Kybella FAQ

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Have you tried to unsuccessfully eliminate your double chin with diet and exercise? Do you want to refine your profile and look younger? Are you frustrated with localized submental fullness (submental fat), but hope to avoid surgery? If you answered yes, then Kybella injections may be an ideal solution!

To determine if this nonsurgical double chin treatment is right for you, read on for the most common Kybella FAQ.

What Is Kybella?

Kybella is an injectable treatment that’s FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe submental fullness – also known as a double chin. The procedure is nonsurgical, performed in an office setting, and requires zero-downtime.

How Does Kybella Treat Double Chin?

The key ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid that naturally occurs in the intestine and breaks-down dietary fat.

When injected into fatty tissue under the chin, Kybella targets and destroys unwanted fat cells, which are gradually cleared through detoxification channels.

Is Kybella Right for Me?

If you are a healthy adult, who’s bothered by unwanted fat under your chin, then Kybella may be right for you. The injectable is also an excellent option for patients who wish to slim their neck and refine their profile without surgery or recovery.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Most patients can achieve optimal submental fat reduction with 2-6 treatments, spaced 1 month apart.

With that being said, an in-person consultation and customized treatment plan will outline the recommended number of sessions based on your concerns and goals.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Kybella?

When performed by a leading injector and board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Hayre, Kybella is a very safe and effective double chin treatment.

The most common side effects include mild and temporary swelling, bruising, tenderness, numbness, redness, and hardening of the treatment area. These effects typically resolve on their own, without issue.

How Long Do Kybella Results Last?

One of the key advantages of Kybella is that it offers permanent results. Unlike weight loss, which simply shrinks fat cells, Kybella destroys and eliminates unwanted submental fat.

As long as patients maintain a fairly stable weight, they can enjoy Kybella results for years to come.

Learn More About Kybella Double Chin Treatment

If you are considering Kybella, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nicole Hayre.