Kybella Treatment for Submental Fullness
Say hello to your stunning jawline. Kybella minimizes the appearance of the stubborn “double chin”, while revealing a more contoured youthful shape to the face.
- FDA-Approved to treat submental fat.
- Permanent Results.
- Uses a naturally occurring molecule to break down fat and flush it out for good.
Kybella is the first and only FDA approved solution to contour the appearance of submental fullness under the chin (double chin). You don’t need to be overweight to form it, and there are many factors that generate extra fat in this area such as genetics or aging. American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) in 2015 conducted a study where they found that 67% of people were really bothered about the fat beneath their chin.
Kybella is a minimally invasive solution to treat severe fullness beneath the chin. Kybella solution consists of synthetic deoxycholic acid. This acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that is responsible for braking down fat. Injected into fatty tissue beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.
2 ml vial
2 ml vial
Patients typically require 2-4 procedures to reach optimal results. Up to 10 mL may be injected in a single treatment, but dosing depends on the patient’s submental fat distribution and personal goals. Kybella injections can be given every 4-8 weeks.
Usually this procedure takes 15-20 minutes. Possible side effects include: swelling, bruising, numbness, redness, and some hardness in the treatment area.
Most patients notice visible improvement after one treatment. The results of Kybella are long lasting because fat cells are permanently destroyed during treatment and will not regenerate again if patient will maintain a healthy weight.
You may think that a double chin only affects individuals who are overweight and that it can be eliminated with conventional fat loss methods. However, a double chin can develop even when you are in good shape and keep an ideal weight. Kybella works to eliminate a “double chin” that will not disappear with exercise, diet, or regular fat loss methods.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA-approved deoxycholic acid treatment for the reduction of submental fat (“double chin”). Deoxycholic acid is naturally produced within our digestive system and helps to break down and absorb fats so they’re more easily digested. Kybella has a lower recovery time than surgical procedures and has fewer risks since it utilizes something already naturally occurring in our bodies.
How does Kybella work?
When injected into the area beneath the chin, Kybella breaks down fat cells. The fragments of those fat cells are then processed and naturally flushed from the body over the course of several weeks. Once destroyed, the targeted fat cells can no longer accumulate or store fat, thus making the effects of Kybella permanent.
*If you happen to gain a significant amount of weight, however, you may see some fat come back to that area of your chin.
Are there side effects?
There is always a chance of bruising anytime the skin barrier is penetrated, and while this does not occur often there will always be the possibility. Immediately following treatment, it is most common to experience some swelling and tenderness. Swelling will be most noticeable during the first few days after treatment, and is a sign that Kybella is working. Swelling is your body’s natural response as the fat cell membranes are breaking apart and releasing those fragments into the body to be flushed out. Swelling can subside anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.
What should you expect during your appointment?
First, we apply a topical numbing cream which is left on for about 30 minutes in order to take full effect. Once numb, your provider will make a series of small injections (typically between 20-50) of Kybella into your area beneath the chin. This injection process takes about 10-15 minutes, making the full appointment no more than an hour long. Because of this, Kybella is often referred to as a “lunchtime procedure” since clients can go back to their regular activities immediately following treatment.
Is one treatment enough to fully get rid of my double chin?
Some clients are happy after one treatment, however in most cases it is recommended to receive a minimum of 3 treatments in order to fully achieve aesthetic goals. This will differ from client to client, and providers will be able to advise how many treatments will be required. You can get up to six Kybella injections, The treatments are spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart.