Do you suffer from fullness beneath your chin, also known as a double-chin? KYBELLA can help eliminate this fullness, forever! According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 67% of people claimed the fat beneath their chin bothered them.
Call us at (207) 387-7173 to schedule a consultation to see if you are a candidate for this life changing treatment.
Common Questions about KYBELLA®
Aging, genetics, and weight gain are common causes of double-chin or submental fat. KYBELLA is the only FDA-approved injection available to help improve the appearance of moderate to severe submental fat by permanently destroying fat cells.
KYBELLA is injected into the fat beneath your chin where it destroys fat cells. Once the fat cells are destroyed it isn’t possible for the cell to store or accumulate fat. Kybella is made from deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Once the fat is destroyed at the treatment area it is then cleared by the body’s natural metabolism.
Our Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner will determine the number of treatments during your consultation, where the amount of submental fat and your desired outcome will be evaluated. On average, 3-6 treatments are needed, spaced no less than 4 weeks apart. Everyone is evaluated and treatment on an individual basis, therefore your treatment may vary from this.
Kybella is injected in the office and it usually takes 30 minutes. You will receive a series of injections into the chin during each session. You will be given an ice pack to apply immediately after but it is recommended you have additional ice or ice packs at home to continue applying to the chin.
You are able to perform your usual activities after treatment, but you are likely to experience swelling to your chin so you should plan work and social events accordingly. Swelling typically lasts 48-72 hours, with the worst swelling experienced during the first 48 hours. You may also experience redness, numbness, bruising, and mild discomfort or pain.