Kybella

Say goodbye to your double chin

What is Kybella®?

Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that improves the appearance of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also known as a double chin. Kybella® injections destroy fat cells under the chin, delivering noticeable results.

Kybella® contains deoxycholic acid, a chemical that results in fat cell disruption. During a single treatment, a precise amount of medication is injected in a grid pattern that’s been pre-marked on the skin beneath the chin.

Who is a candidate for Kybella®?

If you're bothered by the appearance of fat below your chin, Kybella® could be right for you. It's nonsurgical and requires little to no downtime.

Ideal candidates for Kybella® include those who:

  • are 18 years of age or older
  • are in good overall health
  • have realistic expectations for treatment
  • are bothered by the appearance of a double chin
  • are willing to undergo multiple treatment sessions
  • are not pregnant or breastfeeding

Kybella® may not be suitable for you if you:

  • have an active infection near your chin
  • have a history of keloid scarring
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • have a bleeding disorder
  • are taking blood thinners
  • have other medical conditions that may make Kybella® unsafe for you

What to expect with a Kybella® treatment

Before Kybella® treatment

  • We’ll have a consultation to discuss any concerns and your goals for treatment.
  • We’ll examine your chin and neck to determine if Kybella® is right for you.
  • You’ll be given detailed instructions on how to prepare for the treatment.

During Kybella® treatment

  • The treatment area will be cleansed and marked with a grid.
  • A precise amount of Kybella® will be injected into the marked areas.
  • The injections may cause a stinging or burning sensation.
  • The treatment typically takes about 15 minutes.

After Kybella® treatment

  • You may experience some swelling, bruising, pain and redness in the treatment area.
  • Side effects are typically mild and resolve within a few days.
  • You may need to take pain medication to manage discomfort.
  • You’ll need to avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours.
  • You’ll need to follow any post-treatment instructions provided by our team.
  • You may need multiple Kybella® treatments to achieve your desired results.

Benefits of Kybella®

The benefits of Kybella® injections include:

  • It’s minimally invasive. Kybella® requires little to no downtime and is a much less invasive option than surgery.
  • It’s effective with lasting results. Kybella® chemically reduces the number of fat cells around the injection site, providing long-lasting results.
  • Improved self-image. By reducing or eliminating your double chin, Kybella® can help restore a more youthful and attractive appearance, boosting your self-confidence.
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