and the natural aging process.

Why Do I Have Jowls if I’m Thin?

Obesity is a contributing factor, but aging is the primary reason jowls form. As we age, collagen and elastin production slow, leading to skin laxity. Laxity is compounded by lost bone density as we age. And of course, the lifelong side effect of gravity. The end result is lost definition along the jawline.

Kybella injections are a targeted method of permanently dissolving fat cell pads. Even if you’re at a healthy body weight, these cells exacerbate skin sagging. With Kybella, skin laxity remains, but your jawline droops less as there are fewer cells weighing it down.

For those who are overweight, injecting Kybella eliminates excess fat. We dive into the science behind this revolutionary injection below, but let’s first explore the difference between jowls and a double chin.

What’s the Difference Between Jowls and a Double Chin

Often referred to interchangeably, the jowl is primarily skin, and a double chin is primarily subcutaneous fat. Like jowl drooping, fat cells can bulk up underneath the chin in those who aren’t overweight. Or in those who’ve only gained a minimal amount of weight. A double chin can form during pregnancy and remain post-pregnancy, even if you lose your baby weight. That said, the more body fat you have, the more likely you are to have a double chin.

Some struggle with both laxity and subcutaneous fat. Thankfully, you can use Kybella for the jowls and chin contouring.

Why Jowl and Chin Fat Are Challenging to Target?

The jowl and chin are notoriously resistant to traditional weight loss methods such as diet and exercise. Even if you successfully lose weight in other areas of the body, your chin fat may remain. Or if the definition in your face remains pronounced as you age, your jawline skin may sag. Regardless of weight or facial definition, your neckline may be an area you’re self-conscious about.

Although there are over 60 muscles in the face and neck, few workouts target these smaller muscle groups. Even with targeted jaw, face, and neck exercises, it’s challenging to eliminate fat in these areas.

Kybella can help!

How to Use Kybella For The Jowls?

Kybella is an FDA-approved aesthetic injection designed specifically for the jowls and double chin. It contains a synthetic form of the naturally occurring molecule deoxycholic acid. It targets, dissolves, and absorbs the fat cells in this targeted area.

The treatment consists of a series of 20 to 50 tiny injections per session. The number of injections varies by the size of the treatment area. Although the deoxycholic acid begins working immediately, it takes 4 to 6 weeks to see initial results. Expect 4 to 6 sessions to successfully remove your subcutaneous fat.

Each session takes about 20 minutes and sessions are spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart. To ensure comfort we apply a topical numbing cream. You won’t feel a thing!

The most common side effects are redness, mild pain, bruising, and swelling. These symptoms peak 24 to 72 hours post-injection. Swelling and sensitivity can last 2 to 3 weeks. You can return to most daily activities without delay, but nothing strenuous for 48 hours.

How Long Does Kybella Last?

The exciting thing about using Kybella for the jowls and double chin, is that the results are permanent. It dissolves most of the fat cells along the jawline and chin. Some fat cells remain, so if a substantial amount of weight is gained at any time post-treatment you may require more sessions.

Most patients enjoy lifelong results.

Looking For Kybella in Frisco, Texas?

If you live in or around Frisco, TX and want to learn more about dissolving double chin fat and eliminating your jowls—reach out to Rejuvenate!

If Kybella isn’t the right fit for you, we have a variety of non-surgical aesthetic treatments to explore. This might include combining multiple skin tightening treatments to deliver your desired results.