Liposuction and a winning ticket from the genetic lottery may no longer be required for a sculpted, supermodel jawline. Kybella, a non-surgical injectable treatment for chin and neck fat that uses deoxycholic acid, a molecule that breaks down fat in our bodies, can help us get that clean, sharp jawline we have always wanted. Hate the way your chin and neck look in pictures? Want to know if Kybella can help you? Let’s learn a little more about it.

Take your index finger and thumb, and gently pinch the skin under your chin. If your fingers meet, or if you can feel your fingertips pressing on one another through the skin, then there is probably not enough fat there to make Kybella a good choice for you. But if you have at least half an inch of distance between your fingers, then Kybella can dissolve your double chin and give you a clean jawline.

If you have more than an ‘inch of pinch’, you may need more than the normal 3 treatments – sometimes up to 6 – but Kybella can still work for you. That might sound like hours of pin-prickly pain, but the treatment is actually quicker than a manicure, at about 15-20 minutes per session.

Unlike Botox, which yields results that last for 3-4 months, Kybella results are noticeable at 4 to 6 weeks and are permanent, meaning no touch-ups, and no regular maintenance. As for side effects, expect swelling and bruising that start to fade within three days of treatment.

So why not inject Kybella all over? As of right now, it’s indicated only for smaller areas. But stay tuned; a similar substance may be in the pipeline for use below the neck.

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