Kybella vs Botox: choosing the best treatment for double chin & jaw slimming

If you’re looking at cosmetic procedures for a double chin or jaw slimming, there are so many options available, it can be difficult to know which is best for you and the results you want to achieve. 

Two popular treatments to help with jaw slimming or a double chin are Botox and Kybella. However, when it comes to Botox vs Kybella, many people don’t know the differences between the products which can make it difficult to know which one will help you to achieve the look you want. 

Both Kybella and Botox are injectables but they work in very different ways and serve very different purposes. To determine which treatment you need, it’s important to decide the element of your appearance that you would like to change. You can also speak to your aesthetic injector at Facial Aesthetics for advice and to create a treatment plan.

Let’s have a look at how Kybella and Botox can help with a double chin and jaw slimming. 

What is Kybella and how does it work?

Kybella is a cosmetic treatment used to reduce the appearance of a double chin. If you want to get rid of a double chin, Kybella is the perfect option. It is an injectable that is injected under the skin, where it works to dissolve fat cells and tissues, reducing the appearance of and getting rid of a double chin. 

No incisions are necessary for this treatment and there is also minimal downtime so you can get rid of your double chin and return to your daily life quickly after this treatment. Kybella is also FDA approved for use in the submental area (under the chin). 

How can Kybella help with jaw slimming and a double chin?

Kybella is made up of a synthesised form of deoxycholic acid which is a form of digestive acid found in the body. The natural form of the acid is naturally produced by your body to absorb fat. When injected under the skin on your chin, it targets and destroys the fat cells in the submental area (chin) and prevents fat from forming there in the future. As a result, Kybella provides long term results that are designed to last. 

Your aesthetic injector will make 20 to 50 injections around your chin and the substance will get to work by gradually killing the fat cells in the area in the weeks following your treatment. 

Treatments last between 15 to 20 minutes and, once the fat cells have been killed, you will be left with a sculpted, slim and beautiful profile. It is also a non-invasive procedure that provides a great alternative to fat reduction surgeries such as liposuction. 

You may require multiple treatments to see the maximum results. You can have up to six Kybella treatments with at least one month between each session.

What is Botox and how does it work? 

Botox is an injectable that is injected into the chosen area, usually around your face and works by preventing the treated muscles from contracting. This prevents the facial muscles in the treated area from moving and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Read our guide to learn more about what Botox is and how it works

Unlike Kybella treatments, the results of Botox treatments last around three to four months and will need topping up if you want the results to last over the long term! 

How can Botox help with jaw slimming and a double chin?

Botox is the most widely used injectable in the world. It was originally designed to treat medical conditions but has since been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use and is used to treat: 

  • Moderate to severe glabellar lines (frown lines) 
  • Crow’s feet 
  • Forehead lines 

In addition to smoothing lines and wrinkles, Botox can also be used to slim or contour your face. It can be used to target the masseter muscles at the back of your jaw. These are the muscles you use when chewing and can give your face a square shape. 

Botox can be used to temporarily block nerve signals to the masseter muscle in your jaw, meaning it is unable to move. This helps to slim the muscle and help to make your face look narrower and give your jaw a sleeker appearance. If your face is rectangular in appearance, Botox can help to create a heart shaped or inverted triangle shape.

How do you choose between Kybella and Botox for jaw slimming and double chin? Which treatment is most effective?

Both Botox and Kybella are effective treatments for jaw slimming and to treat a double chin. If you want to see long lasting results, Kybella is the best option. It will help to dissolve the fat in the treated area and prevent it from coming back. 

On the other hand, Kybella will not help to slim your jaw so Botox is the best option for this. Botox will not help to get rid of a double chin but it can help to make your jaw appear narrower. 

For the best results, you can have Kybella and Botox together. Just speak to your aesthetic injector who will provide advice and guidance on the best treatment plan for your desired results. 
To learn more about Botox and how it works or to book a consultation at our Denver or Greenwood Village clinics, please contact us today.

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