Looking to reduce your double chin or simply improve the appearance of your chin profile and jawline? You may be a good candidate for Kybella®, the safe and effective treatment for removing unwanted fat around the chin and jawline.
The Kybella injection is the first and only FDA-approved non-surgical, injectable treatment that contours and improves the look of this submental fullness by destroying fat cells.* Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”, is a common facial aesthetic condition in both men and women that can often make you look older and heavier than you are.
Facts About Fat Under the Chin
According to a survey conducted by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, 67% of men and women say they are bothered by the fat underneath their chin. Fat under the chin area can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain. Submental fullness is often resistant to diet and exercise alone, making it a challenging area to target. Whether you’ve had this trouble area all your life or have developed it over the years, Kybella is effective for the long-term removal of fat.Request An Appointment
How does Kybella work?
Kybella removes moderate to severe pockets of unwanted fat underneath the chin by injecting the targeted area with a formulation made of synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into areas of unwanted submental fullness, deoxycholic acid destroys fat cells so they can no longer be stored. No incisions required!
Is Kybella safe?
Kybella has been FDA-approved since 2015 and is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified medical provider.
What can I expect during Kybella treatment?
During the treatment, your medical provider will mark multiple injection sites under your chin. Before administering the injections, a topical anesthetic is applied to reduce any discomfort. The number of injections needed is all dependent on the amount of fat under your chin and desired results. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body’s natural metabolism without any pain or discomfort.
Is there any downtime?
Typically, the downtime after a Kybella treatment is minimal after the first treatment and gets better after each subsequent treatment with less side effects occurring. You can return to your normal daily activities after your appointment. The active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, continues to break down fat deposits after your appointment without any pain or discomfort.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
Your medical provider will help you determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Many patients experience visible results in two to four treatment sessions. Up to six treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart.
How long until you can see the results?
Kybella results are gradual and take approximately three to four months from the time of the first appointment to achieve maximum results. It takes times for your body to eliminate the fat cells through the lymphatic system. In a clinical trial, 82.4% of patients reported significant improvement in their appearance of undergoing Kybella to reduce submental fullness.
Can Kybella be used on other areas of the body?
Currently, Kybella is only FDA-approved to treat and contour submental fat in adults.
How long does Kybella last?
Once you have achieved your aesthetic goals with Kybella, you will not need to undergo re-treatment of the area as long as a healthy weight is maintained. Since Kybella permanently destroys subcutaneous fat cells, fat no longer accumulates in the same area.
Are there are any side effects to Kybella?
Side effects of Kybella are mild and usually resolve without intervention within 24-48 hours after the time of treatment and typically include slight swelling, redness and numbness.
How long does a Kybella treatment take?
Kybella appointments are fairly quick and only require about an hour to complete, making it an easy “lunch break” procedure.
How do I know if I am a candidate?
Kybella is recommended for both men and women who want to reduce the fat under their chin and improve their chin profile without the use of surgery.
However, Kybella is not recommended for all patients. Patients with prominent platysmal bands (two muscles that begin at the base of your neck and run up through the jaw) or those with excessive skin laxity may not achieve optimal results with Kybella.
During an initial consultation, you will meet with our expert Medical Staff where we will review your medical history, talk about your concerns and let you know what type of results you can expect from Kybella, including which filler is recommended for you.
Why Tribeca MedSpa?
Since 2006, our team of award-winning Physician Assistants and Medical Aestheticians has been led by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gerald D. Ginsberg, with Dr. Michele Anzilotti, Board Certified Dermatologist, joining in 2022. Together they ensure that we remain at the forefront of medical advances and anti-aging innovations that transform skin health and body aesthetics.
With locations in Tribeca and the Upper East Side (SkinLab by Tribeca MedSpa), we focus on comprehensive, results-oriented, and highly customized skincare and body contouring treatments that promote optimal health. We tailor our premium services to meet the specific, personal concerns of our discerning clients – so you always see your best reflection in the mirror.