In the past, the only way to get rid of a double chin was with surgery. Fortunately, today there’s a new way. Our Kybella treatments are revolutionary treatments that make it possible to slenderize your jaw and reduce your double chin – all without surgery.
The First & Only Injectable
Double Chin Treatment
Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable designed to improve the appearance of your double chin. Its active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally-occurring molecule that breaks down fat. When this medicine is injected into the area underneath your chin, it destroys the unwanted fat cells. Your body then removes the targeted cells through its natural elimination process, allowing your contoured new facial appearance to emerge over time.
Benefits of KYBELLA:
- Results in as little as a few weeks
- Completely non-invasive procedure
- No incisions, downtime or recovery period
- Fat cells are eliminated indefinitely and will not regenerate
- May completely refresh your appearance by redefining the jawline
What to expect during
Your Kybella procedure will take place in one of our relaxing treatment rooms. To begin, we will administer a topical anesthetic to prevent any discomfort and ensure that your experience is as pleasant as possible.
From there, we will place a grid over the treatment area, which will guide the injection process. Using a tiny needle, we will then inject the medication directly into the excess volume beneath your chin, where it will work to destroy your unwanted fat cells.
A completely non-invasive treatment, you’ll be free to resume your normal daily routine immediately after your Kybella treatment. However, you may experience some swelling and bruising at the injection site. If you feel any pain, simply take an over-the-counter pain reliever to manage the discomfort. Over time, your body will clear away the fat cells that were targeted by Kybella, and your more contoured jawline will emerge. Contact us today to find out if Kybella is the right treatment for you!
Frequently Asked Questions:
ARE THERE ANY RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH KYBELLA?
Clinical trials have shown that Kybella is a very safe treatment. With that said, in rare cases complications can arise. For example, there’s a very small chance that Kybella injections can damage the tissue or nerves in the treatment area, weakening the facial muscles and causing an asymmetrical appearance. However, this risk is very unlikely when your injections are performed by a trained and experienced medical provider, like at Chesapeake Laser and Skin Center.
IS KYBELLA RIGHT FOR YOU?
An extremely safe treatment, almost anyone over the age of 18 who suffers from a double chin can benefit from Kybella. With that said, if you’re pregnant or nursing, have an active infection, are taking blood thinners or have experienced difficulty swallowing, you won’t be considered a candidate for this procedure.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Kybella is comprised of deoxycholic acid, which breaks down and absorbs dietary fat. When Kybella shots are injected into subcutaneous fat, the underlying fat cells are destroyed and cannot rejuvenate.
HOW IS IT ADMINISTERED?
Kybella chin reduction is injected subcutaneously using an area-adjusted dose. One treatment can consist of up to 20-30 tiny injections. Because the procedure relies on the natural process of fat breakdown, several treatments may be needed once a month.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Pain is always relative, but most patients report only mild discomfort at the beginning of the procedure that subsides as the treatment progresses. Most people find an over-the-counter pain reliever is adequate to relieve any discomfort post-procedure. During subsequent treatment sessions, the level of discomfort lessens with the majority of patients.