Kybella is an injectable drug that works to destroy submental fat, fat cells below the chin, removing the appearance of a “double chin” and improving one’s profile. It is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of sub mental fullness.
How Kybella Works
Kybella is composed of synthetic deoxycholic acid that works to break up and destroy fat cells, stopping the cells’ ability to store and accumulate fat.
Am I a Kybella candidate?
To determine if Kybella is right for you, please schedule a consultation with our office. At your consultation, Dr. Critelli will customize your treatment regimen depending on the amount of fat under the chin and your desired results.
What should I expect from a Kybella treatment?
After anesthetizing and marking the treatment area, a temporary skin-marking injection grid will be applied. You will then receive multiple small injections under your chin with the overall process generally taking about 15 to 20 minutes. Ice or cold with a wrap compression packs will be applied following treatment to enhance comfort and reduce swelling.
How many treatments will I need?
The amount of treatments needed will be individualized and determined by Dr. Critelli at your consultation depending on the amount of submental fat and your desired profile results. Treatment sessions are typically spaced four to eight weeks apart. The usual is 2 to 3 treatments.
What should I expect after a Kybella treatment?
After a Kybella treatment, most patients experience swelling, bruising, and/or temporary numbness around the treatment area. Other common side effects include redness, pain, and tenderness. Other possible side effects will be discussed at your consultation.
Advantages of Kybella
- Reduces the appearance of one’s double chin
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Improves one’s profile to his or her desired look
- Tightens skin of neck
- Results are Permanent!
Results have been amazing! Please see “Before and After” photos. These are actual patients from our practice.