Despite regular diet and exercise, stubborn excess fat can linger in the chin area. This fat can be a source of frustration and anxiety for many people, especially for those that don’t want to undergo painful or time-consuming surgery to correct it. If you’d like to remove your double chin without surgical methods, you may want to consider KYBELLA™.
What is KYBELLA™?
KYBELLA™ is the first and only FDA-approved non-surgical treatment that is used to improve the appearance of submental fullness, otherwise referred to as a double chin. It is an injectable treatment that is fast, effective, and can be administered in the comfort of our office.
How Does it Work?
Made primarily of deoxycholic acid, KYBELLA™ reduces the appearance of submental fullness. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, it destroys these fat cells so they can no longer store or accumulate fat.
What Can I Expect from Treatment?
KYBELLA™ treatments are quick, effective, and feature virtually no downtime. The entire duration of each injection session lasts a brief 15-20 minutes, so you can receive your treatment during your lunch break and be back at work with time to spare. While some results can be seen after your first treatment, it is usually recommended that patients receive 2-4 treatments to see a dramatic change. Unlike other injectables, once these treatments have been complete you’ll never need to receive another KYBELLA™ injection again!
Side effects are common but mild, and should subside within a few days of treatment. Some of the most frequently experienced side effects include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and hardness at the site of injection. If you have trouble breathing or experience any nerve or muscle weakness following treatment, contact your doctor immediately.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for KYBELLA™?
Anyone interested in eliminating their double chin that doesn’t want to undergo painful or expensive surgery is a possible candidate for KYBELLA™. This treatment is most effective for people at or near their ideal body weight.