What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is an injectable treatment that can eliminate excess submental fullness, also known as a double chin. It is made up of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in our bodies that helps to break down and absorb excess fat cells. Kybella® is FDA approved as a nonsurgical solution to eliminate moderate to severe submental fullness.
During treatment, Kybella® will be injected into multiple areas of the double chin using a fine needle. Most patients will need to receive a series of 2-3 injections spaced about a month apart to see optimal results.
Who is a Candidate?
If you are tired of living with a stubborn double chin that cannot be eliminated with diet and exercise, Kybella® may be right for you. Kybella is meant for patients 18 years of age or older who are in good general health and who are not pregnant or breastfeeding. A consultation with one of our dermatologists can help to determine if this treatment option is right for you.
Recovery and Results
Because Kybella® is a nonsurgical treatment, there is no downtime required. Patients may experience some swelling, bruising, or numbness under the chin which will resolve with time. Patients who receive Kybella® injections do not usually need any further treatment to correct their double chin.
If you are located in the Seattle area and are interested in Kybella® treatments to eliminate your stubborn double chin, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.