Kybella is the first and only nonsurgical, FDA-approved injectable treatment to destroy submental fat cells and improve the appearance of the double chin and profile, and can significantly enhance the jawline contour as well. It works by dissolving fat cells beneath the skin using deoxycholic acid. It results in permanent reduction in the number of fat cells in the treated area.
When used to target subcutaneous fat around the chin and neck, Kybella reduces the appearance of a double chin, resulting in an elegantly contoured, slimmed-down appearance.
You will then fill out consent forms and the area to be treated will be marked on the skin. The skin will be cleansed, cooled with gel ice packs, and prepped for injection. Laughing gas may also be offered.
Dr. Anita will then use carefully calibrated injections in precise locations in order to produce natural-looking results tailored to your individual needs. Pre- and post- photos (6 weeks after injection) will be taken to show you the side-by-side comparison and highlight changes.
Please Note: These are general estimates that may or may not apply to you individually.
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During your consultation, Dr. Patel will take time to learn about your areas of concern and aesthetic goals, create a custom treatment plan, and discuss the treatment in detail. She will go through your medical history and make sure you are a good candidate for treatment.
After marking the skin, the treatment area is cleansed, iced, and prepped for injection. The injections then begin, and progress from area to area, until completed. If laughing gas is desired, this is taken just before injections begin, and as needed during treatment. Pre- and post- treatment photos are taken. Your comfort, safety, and results are our priority, so if at any time you would like to pause, please inform us.
Post-injection instructions and precautions are provided, and a 6-week follow-up visit is scheduled for overall assessment and further treatments if advised.
Submental fullness can be due to genetics, age, or weight gain.
Double chins, or submental fullness, can be genetic.
Kybella works to diminish submental fat cells over the course of the 4-6 weeks following treatment. Other alternative treatments are liposuction or Coolsculpting ro reduce volume, and a neck lift, and/or platysmoplasty procedures for tightening.
How many treatments of Kybella are advised depends on the amount of submental fat that is present. Most patients require at least 2 treatments (and some up to 6 treatments), with a more visible reduction noted after the second treatment. If these were spaced 6 weeks apart, that result is seen 3 months after the first Kybella treatment. Depending on the distribution of submental fat and the patient’s personal goals, Dr. Anita will determine how many treatments are recommended. Patients should not receive more than six total treatments.
Kybella is used to improve the appearance of submental fullness in adults.
Kybella works to destroy fat cells using synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat.
Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells, and once destroyed, those cells can no longer accumulate or store fat. Once your desired aesthetic is reached, further treatment is not expected.
Kybella is a nonsurgical way to reduce double chins, or submental fullness, and is generally very satisfying when the recommended number of treatments are completed.