A common place for patients to accumulate fat is under the chin, also called submental fullness. This can be something you’ve had your whole life due to genetics, or start to appear as you get older or if you gain weight. Kybella® is a FDA-approved medicine used to reduce submental fullness. Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid which permanently breaks down and destroys fat cells! Say goodbye to that “double chin!”
Am I a candidate for Kybella® ?
If you are bothered by fullness in the chin and are hesitant about having surgery, you may be a candidate for Kybella® . Our board-certified dermatologist will evaluate the area of concern, go over your goals, medical and surgical history, the procedure, the risks and benefits, and together you will decide whether Kybella® is right for you.
What is the procedure like?
Topical anesthetics will be applied to the area. Following this, the treatment area is cleaned and marked. The dermatologist will then inject Kybella® into the fat which should cause minimal discomfort.
What can I expect after treatment?
The most common side effect after treatment is localized swelling. The swelling should subside within a week or two. Sometimes bruising, pain, or numbness in the treatment area can occur. You can usually resume regular activities immediately after the procedure. At least two consecutive treatments four to six weeks apart are recommended.
How long do results last?
The cells that are broken down by Kybella can no longer accumulate or store fat. Once your desired result is reached, no further treatments are needed.