Among the treatments Contour Dermatology offers to improve your jawline and reduce your double chin is non-surgical FDA-approved KYBELLA™ (deoxycholic acid) injections.
This treatment contours and improves the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin.”
- No downtime
- Long lasting results
- FDA approved
- Reduces fat under the chin
Kybella Destroys Double Chin Fat Cells
KYBELLA offers promise that you really can keep your chin up. The injectable contains deoxycholic acid which specifically targets and destroys fat cells in the under-chin area.
Our bodies naturally produce deoxycholic acid to help with the absorption of fats.
An injection of KYBELLA™ introduces additional deoxycholic acid to break down the outer layer of fat cells under the chin whereupon your body naturally eliminates them. Submental fat basically melts away. Once destroyed, those cells can no longer store or accumulate fat.
“I’ve been performing tumescent liposuction for under chin contouring for years with great results and I’m excited to be able to offer patients a non-surgical option,” said Timothy Jochen, M.D.“In my opinion, the best patient for this procedure is someone who has a small pocket of fat with fairly tight skin. In this indication, it will have amazing results,” he said.
Actual Kybella Patient Before & After Photos
68% of Consumers Are Bothered by “Double Chin”
Submental fullness can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain. Reducing the fat under the chin is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.
According to a survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, nearly as many consumers are bothered by submental fullness (68%) as by lines and wrinkles around the eyes (71%).
Simple, Outpatient Procedure
Each in-office KYBELLA treatment session typically takes 15-20 minutes. It’s injected directly into the fat pocket and requires multiple injections in the same visit.
Treatment plans are customized and may include up to six visits spaced approximately one month apart. It all depends on your esthetic goals.
Patients typically experience visible results after two to four sessions. Once esthetic results have been achieved, the results are permanent and retreatment is not required for maintenance.
Safe and Effective
A global study has proven KYBELLA to be safe and effective. In over 20 clinical studies involving more than 2,600 patients, 1,600 of whom were treated with KYBELLA, the most common side effects were swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and formation of areas of hardness in the treatment area.
However, the incidence and severity of most side effects decreased with subsequent KYBELLA treatments.
Contact us to find out if KYBELLA™ might be right for you.