Kybella® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called the “double chin.” Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved, non-surgical, injectable treatment for improving moderate to severe submental fullness. This condition detracts from an otherwise balanced and harmonious facial appearance leading to an older and heavier look. It affects both men and women of all ages and weight. Aging and genetics can also contribute and it is, in many cases, resistant to diet and exercise.
Kybella® is made up of deoxycholic acid (a naturally-occurring chemical in your body) that destroys the fat cells in your double chin. While Kybella® can be a single treatment, in most individuals it requires a series of two to four treatments. Each treatment is administered one month or more apart. Once the aesthetic goal is reached, re-treatment is not necessary. Once these fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer accumulate more fat.
What to Expect: We begin with photographs of your neck followed by the application of a numbing cream. The submental area is then marked with a make-up pencil and Kybella® is injected in a targeted grid-like pattern that is specific to the shape of the fat being reduced. The actual injections take about 20 minutes. You can expect some swelling which will subside in about one week. You will return to our office in approximately one month to six weeks for a follow-up appointment. You can expect to see results within one month.
*Dramatically improves jaw contour
*More youthful look
*Results are gradual AND long lasting
How do I begin treatment? You will need to make an appointment for a complimentary consultation. From there we will determine your goals and treatment plan.