Kybella® is FDA-approved to safe and effectively correct submental fullness without surgery. Moderate to severe excess fat under the chin, commonly referred to as “double chin” is the most popular treatment with Kybella. Submental fullness can impact a broad range of adults, including both women and men, and can be caused by aging, genetics and weight gain. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Pinski can provide a series of Kybella® injections to help contour and redefine the chin, jawline and neck. During an in-depth consultation, he will evaluate your skin and discuss your concerns and goals to determine if you are a candidate for treatment with Kybella® at one of our offices.
Each Kybella® treatment is typically 15-20 minutes and performed right in our dermatology offices. Kybella® is injected with minimal to no discomfort into the fat layer in and around the chin. The injection consists of deoxycholic acid, which is similar to the body’s own natural fat dissolver which aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Kybella® is great for patients who do not want to undergo surgical liposuction but would like to enhance definition in the chin and neck area.
Dr. Pinski typically treats patients with a series of 2-6 injections spaced 4-6 weeks apart. However, you will receive a customized treatment plan suitable to your specific concerns.
When injected into subcutaneous fat, Kybella® causes the permanent destruction of fat cells. After the fat cells are destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. Once the fat is dissolved, it is naturally eliminated through the body. When the aesthetic response is achieved, necessary retreatment with Kybella® is not expected.
Patients may experience bruising, swelling, redness, discomfort or numbness in the area. Swelling, bruising, redness and discomfort typically resolve within a few days and mineral makeup can be worn to camouflage some of these possible side effects. Numbness or induration (areas of hardness) can last 2-3 weeks after treatment.
Kybella® works to eliminate unwanted fat under the chin area, however once fat is gone, patients may choose to treat with Ultherapy to further tighten and contour the chin area for the best results.
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