Kybella®

What is Kybella?

For many people going through the effort of losing weight, the double chin is a difficult area to get rid of. This double chin treatment – derived from deoxycholic acid, a substance found naturally in the body – is used to improve this moderate to severe submental (space between the head and the neck) fullness. Kybella is a great alternative to invasive procedures (such as liposuction). It is quick, non-invasive, and requires little to no downtime.

Why Kybella?

  • Improves double chins
  • Non-invasive
  • Quick, with no downtime

What are the treatment areas? What does it feel like?

Small injections are administered into the fat of the submental region under the chin. Only minimal discomfort is experienced.

How long does one treatment take and how many treatments are recommended?

A single treatment lasts 15-20 minutes. Typically, multiple treatments are required, spaced 1 month apart. Complimentary consultations are available to discuss the estimated amount of Kybella needed, as well as a general estimate of the treatment cost.

Are there any side effects?

For more information, please see the “Kybella consent form” in the box to the right. Our licensed skincare experts will sit down with you to discuss all aspects of the treatment and ensure that it aligns with your goals. They will also work with you to minimize discomfort and/or side effects during and after the treatment. Possible side effects include:

  • Temporary tenderness or numbness
  • Swelling, bruising, or redness

These can be reduced by using ice packs before and after the procedure.

When can I expect to see results?

You can see improvement in 1 month, and the peak effect is reached in 2 months.

What pre- and post-care is required?

Pre-care:

  • Avoid aspirin, Advil, Aleve, and fish oil for 1 week.

Post-care:

  • Ice and take anti-inflammatory as needed.

What are the possible side effects?

For more information, please see the “Kybella consent form” in the box to the right. Our licensed skin care experts will work with you to minimize discomfort and/or side effects.

  • Temporary tenderness or numbness
  • Swelling, bruising, or redness

These can be reduced by using ice packs before and after the procedure.

Am I a Candidate and how do I get started?

Kybella is a safe treatment for both men and women over the age of 18 who do not have excessively loose skin in the neck and chin area. It is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women, or if there is an injection at the injection site.

Contact us below to learn more about how we can reduce double chins with this treatment, or submit an online consultation form to get started.

It should be noted that this treatment is not a weight-loss treatment, nor is it equivalent to liposuction or other plastic surgery. We do have a weight loss program, led by our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and supervised by our M.D.

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