Are you self-conscious of fullness under your chin, often known as a double chin or submental fullness? Many individuals experience this due to genetics or aging and are not overweight. If you are unhappy with this double chin and wish to eliminate it for good, Kybella is a great treatment option. This injectable treatment is quick and easy, requiring no downtime, so it is great for men and women with busy schedules. Plus, once your submental fullness is gone, it is gone for good, because treatment actually destroys fat cells under the chin!

What is Kybella®?

Over time, some people experience the accumulation of fat under their chin. This submental fat, or double chin, can make them appear older and heavier than they really are. Kybella, a synthetic version of a naturally occurring molecule in the body called deoxycholic acid, is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment used to help break down and destroy those fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.

It is important to understand that Kybella is specifically made to eliminate excess fat under the skin. It does not eliminate excess skin or muscle and is only FDA-approved for use under the chin.

Who is a Good Candidate for Kybella®?

If you are 18 years or older and are unhappy with fat under your chin, you can benefit from Kybella. Be sure to tell your dermatologist if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have bleeding issues, or have an infection in the treatment site. The best way to determine if this treatment is right for you is through a consultation appointment. Please contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment with one of our dermatologists.

What to Expect During Kybella® Treatments?

Before your treatment, your dermatologist will mark the sites to be injected with a marker, and may apply a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort. Then, a series of injections will be administered under the chin. The number of treatment sessions required will differ for each individual based on their desired results. Patients can receive up to six sessions of Kybella spaced one month apart. Treatment is quick, taking 15-20 minutes to complete.

Kybella FAQs

Who should not get Kybella?

Certain medical conditions like trouble swallowing or bleeding problems can mean you may not be a good candidate for Kybella. Additionally, if youandrsquo;re considering or have had cosmetic treatments on your neck or face, including cosmetic surgery, you should discuss your options with your injector.

How long does Kybella take to settle?

Kybella can take some time to begin working. It can take about one month for swelling to go down, which is why itandrsquo;s recommended to wait between sessions.

Does Kybella leave loose skin?

Before opting for Kybella, itandrsquo;s important to assess your skin laxity. Patients who have loose, hanging skin under the chin may not find good results with Kybella.

Can Kybella define the jawline?

Kybella can reduce the amount of fat under the chin, producing greater definition.

What can you not do after Kybella?

Avoid massaging or rubbing the area after treatment, and also avoid any skincare treatments like chemical peels. Make sure to use a gentle, unscented cleanser when washing your face.

How much is Kybella?

Each Kybella treatment can cost between $1,200 and $1.800 depending on the amount used.

How long does Kybella last?

The results of Kybella are very long-lasting, assuming you dont gain a significant amount of weight, in which case the appearance of your chin may be altered.

How long does Kybella swelling last?

Swelling from Kybella is known to last about a week or two following the injections.

How does Kybella work?

Kybellas active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, breaks down fat and helps the body reabsorb it. Normally found in the digestive tract, deoxycholic acid kills fat cells in the areas its injected into.

How long does it take for Kybella to work?

Kybella results appear for most people after about two to three weeks as swelling goes down and the treatment goes to work.

Kybella® Recovery

Following treatment redness, swelling, bruising, and numbness may occur, which should subside within a few weeks. No downtime is required, and you can return to your everyday routine as soon as you feel ready. Because Kybella destroys the fat cells under the chin, results are long-lasting, and no further treatment should be needed. Many of our patients describe a boost in self-confidence following their Kybella treatments due to their slimmer, more youthful profile.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about Kybella and how it can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, contact our office today! We will schedule your consultation with one of our dermatologists, which is your first step on your Kybella journey. Our dermatology team is highly skilled in all forms of cosmetic injections, including Kybella for the best possible results.

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