Written by Avery Samuels, Reviewed by Dr. Justin Harper, MD
Few things give away your age (or make you look older and heavier than you really are) more than a saggy double-chin. The tragic thing is that it can happen to people at any age—and, regardless of when that dreaded turkey-waddle appears, it feels impossible to get rid of.
In the past, people have turned to liposuction to restore that taut, defined jawline. Today, though, there’s Kybella.
Kybella has been turning heads in the cosmetic industry since it was introduced in 2015 by Allergan and, thanks to an endorsement from Khloe Kardashian, people are starting to recognize its quick and long-lasting benefits.
So, what’s so special about Kybella?
1. It’s non-surgical.
Say goodbye to going under the knife to get rid of that stubborn, saggy skin. Kybella is a series of injections that removes—that’s right, actually removes—fat cells from the targeted region.
Its formula uses deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring substance that aids in the body’s breakdown of fat, to target fat cells and destroy them so that they can no longer store or accumulate fat.
2. It’s quick.
Since Kybella is non-surgical, the biggest side-effect you might experience is a bit of swelling. No need to rest at home after a treatment––you can even head right back to work and no one will know the difference!
Each Kybella treatment takes less than half an hour, and most people only need 2 to 4 treatments, so you will start to see results almost immediately.
3. It’s long-lasting.
Because the fat cells are being removed, Kybella has the same long-lasting effects as liposuction, without the potential post-op risks and complications. After just a handful of treatments, those fat cells are gone for good.
While some of us keep our slender jawlines as we age, most of us aren’t so lucky. Thanks to Kybella, we can hide the effect of time—and gravity—on our skin, regardless of our age.
Curious? Learn more about Kybella today!