Do you have some extra fullness beneath your chin? Maybe it’s something you’ve had your whole life, something that developed over the years, or something you noticed recently. This is a condition called submental fullness, which some people refer to as “double chin.” KYBELLA® may help improve your chin profile.
67 % OF PEOPLE SURVEYED SAID THEY ARE BOTHERED BY THE FAT BENEATH THEIR CHIN (Source: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 2015)
You don’t have to be overweight to have fullness under your chin. And sometimes, no matter how much you exercise or diet, the condition may not go away.
Kybella is a first-of-its-kind nonsurgical injectable treatment for adults with submental fullness that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. Kybella is a prescription medicine and is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”
The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, and once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. This results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved chin profile.
When injected into fat under the chin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After reaching your desired aesthetic, further treatment is not expected.
Treatment can be administered by any of the six Kybella-trained providers here at Franklin Dermatology Group. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired chin profile. Your Franklin Dermatology Group provider will create a tailored treatment plan based on your chin profile.
Ready to see if Kybella is right for you? Call Franklin Dermatology Group at (615) 711-1881 for immediate assistance or use the short form below get in touch with one of our patient care coordinators. We look forward to hearing from you!