Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that can improve the appearance of a double chin by effectively dissolving the fat pocket between your chin and neck. It contains deoxycholic acid, which also occurs naturally in the body. Kybella® destroys fat cells and removes any fullness under the chin, providing a vast improvement to the appearance of the profile. Fat deposits under the chin (also called submental fat or double chin) can be a result of aging, genetics, or weight gain making it a great treatment option for men and women of all ages who are bothered by this condition.
Kybella® is injected directly into the area of concern and the duration of the injections takes only minutes. Patients experience a stinging and burning sensation during injection which is controlled with icing to numb the skin. Following injection, you can expect swelling, redness, warmth and likely some bruising. This lasts about 1-2 weeks during which time you may want to wear scarves or turtle necks. Treatments are spaced 1 month apart and the number of treatments required varies from 1-4 for the average patient, although this depends upon the amount of fat that needs to be dissolved. Unlike many other injectables, Kybella treatments do not need to be repeated once you have reached your desired goal. Following the destruction of fat cells, they can no longer grow in that particular area, so your results are considered permanent.
To learn more about Kybella®, and to find out if you are a candidate, contact Premier Dermatology today. Your dermatologist can provide more specific information tailored to your specific goals.