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What Are the Benefits of KYBELLA® for Double Chin Fat?

Having a little extra flab under the chin can be frustrating. The bulk can make us look older or heavier than we actually are, as well as soften facial contours we would prefer to remain distinct and defined. Nicknamed a “double chin,” this area of subcutaneous (below-the-skin) submental fat is challenging to lose. Workouts can’t specifically target this pocket.

Plus, many women and men are naturally prone to storing more fat here due to genetics, hormones, bone structure, and body shape. For some people, aging and gravity cause skin to lose its elasticity, with lax skin and excess fat sagging below the chin. Others may have always had a slight look of submental fullness because their chin and lower jawbone are recessed. Submental fat is also associated with the face becoming fuller due to weight gain from unhealthy dietary habits or a sedentary lifestyle. KYBELLA ® injections from our Minneapolis area practice help to address this common body insecurity, no matter its cause. Here are three reasons why our team recommends the injectable:

Fat is Kicked Out for Good

Even if you lose some of your double chin fat through weight loss, there’s no guarantee that you won’t regain volume in this area in the future. This is because our fat cells don’t actually disappear when we lose weight through conventional weight loss methods. Instead, they simply shrink in size—and can expand again if we gain weight back.

Everyone has a rough set number of fat cells once they reach adulthood. It’s difficult to control how these cells distribute around the body. KYBELLA ® injections break down some of the fat cells in the injection area. These cells are unable to grow back.

No Need for Plastic Surgery

One advantages of KYBELLA ® is you’ll be able to enjoy results similar to surgical procedures without an invasive treatment. This low-risk option takes just a few minutes to perform, and there is virtually no downtime.

Sharper Jawline

Many people consider a chiselled jawline—or at least a slimmer lower face—to be highly attractive. As an FDA-approved injectable treatment, KYBELLA ® contains a form of deoxycholic acid for breaking down fat. By using it to reduce fullness in the under-chin area, you can achieve a more sculpted and youthful-looking jawline.

Learn about more benefits of KYBELLA ® from Zel Skin & Laser Specialists. Fill out a contact form or call us at 952-929-8888 (Edina), 612-338-0711 (Minneapolis), or 952-473-1286 (Plymouth) to start planning your procedure.

Comparing Juvéderm® vs. Sculptra® Aesthetic

Skin aging is inevitable. Unfortunately, in its protective role, our largest organ suffers damage from the sun, the surrounding environment, lifestyle choices, and more. Thankfully, there are steps we can take to grow older gracefully and manage signs of aging that appear. With that in mind, however, patients may be unsure as to whether they should try injectables or some other option. Since there are so many treatments available, it can be difficult to know which one to go with. Put simply, no one filler is better than the other. Individual results depend largely on the patient’s unique physiology and metabolism, as well as the skill of the injector.

That said, two of the most popular choices for restoring the appearance of aging skin are the Juvéderm® family of fillers and Sculptra®. Our Zel Skin & Laser Specialists team in the Minneapolis area offers Juvéderm® filler consultations to help patients determine which wrinkle-filler is the right choice.


Later in life (but sometimes as early as a person’s 20s and 30s), visible signs of aging show. This is because collagen, hyaluronic acid, elastin, and other molecules start to degrade faster than they are replaced in the skin. The Juvéderm® collection of fillers consists of products designed to address these specific problems. All of the fillers in the line are made with hyaluronic acid. This naturally occurring sugar molecule with a clear, viscous consistency keeps connective tissues throughout the body lubricated and cushioned. When Juvéderm® is injected below the skin, it takes up space there, acting as a “placeholder” for the proteins like collagen and elastin, essential oils, and moisture that have been depleted.

This filler is mainly used on the center and lower face for moderate to severe creases such as nasolabial folds. JUVÉDERM® ULTRA and JUVÉDERM® ULTRA PLUS are both effective on wrinkles, but ULTRA PLUS is beneficial for more pronounced lines and hollows because of its thicker consistency.


Similar to Juvéderm®, Sculptra® volumizes the skin when it has become thinner and less elastic from aging. Its active ingredient, poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), encourages gradual collagen production to revive the structure of the skin. Although some improvement will be seen immediately, the skin will continue to strengthen over several months. This filler is especially beneficial for smile lines and chin dimpling.

Contact our Minneapolis-area team at Zel Skin & Laser Specialists for more information on the Juvéderm® family of fillers and other alternatives. Write us a message or call our offices at 952-929-8888 (Edina), 612-338-0711 (Minneapolis), or 952-473-1286 (Plymouth) to get started.


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