Now you see it, now you don’t! Ask us about nonsurgical contouring options with Kybella®.
Maybe that extra fullness beneath your chin is something you’ve had your whole life, something that developed over the years, or something you noticed recently. If you’re bothered, you’re not alone: 1 in 4 adults surveyed online was bothered by their double chin.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe submental fat, also called the “double chin”.
How does it work?
The active ingredient in Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps break down fat.
Are the results permanent?
Yes, when injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella® permanently destroys fat cells. Your body’s natural metabolism then processes the fat cleared from the treatment area. Once the fat cells are gone, you’re left with a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Kybella® patients also report an improvement in self-perception after treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
While every patient has unique needs, generally 2-4 treatments will yield visible results. The injection process itself takes about 20-30 minutes. We recommend scheduling your next appointment before you leave the spa, to maintain the appropriate treatment schedule to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Are there any side effects?
The most common side effects in the treatment area include swelling, numbness, bruising, redness, pain, and area of hardness. Side effects are usually temporary and often resolve on their own.
Am I a good candidate for Kybella®?
We encourage all patients to schedule a consultation with one of our expert injectors. Kybella® is suited for fat under the chin. It will not treat excess or loose skin and cannot be injected in other areas of the face or body. If interested in other treatment areas, please visit our Mesotherapy page to learn more.