Kybella, the first FDA-approved, injectable drug used to reduce the appearance of submental fat, more commonly known as a double chin. This brand-new non-surgical cosmetic procedure makes it possible to ditch your double chin and achieve a tighter, more contoured look non-surgically and with minimal downtime.
Submental fullness (Double Chin) can impact a broad range of adults, and is not limited to people who are overweight. This condition can impact men or women of average weight and can be caused by aging, genetics and weight gain. It is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.
When injected into subcutaneous fat, KYBELLA™ causes the reduction of fat cells. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA™ is not expected.*
How does Kybella work?
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella causes the reduction of fat cells. This minimizes the amount of fat cells able to be stored in your chin area, individual results will vary in each patient>*
You may need two to three total visits, spaced a month apart. Each treatment takes about 15-20 minutes.*
How is Kybella administered?
Kybella chin reduction is injected subcutaneously using an area-adjusted dose. One treatment can consist of up to 50 tiny injections.*
Who is a candidate?
Most adults over 18, in good health with moderate-to-severe submental fat can achieve the benefits of this aesthetic treatment.*
Is it painful?
Pain is always relative, but most patients report only mild discomfort at the beginning of the procedure that subsides as the treatment progresses. Most people find an over-the-counter pain reliever is adequate to relieve any discomfort post-procedure. During subsequent treatment sessions, the level of discomfort lessens with the majority of patients.
How long does the procedure take?
The appointment is 45 minutes to an hour in length. However, the actual procedure is very quick.
When will I see results?
Most patients see noticeable results after 2-3 treatment sessions. The number of treatments required will depend on the amount of fat being eradicated.
How long does it last?
Once your aesthetic goal has been reached, there is no need for further treatment.*
Is there any downtime?
Kybella recovery is usually quick and uneventful. At most, patients report some minor bruising and swelling that resolves within several days. Mild discomfort may be experienced at the injection sites but is easily treated with OTC pain relievers. Some patients jump right back into their routine while others prefer to lay low for a couple of days after the procedure.*
Who shouldn’t get this treatment?
Check with your physician if you are taking blood thinners before considering Kybella for double chin treatment. Caution should also be used if you’ve had prior surgery in the treatment area. If you have an active infection at the injection site, you must wait until it clears. Anyone who is pregnant or nursing is ineligible for the procedure. Those with a history of dysphagia (trouble swallowing) are not suitable candidates for Kybella.
Call us at 954-753-4492 to learn more about Kybella.
*Results for each patient will vary. Please remember that the information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for treatment. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.