Bothered by the fullness under your chin? We are specially trained and can help treat many patients who complain about having a “double chin” with a very effective product called KYBELLA ® by Allergan, the makers of BOTOX ® Cosmetic and the JUVÉDERM ® family of dermal filler products. KYBELLA ® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile.
The active ingredient in KYBELLA ® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA ® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal. Before starting treatment, we examine the area under and around your chin to determine if KYBELLA ® is right for you. Then, we will tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals.
At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 5 to 15 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile. Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. We will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each KYBELLA ® treatment session is given at least 6 weeks apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments. In clinical studies, 59% of patients received 6 treatments.
Call our office for a complimentary cosmetic consultation to find out if KYBELLA ® is right for you!