Does this work on the "jowl" area ? I don't mind my chin that much.
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Treatments for Jowls vs. Kybella Treatment for Double Chin
Alternatively, Kybella injection targets fat under the chin. The main reason that Kybella is contraindicated (not allowed) for injection into the jowl area is because there is an important nerve that could be affected. If Kybella is injected anywhere near the jowl area, there is a risk of temporary facial nerve weakness that could last over one month. Facial nerve weakness causes the face to droop, similar to what may be observed following a stroke. Kybella is extremely safe when injected according to protocol, under the chin ONLY. Please be sure to visit a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon when considering facial filler injections or Kybella treatment.
Thank you for your question. Kybella is only FDA approve for reduction of fat under the chin (submental fat). It has not been tested for the safety of off label uses. Therefore, I would not recommend using for other parts of the body. There are other treatments that would work better for the use of the jowl area such as, Coolsculpting. I recommend having a consultation with an expert injector to determine the best treatment plan for you. Best of Luck!
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Liposuction typically reduces 50% of fat in one session. RF treatments like Velashape and Thermitight plus Deoxycholic Acid the main ingredient of Kybella can result in somewhat more than 15% reduction in the amount of double chin fat with three to five sessions. Most non-invasive treatments are not proven to be safe nor FDA approved for treatment of the jawline/jowls.
The most dramatic results in the neck are achieved with a laser/liposuction with Precision tx or Smartlipo; results noticeable at ten days.
Patients should do the math (all these treatments cost nearly the same) and go for what is in their best interest and most reliable. No treatments are guaranteed; legitimate physicians should not promise results. Each option has the possiblity of side effects.
Please use this information when consulting in person with an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. They will be most capable of advising what is best for you.
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Kybella | Jowls
Kybella is FDA approved for the treatment of submental fat only. Using it off label is risky and could cause damage to other structures in the body. There are many treatments available for the treatment of jowls.
To be sure, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment for jowls.