Turn the pages of any celebrity gossip magazine or scroll the Instagram feed of the latest beauty influencer, and you’re bound to notice a distinct trend of chiseled chins and defined jawlines. But, what if you weren’t born with these coveted contours? Chances are, the people you see online or in print weren’t either! Each year, hundreds of thousands of women and men turn to cosmetic injectables to bring better balance to their facial features and enhance their face shape. The combination of fat-dissolving Kybella® and the newly FDA-approved chin filler, Voluma™XC, are a power duo worth considering if you’d like to update your profile and redefine your jawline!
Kybella® – Dissolve your double chin and sharpen your jawline
Are you battling a slight bulge under your chin? Extra fullness in this area, often called a “double chin,” can be acquired through genetics or weight gain. Even someone who is thin can have a double chin that doesn’t seem to budge, even with diet and exercise. Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in this area to improve your facial profile and diminish a double chin.
The active ingredient in Kybella® is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. This is a naturally occurring molecule in our bodies that helps break down dietary fat.
When Kybella® is injected beneath the chin, it gradually destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction of fullness and a more defined jawline. Depending on how much fat is initially present, you may need multiple treatments to see full correction, but your results are permanent.
A Kybella® treatment takes about 20 to 30 minutes to perform, during which time your Injection Specialist will administer multiple small injections under your chin. She may also place Kybella® in other areas to dissolve fat, such as the jawline and jowls. Treatment can be customized to precisely what you need!
After your Kybella® treatment, you will likely experience some swelling, light bruising, and possibly numbness under your chin. These symptoms are temporary and will gradually resolve within one to two weeks. If multiple treatments are required, they may be spaced one month apart. Full results are seen 60-90 days after your last injection once your body has cleared away the destroyed fat cells.
Juvéderm® Voluma™XC – Balance your facial features and add contour to your chin & jawline
Voluma™XC works very differently than Kybella® to enhance your jawline. Instead of dissolving volume, it adds it! Voluma™XC is FDA-approved to shape the chin and add customized contour and balance to your jawline with results that last up to a year. It is a hyaluronic acid gel that is injected deeply to help build the projection of the chin. Why is this important? A small, weak, or recessed chin can make your face appear disproportionate and unbalanced.
In fact, there are ideal ratios to your facial features that are considered most attractive to the human eye. Voluma™XC can help bring your chin closer to these ratios and significantly improve its sharpness, definition, and contour.
Many Injection Specialist will also inject Voluma™XC throughout the entire jawline. This technique can add further definition and contour, especially when used in the angle at which the jawline meets the ear. Filler placed in this area can create a beautiful sharpness and profile for many patients.
Using Kybella® and Juvéderm® Voluma™XC together
Although many patients, especially younger ones, can get away with just Voluma™XC to achieve their chin and jawline enhancement goals, some may need the assistance of Kybella® as well. Your Injection Specialist may recommend a two-phase approach, which first focuses on dissolving fat and fullness with Kybella® before moving on to adding contour and further definition with Voluma™XC. Each chin and jawline is unique, and your Injection Specialist can create a customized plan to help you achieve your perfect profile!
Are you interested in improving the appearance of your chin or jawline with cosmetic injectables? Schedule a complimentary consultation with a Skin Artisans Injection Specialist by calling (952) 767-3163 or by CLICKING HERE!