HOW DOES KYBELLA WORK?
The main active ingredient in this treatment is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that is associated with the absorption of fat in the body.
Deoxycholic acid essentially melts fat off the body and disrupts the collecting of fat deposits. By injecting this substance directly into unwanted fat beneath the chin, we are able to eliminate the fat on a molecular level and prevent that fat from returning for a long time.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Most patients require a few rounds of Kybella treatment to achieve the desired appearance. We generally recommend patients have at least two or three treatment appointments, spaced about 4 weeks apart.
We may recommend additional treatment appointments if we determine you require additional injections to reach your aesthetic goals.
WHAT CAUSES DOUBLE CHIN?
Double chin is often caused by a genetic predisposition to store fat in the body, which is why it is frustrating that no amount of exercising or dieting can eliminate this fat.
Many patients notice that they have family members with double chins. Double chin can happen to anyone, including those at an ideal healthy weight for their body mass.
CAN KYBELLA BE USED ON STOMACH?
While this treatment was originally developed to eliminate a double chin, it can’t be used to address fat on the stomach. The deoxycholic acid in this injectable treatment works on fat in the chin area. If you are interested in using a treatment to eliminate body fat, please let us know at your consultation.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Many patients first notice results from this treatment after 12 to 8 weeks, or after at least two treatment sessions. Results show up more quickly depending on how well your body responds to the deoxycholic acid in the injection.
Some patients may see results much more quickly than other patients. We will help you determine how many treatments you need to see your desired results.
CAN KYBELLA BE COMBINED WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?
This is a treatment that can be combined with other treatments. If you are interested in combining this treatment with other cosmetic treatments, such as lasers, microneedling, chemical peels, or other facials, please let us know. We will help you create a treatment timeline to meet each of your aesthetic goals.
WHO ARE IDEAL CANDIDATES?
This treatment is a suitable alternative to surgical procedures to remove unwanted fat from the chin. Ideal candidates for this treatment include anyone who is not satisfied by the shape of their profile or the appearance of their jawline.
You may be an ideal candidate if you have:
Mild to moderate fullness beneath the chin
Minimal skin laxity on the upper neck
Good skin health and skin condition
It is important to note that this treatment is intended to melt fat from the body and is not appropriate for patients who have skin laxity on the neck. For patients with skin laxity, we may recommend other treatments, such as neck lift or other skin tightening treatments.
Rekindle Your Beauty With Kybella
You deserve to feel confident in every inch of your skin, including the areas that are the most stubbornly flawed. If you are tired of hiding your chin behind your hair and clothes and ready to have the picture-perfect profile of your dreams, then it’s time to opt for a permanent solution.