Is your chin taking over your profile?
Maybe that extra fullness beneath your chin is something you’ve had your whole life, something that developed over the years, or something you noticed recently. This may be a condition called submental fullness, or “double chin.”
Submental fullness can be caused by weight gain, genetics, or aging. If you’re bothered, you’re not alone. 1 in 4 adults surveyed online was bothered by their double chin. Diet and exercise alone may not help.
At Laser & Mohs Dermatology of New York, we have a solution for you: KYBELLA® Cosmetic Treatments. KYBELLA® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that permanently destroys fat cells when injected under the chin for an improved profile. Multiple injections are given under the chin per treatment. Typically, 3 to 6 treatments are required and are given at least one month apart.
Kybella before and after photos:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES KYBELLA® WORK?
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® permanently destroys fat cells. Once they’re gone, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. Your body’s natural metabolism then processes the fat cleared from the treatment area.
WHAT IS KYBELLA® MADE FROM?
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps break down fat.
IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?
We can’t determine that without seeing you in the office for a consultation. Let’s schedule an appointment so you can learn more about KYBELLA® treatment.
KYBELLA® permanently destroys fat cells where injected under the chin in adults with moderate to severe submental fat, also called a double chin.
Although results are noticeable, they are not immediate. We generally start with 2 treatments in our office and then assess your results from there. Each treatment is at least 1 month apart. Together, you and Dr. Quintana will tailor a treatment plan for you based on the amount of fat under your chin and your aesthetic goals.
WILL THE INJECTIONS HURT?
There may be pain associated with a KYBELLA® injection. Before treatment, Dr. Quintana may use cold packs or local anesthesia to help make you more comfortable.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
You may likely have swelling. In clinical studies, most of the swelling was mild or moderate and lasted a median of 11 days.
The swelling generally became less severe and happened less often with each following treatment session in clinical studies.
WHAT ARE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?
Besides swelling, other common side effects are bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. Talk to Dr. Quintana to discuss any questions or concerns about managing side effects.