A double chin is hard to ignore and nearly impossible to get rid of. That extra fat below the chin can make a person look and feel older and overweight. One of the latest methods of getting rid of this unwanted fat is Kybella, an effective contouring solution!

Kybella is an injectable prescription drug that can dissolve fat in the submental area, the region beneath the chin. This FDA-approved drug will help you lose that double chin without having to come in for surgery. Kybella treatment will improve your chin profile and your overall appearance.

The Kybella injection is a completely non-surgical alternative to liposuction under the chin, which we also offer as an option. Both are effective ways to contour the submental region.

The drug is fairly new on the market, so you may not know much about it yet. Here are some useful things that you should know about the injection.

How It Works

Kybella is made of synthetic deoxycholic acid, a chemical naturally produced by the human body. Deoxycholic acid helps to absorb the fats stored in our body. Similarly, the deoxycholic acid in Kybella destroys fat cells.

Kybella is most effective in small areas. It attacks lipomas – small collections of fat cells under the skin – very effectively. For the time being, Kybella will not be used in treating other small areas in the body, as this is not an FDA-approved usage. Using Kybella in other areas could have some serious risks and side effects.

Anyone with any kind of infection in the chin area should not opt for a Kybella treatment. You should inform your doctor about any medications that you are on. If you have had or plan to have any surgeries or cosmetic treatments on your neck, face, and chin, you should definitely talk to your doctor about this.

The Kybella Injection Procedure

Depending on the results you are looking for, you may have to make two to six visits for additional treatments. The amount of injections you will need will depend on the doctor you visit. While some doctors advise 12 to 20 injections in one visit, others believe that 50 injections can be given in one visit.

Each Kybella injection session is very convenient, taking only about 15 minutes to perform. Some patients will start to see results after two to four treatments. The results of the Kybella treatment will be permanent, since destroyed fat cells cannot grow back.

The most common side effects include a degree of temporary bruising and swelling at the point of injection. There may be some redness, and you may feel some pain and numbness as well; these will go away over time.

Contact Us for a Kybella Treatment

If you’re interested in getting rid of that double chin permanently, it’s time to take the next step and get in touch with our office. Experienced medical professional Dr. Jen Chow is double-board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as head and neck surgery.

Dr. Chow will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding this revolutionary fat-reduction treatment. For an informative and helpful Kybella consultation with Dr. Chow, contact us today.