Kybella is a revolutionary non-surgical method designed to address excess fat below the chin (medically known as submental fat). A powerful way to combat a double chin, Kybella injectable treatments melt fat and can dramatically improve the contour of the jawline. With little downtime required, Kybella is quickly becoming New York’s popular alternative to neck liposuction, the mechanical vacuum-suction technique used to remove fat. Most impressively, Kybella offers patients long-lasting results without surgery.
Kybella’s active ingredient is similar to deoxycholic acid, a substance the body naturally produces that helps absorb fat. Using a fine needle, your doctor will inject a small amount of Kybella into the fatty area below the chin. After Kybella is injected, fat cells are targeted and permanently destroyed. Over the course of about a month, the dead fat cells will be removed via the body’s own elimination process. The results will begin to show a few weeks after the injection.
Treatments are quick and can be performed in under 30 minutes. Up to 30 injections can be given during a single treatment. This is done under local anesthesia, making the injection process virtually painless and eliminating any need to general anesthesia. The number of treatments depends on each patient’s unique case; on average, two to six sessions are recommended for optimal results.
Kybella has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat moderate to severe submental fullness (a double chin) and can be injected under the chin.
A double chin is one of the most common aesthetic concerns among both men and women and affects individuals of all ages. The ideal candidate for Kybella injections is in good health and is seeking a non-surgical way to reduce fat beneath the chin and improve jowl definition.
Kybella treatments are considered safe and effective, but may not be appropriate for everybody. Kybella may not be the best solution for those with expansive amounts of fat. In addition, the treatment will not address loose skin or improve muscle tone.
During your consultation, one of our board-certified doctors will evaluate your neck and the overall condition of your skin and determine the best way to decrease the appearance of double chin and to achieve better definition along the jawline. If you are interested in Kybella treatments, contact Goldenberg Dermatology New York office to schedule a full consultation.
Reviewed by Dr. Goldenberg