Submental fullness, often referred to as a “double chin” is a common concern in both men and women. The extra pocket of fat beneath the chin can be caused by aging, genetics or weight fluctuations that lead to a softer jawline and chin which leaves a less-defined profile. For some individuals no matter how much they diet and exercise, the double chin does not go away, which can in turn make them look “heavier” and older than their actual age.
Kybella is the first and only FDA approved injectable drug indicated for the improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults. When Kybella is injected into the subcutaneous fat, it causes the destruction of fat cells or adipocytes. Once destroyed those fat cells cannot store or accumulate fat. When you schedule a consult we will be able to customize a treatment plan to meet your aesthetic goals for an improved chin profile. The number of treatments is dependent on your aesthetic goals, it usually can take two to six sessions. The most common reactions after treatment are swelling, bruising, discomfort, numbness and erythema which are temporary.