KYBELLA™has just been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a non-surgical injection for reducing the small fat pad that can often occur under the chin. This product has been in development for ten years and is now available for use. KYBELLA™ contains deoxycholic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in your body. When injected into areas of excess fat under the chin, KYBELLA™ destroys the targeted fat cells. Fat cells do not re-form in adults, so when they are gone they likely will not come back.
KYBELLA™ is a revolutionary advance in the field of cosmetic enhancement, offering individuals a way to beautifully enhance their profile and address a very common problem without the need for surgery or long recovery periods. We are very excited about this new procedure and we invite you to schedule a consultation to discuss which of the many treatment options we offer can meet your aesthetic goals, budget, and recovery-time requirements. For more information on KYBELLA™ non-surgical treatment for a double chin, please contact us today!
What is Submental Fullness?
Submental fullness, also known as “double chin”, is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition. It can detract from an otherwise balanced and harmonious facial appearance, leading to an older and heavier look. Submental fullness can impact both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics, weight gain, and is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.
How does Kybella work?
Kybella is a synthetic formulation of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in our body used to break down and absorb dietary fat. Once injected in the chin area, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. This fat reduction will provide a more defined contour of the jawline and improve your overall cosmetic appearance. Once you have received your desired results you will not need further treatments.
What kind of results can I expect?
Many patients will experience visible results in just 2 treatment sessions. However, multiple treatment sessions may be needed to achieve a desired cosmetic outcome. Treatment sessions are typically spaced one month apart and take about 30 mins in office. After your treatment, you will be given ice to apply to the targeted areas. We will also encourage you to take an anti-inflammatory medication, such as Advil®, for discomfort and inflammation. The most common side effect is swelling in the injection area, which can be significant. Redness and swelling should dissipate within a few days.
What are the side effects?
Most adverse reactions were mild or moderate in severity, primarily associated with the treatment area and resolved without intervention. In clinical trials, the incidence and severity of most adverse reactions decreased with subsequent KYBELLA™ treatments. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and formation of areas of hardness around the treatment area.