The Kybella® injection treats and improves the appearance of the build-up of fat below the chin, otherwise known as, “double chin.” Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for adults that treats this small area on the neck and lower jaw.
The build-up of submental fat, or fat below the chin, is caused by subcutaneous fat deposits under the jaw and neck which makes the tissues in the surrounding area sag. This causes the appearance of a second chin. Any person can develop this condition, although the most common reasons for the build-up of fat under the jaw are due to excess weight, genetics, and/ or age. You can improve the appearance of sagging skin with the removal of the excess fat deposits stored there. Treatments like Kybella® effectively remove excess amounts of submental fat under the chin for a newly defined jaw line without invasive surgery or down time.
HOW KYBELLA® WORKS
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 the chin, Kybella® causes the destruction of fat cells so that those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the cells are destroyed, the active ingredient encourages the body to absorb the excess cells that are no longer storing fat. This causes your chin to literally shrink away and become more defined.
The treatment usually takes about ten to twenty minutes. During the treatment, one of our trained rejuvenation physicians injects the appropriate amount of Kybella® into the specific fatty areas in your chin, using multiple injections to give you the best, personalized result. Depending on the case and your desired results, up to six treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart. No anesthesia is required for this painless procedure, but topical anesthetic or a cold pack are available to reduce any discomfort at your request.
The effects of Kybella® will be visible over a period of one to two weeks. Your chin will begin the shrink as the active ingredient gradually destroys the fat cells under your chin. Results give you a defined jawline, leaving you feeling younger and rejuvenated. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with Kybella® is not necessary.
Book your Kybella® appointment today to begin enjoying a defined jawline and smooth, tight skin under your chin.