Many people dream of getting rid of their double chin and having a more defined chin area. Kybella® is an injectable treatment approved by the FDA to reduce moderate to severe fat below the chin and improve the appearance of the profile. Injections are performed in a series of treatment sessions, one month apart. Results with Kybella are long-lasting.
How many Kybella treatment sessions will I need?
We can tailor a Kybella treatment plan specifically for you based on your chin profile and your treatment goals. You may have up to six treatment sessions, spaced at least one month apart. Many people have visible results after 2 to 4 Kybella treatments. Others may require six treatment sessions to achieve their aesthetic goals.
How does Kybella work to destroy fat under the chin?
The active ingredient in Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body and helps with breakdown and absorption of dietary fats. When Kybella is injected under the chin, it destroys fat cells, which are then metabolized by the body. This results in a gradual but noticeable reduction in submental (under the chin) fullness.
How safe is Kybella?
Kybella is the only injectable treatment approved by the FDA for use in adults to improve the appearance of a double chin. It has not been approved for reducing fat in other areas, or for use in those under 18 years of age.
What causes a double chin?
A double chin is a common condition for both men and women. Submental fullness does not only affect people who are overweight. It can be resistant to diet and exercise in many cases. Causes of a double chin include genetics, aging, and weight gain.
How long do results with Kybella last?
Kybella destroys fat cells when injected under the chin. Once they are destroyed and removed by the body, the fat cells are gone for good and can no longer accumulate and store fat. You will not need further treatments to retain your results with Kybella once your aesthetic goals are achieved.
How do I know if Kybella is right for me?
You may be a candidate for Kybella if you are bothered by a double chin that does not respond to diet and exercise, and you do not want to undergo surgery. You may be concerned that submental fat makes you appear older or heavier than you are. After a consultation and careful evaluation, Dr. Shah can tell you if this treatment is recommended for you.