One of the most flattering things of a person’s profile is having a chiseled, defined chin. If you have excess fat under your chin or a double chin, then you may feel a bit self-conscious about your profile and overall appearance. But, unless you want to undergo surgery, you may think that you are stuck with your double chin. One thing that you may not realize is that you have another option to choose from including an injection called Kybella.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA approved injectable that is designed to help destroy fat cells under the chin. Once Kybella is injected into the fat under the chin it works to dissolve the fat and leave you with a more defined profile.
How Many Kybella Treatments Will I Need?
During your initial consultation with our staff, we will better be able to determine just how many treatments you will need. You may receive a total of six treatments, but on average, patients see visible results in just two to four treatments spaced one month apart.
Is Kybella Right For Me?
Typically, Kybella is good for patients who are otherwise healthy and who:
- Are bothered by the fat under their chin
- Feel like their double chin makes them look older or heavier set than they actually are
- Don’t want to go through surgery
- Eat well and exercise a lot but can’t get rid of their double chin
How Does Kybella Work?
The main ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid which works to naturally breakdown and absorb dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella works to destroy the fat cells and give patients a noticeably thinner profile.
How Many People Have Been Treated With Kybella?
Kybella has been the central focus in over 20 clinical studies in which more than 1600 people were treated.
How Long Does Kybella Last For?
One of the many benefits of Kybella, is that because it works to actually destroy existing fat cells, results should be permanent and no further treatment may be necessary for maintenance.
What Are The Side Effects Of Kybella?
The most common side effects of Kybella are swelling, pain, numbness, bruising, redness, and hardness around the treatment site. Additionally, some patients experience problems such as ulcers, hair loss, bruising, trouble swallowing, injury to the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial weakness, and necrosis around the injection site.