Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for adults that improves the appearance of moderate to severe fat below the chin as well as other areas of the body. Slimming down stubborn fat is one of the top cosmetic goals for many adults. Because we are genetically programmed to accumulate fat in places like our chins, unwanted fat is an inherited trait that is difficult to address through diet and exercise. The appearance of unwanted fat can also be increased by aging or weight gain. That’s why Kybella® is such a great option; it offers convenience and long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing results.
Kybella® is an innovative approach to facial contouring that destroys fat cells for a more sculpted appearance. Because the treatment has little to no downtime involved, it’s an excellent alternative to liposuction. With Kybella®, patients can enjoy a more refined chin and neck area that is both attractive and more sculpted. Following your treatment, the treated area will gradually become slimmer as your body metabolizes the affected fat cells. A series of 4-6 treatments can reveal a stronger, better-defined profile in just 6-8 months.
Kybella® is a non-surgical injectable treatment alternative that permanently destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin. Also known as deoxycholic acid, Kybella® is a natural substance that dissolves fat in your body. It is clinically proven to reduce submental fat (the stubborn fat pocket under the chin) by destroying fat cells upon injection. Kybella® will not address significant skin laxity, such as a “turkey neck” or loose jowls.
Although Kybella® is only FDA-approved for submental fat reduction under the chin, this injection works beautifully in other areas prone to stubborn fat. At SKIN FIVE, we like to say, “If you can pinch it, you can treat it!”
In addition to being the go-to treatment for a double chin, Kybella® is now also being used for getting rid of unwanted fat in other areas of the body! Popular treatment areas for men include the upper back and the flank. Injections typically take less than 30 minutes!
SKIN FIVE will create a comprehensive treatment plan that will be tailored specifically to your needs, designed to meet your goals and exceed your expectations.
A Kybella® treatment session generally lasts 15-30 minutes. Most of the time is used to take progress pictures and review after-care instructions. Anywhere from 20-50 areas can be marked for treatment under the chin. The injections are usually about 1 centimeter apart. Additional treatment sessions are typically spaced 1-2 months apart to achieve the desired results.
Immediately after treatment, patients can expect:
– Temporary numbness at the site of injection
Rarer side effects include:
– Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
– Skin ulceration
– Temporary nerve injury
– Temporary or permanent beard hair loss
You might not be a good candidate if you have had or are planning to have facial surgery if you have trouble swallowing, or have an infection or medical condition in or near the planned injection site. Please discuss any existing medical conditions (such as bleeding problems) and planned procedures on your neck, face or chin prior to receiving any injections.
Treatments only take about 15-30 minutes each with little to no downtime for the face and can be scheduled with other face services.
Kybella® is FDA-approved to treat small or larger submental fat deposits to contour the chin and jawline. It can be used off-label to treat fatty deposits around the elbow, lower buttocks, back, inner knees and lower belly.
Patients should expect visible improvements after their first treatment, with full results ready within about 6-8 months. Kybella® permanently destroys fat cells, which do not grow back.
At SKIN FIVE, we provide best-in-class treatment rooms equipped with complimentary wi-fi so you can plug into your favorite playlist or continue your Netflix binge. You choose.
Most of our patients dress in their workout clothing for comfort. We suggest wearing comfortable clothing and will provide robes or disposable clothing if requested. On any special oral or topical medications? Just let us know when you schedule your appointment and we will let you know how to prepare.
The best candidate is an adult 18 years or older in good general health with moderate to severe fat beneath the chin. Before any treatment, our SKIN FIVE providers perform a full body assessment to learn about your concerns and design a treatment plan that aligns with your goals.
SKIN FIVE offers a unique discount program called HIGH FIVE membership. Members receive a 15% discount on all services and products while their membership is active.
Most of our patients report feeling no more than a mild burning sensation. We encourage our patients to take a pain reliever immediately before the treatment to help relieve any pain in the treatment area. If you have any issues or concerns, just ask your SKIN FIVE provider.
“Oftentimes, a double chin is genetic even on those who are naturally thin. Dissolver is such a great, non-invasive way to add structure and definition to the face.”
SKIN FIVE Provider, Century City