Double chin is a common worry for both men and women. KYBELLA® is the first FDA-approved, non-surgical double chin treatment. As you age, it is not uncommon for the profile of your neck to lose its firmness. Many patients experience a buildup of excess fat below their chins, as a result of weight gain, aging, and collagen loss. This excess fat below the chin is called submental fat. If you have ever felt self-conscious about excess fat under your chin, you may benefit from KYBELLA® injections that may help visibly diminish submental fat.

What is KYBELLA®?

KYBELLA® is an FDA-approved injection that can help improve the appearance of moderate-to-severe submental fat. KYBELLA® is made of deoxycholic acid, which is an acid that is naturally produced by your body. With age, the natural production of deoxycholic acid slows, which results in your body being less efficient at absorbing fats. KYBELLA® injections are a cytolytic drug, which is used to destroy specific cells. In this case, KYBELLA® is scientifically designed to target and kill troublesome fat cells under the chin. With years of experience and expertise, our dermatologists carefully administer KYBELLA® injections so that only fat cells are targeted, leaving any other healthy cells undamaged.

When KYBELLA® injections are successfully administered, they target and destroy the fat cells under the chin that cause excess submental fat. Re-treatment is, in most cases, not needed because once these fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer re-enter the body, which means that many patients experience long-term improvements and reduction in their submental fat.

What can I expect from a KYBELLA® treatment?

KYBELLA® injections can provide the same improvements as surgery without the associated discomfort or pain. Depending on the severity of your case, the total number of KYBELLA® injections needed will fluctuate. Multiple KYBELLA® injections are needed to yield the best results. A typical KYBELLA® treatment ranges from two to six injections spread out over a number of months. The average length of a KYBELLA® treatment is fifteen to twenty minutes but varies depending on the number of KYBELLA® injections needed.

The majority of patients noticed improvements in their submental fat after two to four KYBELLA® treatments. Our dermatologists will discuss your personal case and can tailor your KYBELLA® treatment to your personal needs and goals in order to ensure the highest rate of success. After your KYBELLA® injections, you may experience slight symptoms of bruising, numbness, inflammation, or pain. These side effects, for most patients, do not last long, and many patients are able to return to their daily routine shortly after KYBELLA® injections.

Am I a candidate for KYBELLA® injections?

The majority of patients are candidates for KYBELLA® injections, and the ideal patient would be a healthy adult who would like to improve moderate-to-severe excess submental fat. Women who are pregnant or nursing are not eligible to receive KYBELLA® injections, and patients who have a history of severe allergic reactions or an allergy to any component of KYBELLA® are also not eligible to receive KYBELLA® injections. For maximum results, it is suggested that you maintain your current weight, as to avoid any further creation of excess fat.

How can I learn more about KYBELLA® injections?

Our dermatologists would be glad to discuss KYBELLA® injections with you. To request a personal consultation with our dermatologists to discuss KYBELLA® injections, please request an appointment online or call 212.838.0270.

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