The Kybella (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”.
We here at Bella Body work with you to design a customized treatment plan to help you improve your chin profile. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatment sessions, spaced at least one month apart. Up to six treatments may be administered.
Kybella has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, 1,600 of which have been treated with Kybella.
Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin,” is a common, yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition. Visually submental fullness can detract from an otherwise balanced and harmonious facial appearance, leading to an older and heavier look. Submental fullness can impact a broad range of adults, including both women and men, and can be caused by aging, genetics and weight gain. According to a 2014 survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), over two-thirds of consumers are bothered by submental fullness, almost as many as those bothered by lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
Kybella is a non-human and non-animal formulation of deoxycholic acid that when injected into subcutaneous fat, causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat anymore. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with Kybella ™ is not expected.
Kybella is now also being used to treat stubborn pockets of body fat. Traditionally, procedures such as liposuction and fat reduction devices have been used methods to treat excess fat. However, here at Bella Body Medical Spa, body contouring with Kybella is a non-invasive, non-surgical option that offers less downtime for the patient.
Kybella is a possible treatment option for the following areas: jowls, submental, upper arms, bra roll, male chest, abdomen, love handles, inner thigh, outer thigh, back of the thigh, inner knees, above the knee, calves, and ankle. Click here to learn more about Kybella for body contouring.
Treatment & Results
Your specialist will create a tailored treatment plan based on your chin profile. At each treatment, multiple small injections under your chin will be administered. You may receive up to six treatment sessions, spaced at least one month apart. Many patients see visible results after two to four Kybella ™ treatments. At the end of the process, your chin will look sculpted and more youthful.
Post-treatment, you may experience some mild pain, swelling and bruising or redness. These symptoms should dissipate after a few days and you should be able to resume your regular activities immediately.
Prior to your first treatment you may be treated with a topical numbing cream or ice pack to ease the pain during the injections. After treatment, we may suggest some restrictions on food beverages and activity. However, none of these will have major impact and patients typically resume everyday activities almost immediately.
Tired of looking in the mirror and seeing submental fullness? Call Bella Body today for your complimentary consultation! Say goodbye to that double chin forever!