Bothered by excess fullness under your chin? Introducing Kybella, the newest non-surgical treatment used to contour and redefine your neck. Kybella is a minimally invasive injection that reduces submental fullness. It requires minimal downtime, making it an ideal treatment to eliminate 'double chin.'

 

What is Kybella?

 

KYBELLA™ (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved prescription nonsurgical treatment that is used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (sub fat), also called “double chin.”

 

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*DISCLAIMER: Results vary from person to person.

 

How Does Kybella Work?

 

The active ingredient in KYBELLA™ is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.

 

When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA™ destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.

What Can I Expect During My KYBELLA™ Appointment?

 

You and Dr. Vagotis will customize your KYBELLA™ treatment regimen based on your desired chin profile, including how many treatments you need. Your doctor will give you a series of injections, spaced a month or more apart at each treatment session. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatment sessions at least one month apart. Up to 6 treatments may be administered.

 

Will I Experience Any Side Effects From Kybella?

 

The safety profile of KYBELLA™ is well characterized. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of firmness around the treatment area. To view more information about Kybella's extensive clinical information, click here.

 

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

 

Based on your desired chin profile, you and your doctor will customize your KYBELLA™ treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need. Your doctor will give you a series of injections, spaced a month or more apart at each treatment session. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatment sessions at least one month apart. Most patients experience visible improvement with 2-3 treatments. Up to 6 treatments may be administered.

 

How Long Will The Results Last?

 

When injected into the fat under your chin, KYBELLA™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA™ is not expected.