Do you have some extra fullness beneath your chin? For some, this is a facial feature that has been around their entire life. For others, this is something that developed over the years or even something you noticed recently. This is a condition called submental fullness, which some people refer to as “double chin.” At Skin & Laser Surgery Center of New England, we offer Kybella, a treatment geared towards improving this area of your face.
What is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance of their profile. This treatment targets the moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” Much like Botox or Dermal Fillers, Kybella treatment are injections under the chin to target your excess fat.
Am I a Good Candidate for KYBELLA®?
If you relate to any of the following conditions below, KYBELLA®might be right for you.
- You are unhappy about the appearance of fat under your chin.
- Surgery is an option you would like to avoid.
- Despite healthy eating and exercise practices, this submental fullness remains
Benefits of Kybella
- Short treatment time
- No downtime after treatment
- No anesthesia necessary
- Fast results within a few weeks
- Restores face and neck profile
At Skin & Laser Surgery Center of New England, we tailor your treatment to your aesthetic goals. Once you come in for your consultation, it is a relatively quick treatment, taking approximately 20 minutes to administer the injections. The exact number of injections will vary from patient to patient and is determined by the amount of fat found underneath the chin and your overall aesthetic goals.
Dr. Khatri shows the simple in-office Kybella treatment. Kybella injections are quick, with most patients completing their treatment within 20 minutes.
How Many KYBELLA® Treatment Sessions will I need?
The number of Kybella treatment sessions also varies from patient to patient. Every individual has a different chin profile and many patients seek different goals. Most patients require 3-4 treatment sessions held a month apart for optimal results.
At Skin & Laser Surgery Center of New England, we understand the desire to have a more appealing facial profile. We are willing to hear your concerns and tailor treatment plans to your overall goals.
Possible KYBELLA®Side Effects
Some patients have experienced swelling, bruising, pain, numbing, and redness in the location of injection, very similar to Botox and Dermal Fillers injections. These side effects have been found to be temporary and often resolve on their own.
Is Kybella Permanent?
Kybella is a solution that helps your body to break down the naturally eliminate unwanted submental fat. Over the course of 4 weeks following your treatment, your body will continue to naturally expel these fat calls, and as a result, will leave you with a noticeably thinner jawline.
It is important to know that Kybella can not prevent future fat from forming and that patients are encouraged to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prolong results.