Tips for Retaining a Slim Chin After Kybella

A double chin (or “submental fullness”, as it’s officially called) is an aesthetic concern that we see frequently at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness. Thankfully, we can effectively treat it with Kybella, an injectable that slims and contours the chin by breaking down excess fat cells. 

Kybella injections permanently destroy existing fat while preventing future fat accumulation in the chin and neck. However, to maintain your results in the long term, it’s important to keep a few habits in mind.

Read on to learn how to retain your slim chin after Kybella.  

How Does Kybella Work? 

The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid. This substance exists naturally in the body to break down and absorb fat. When it’s injected into the chin, it eradicates existing fat cells, which the body will naturally process and remove over a few weeks. By reducing the total number of fat cells in the treatment area, Kybella also limits future fat storage. 

Kybella is non-surgical, requires little to no downtime, and has been proven effective for treating submental fullness. 

How to Maintain Kybella Results

Kybella has the potential to be a permanent treatment after two to six sessions in a six-month period. However, over time, unhealthy lifestyle habits can compromise your results. 

To ensure that your Kybella results are permanent, consider implementing the following tips:

  • Maintain a regular exercise routine to help with weight management. Exercise provides a host of other health benefits, from better sleep to improved mood to a lower risk of chronic illness. 
  • Eat a balanced diet that’s rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins. This can help you avoid unwanted weight gain that might affect the chin and neck. 
  • Limit alcohol intake, as alcohol is dehydrating and can contribute to weight fluctuations. 

To learn more about Kybella and its benefits as a double chin treatment, schedule an appointment at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness today!