Quarantine 15: How Kybella® Can Help You Fight Lockdown-Related Body Changes

Due to the disruptions to our normal routines and spending more time at home under lockdown or simply to minimize risk of exposure to viruses, it’s been easy to pack on some extra pounds. This phenomenon has been nicknamed the “Quarantine 15.” Many of us have a more sedentary lifestyle these days, and chronic stress, anxiety, and boredom have caused many people to snack more than they normally would. Additionally, as we’re video conferencing a lot more, even the smallest of facial flaws can seem to be emphasized onscreen, such as below-the-chin fat and jowls. If you’re interested in getting back into shape and enhancing your facial contours, Kybella® from our Los Angeles-based team at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills is an ideal place to start.

Kybella® is often an appealing option for patients who would like to improve their under-chin area but aren’t interested in having more invasive surgical procedures. Combining regular exercise with cosmetic treatments can help you achieve your goal profile faster.

Having an extra layer of fat below the chin can be linked to age, genetics, bad posture, or a recessed or underdeveloped bone structure on the lower jaw. Weight gain from a poor diet or lack of exercise can also contribute to fat in this area. Having a healthier diet with less processed foods and incorporating more exercise will help you to slim down your face—but in many cases, if you’ve always been prone to storing some fat in this area, it can be difficult to slim down by your own efforts.

Kybella® in an injectable treatment containing a synthetic version of the deoxycholic acid your body uses to break down and absorb dietary fats. This is a simple, low-risk procedure with minimal downtime or side effects. While it’s not designed as a weight loss treatment, it will reduce moderate to severe submental fullness.

Once injected into the submental fat below the chin, the active ingredient dissolves exercise-resistant fat cells in the area without affecting the skin and surrounding tissues. The cells are gradually metabolized, leaving you with a more youthful appearance and a refined, sculpted jawline.

Interested in finding out more about how Kybella® from Los Angeles’ Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills can reduce double chin fat? Request a consultation with us by submitting a contact form or give us a call at 310-246-0495.

Written by Dr. Derek Jones

Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.