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What is Kybella

As we get older, we may notice our skin begins to behave differently than in our younger days. One of the most common areas affected by this aging is the spot directly under the chin, which may start to sag or swell as fat begins storing there. Luckily, a prescription medicine called Kybella® exists to eradicate this problem, and it can be completed in as little as 15 minutes by a Collins Advanced Dermatology Institute provider.

Kybella is a prescription medication used in adults to improve the appearance of moderate to severe submental fat – also referred to as the “double chin”— in this area. Each injection is comprised of synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Once injected, Kybella begins to destroy fat cells under the chin, resulting in a very noticeable decrease in the size of your submental fullness. After a few treatments (no more than 6), the destroyed fat cells under your chin can no longer accumulate fat. At this point, most patients remark that their “double chin” has all but disappeared.

Before receiving Kybella, we will first examine your chin and neck area, to determine how Kybella can improve your submental concerns. After this assessment, we’ll tailor a special Kybella treatment plan for you, based on the amount of submental fat you have, and of course, your aesthetic profile goals. The Kybella treatment itself is administered in several small injections under the chin in every session. Each of session takes about 15-20 minutes. As every person’s situation is different, the number of treatments needed to eliminate your submental fat also differs. However, the majority of patients received one to six treatments, each taken at least one month apart.

If you’re bothered or made self-conscious by the submental fullness under your chin, consider a treatment like Kybella. Ask your dermatologist at Collins Advanced Dermatology Institute if Kybella is right for you. For all of your aesthetic or medical skin care needs, call us or book an appointment online.