An innovative treatment for submental fullness.

What is submental fullness?

It is sometimes referred to as "double chin," and is a common yet under-treated facial aesthetic condition that can affect both women and men. Causes may include: aging, genetics, and weight gain. Sometimes, no matter how much you diet or exercise, the condition may not go away, and can make you look older and heavier than you actually are.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved non-surgical treatment that can contour and improve the appearance of submental fullness. It is a 15-20 minute in-office treatment that is customized to help you achieve your treatment goals. Kybella destroys fat cells when injected into the fat beneath your chin. Once the aesthetic goal is achieved, re-treatment is not expected.

What are the side effects?

The most common side effects include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. You may take an over the counter pain reliever before your appointment. After treatment, apply ice or a cold pack to the treatment area for 10-15 minutes, as needed. 

How does Kybella work?

The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.

How many treatments will I need?

Many patients treated with Kybella experience visible contouring of their chin profile in 2 to 4 treatments (4-6 weeks apart). Some people require up to 6 treatments to achieve results. Once your chin profile has improved, you may not need to be treated with Kybella again. 

Is there downtime?

For most patients, downtime was minimal and occurred most commonly after the first treatment session. When scheduling your treatments, keep your social plans and work commitments in mind.


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