A well-defined chin and jawline is a desirable facial feature for men and women. KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine that improves the appearance and profile of the jawline by eliminating extra fat below the chin, also called submental fat or “double chin.” Prior to Kybella, patients needed surgical liposuction to achieve their desired chin and jawline appearance. Kybella is a breakthrough non-surgical treatment that can significantly reduce the appearance of a double chin with a series of injections.
Kybella’s active ingredient is synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that helps breakdown and absorb fat. When injected under the chin, it destroys fat cells which are then flushed from the body. Once destroyed, these cells are unable to store or accumulate fat, permanently eliminating your double chin. FDA-approved and on the market since 2015, Kybella injections can provide you with a desired well-defined chin and jawline.
Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for permanently eradicating the unwanted fat the sits below your chin, also known as submental fat or “double chin”. Kybella is a non-surgical option that destroys fat cells to help achieve a more defined jawline and profile. Once these cells are destroyed, they can no longer collect or accumulate fat, permanently eliminating your double chin. Further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
Kybella injections are safe and effective. It is important that Kybella injections are administered by a trained and experienced provider who follows the manufacture protocol.
Before starting treatment with Kybella, your provider will do a detailed consult and assessment to decide if Kybella is a good treatment option for you. If you are a good candidate, the treatment plan will be specifically tailored to you based on the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals.
Melissa is an expert aesthetic provider with over 8 years of injecting experience. She is devoted to providing a comprehensive and personalized approach when caring for her patient’s cosmetic needs. Melissa loves the artistic nature of injecting and specializes in techniques that help patients enhance their natural beauty. She regularly attends cosmetic dermatology conferences and workshops to stay up to date on the latest techniques.
Each treatment session involves a series of injections, which follow a grid pattern that is marked on the treatment area before the procedure starts. The number of injections varies from patient to patient.
The number of treatment sessions will vary based on the amount of fat under the chin and your treatment goals. On average, patients require between 3 and 6 treatment sessions. Treatments are typically done at 6 weeks apart. Your provider will tailor a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells under the chin. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After reaching your desired aesthetic result with a series of treatments, further treatment is not expected.
If possible, one week prior to your treatment, avoid taking aspirin, NSAID medications (Advil, Motrin, Aleve or Ibuprofen), gingko biloba, vitamin E or fish oil supplements. These agents may increase bleeding and bruising at the injection site. You will likely have swelling, bruising and numbness under your chin following the procedure. Swelling is a common part of the recovery time following the procedure so we recommend waiting to schedule important social events at least 3 weeks following the procedure. If bruising does occur, we recommend using DerMend bruise cream until bruising has resolved.
After treatment, icing the treatments areas on and off for the remainder of the day is advisable. It is recommended to avoid working out for at least 24 hours.