Kybella Injectable Treatment
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an injectable drug made of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that targets and destroys fat cells. This injectable treatment is used to reduce fat in the chin area, eliminating the unattractive “double chin” effect.
At Aesthetic Dermatology in Cynwyd, IL, our doctors use this FDA-approved injectable treatment to give patients a more attractive, defined chin contour by eliminating the excess skin and fat that often pad this area as a result of weight gain, aging or other factors. The results of a Kybella treatment are a younger, more slender-looking face —without an invasive surgical procedure!
- Unretouched photos of clinical trial patient with Kybella® injections before and after photos.
- Sex: M
- Age: 47
- Weight (before): 170 lbs.
- Weight (after): 179.5 lbs.
- Individual results may vary.
How Does Kybella Work?
Kybella works by breaking down fat cells in the treatment area upon injection before they are then naturally metabolized by the body. Once destroyed, these fat cells cannot regenerate and store fat. The permanent result of this treatment is the elimination of a patient’s double chin, leaving in its place a leaner and more well-defined chin.
Kybella Treatment Details
Kybella treatment typically consists of two to six sessions of injections spaced four to eight weeks apart. One session generally takes 15 to 20 minutes to perform. During treatment, the Kybella solution is injected using a small syringe targeting the areas on and around the chin that contain the most fat. The injection session is painless, as a topical solution is used to numb the injection sites.
Recovering from Kybella Treatment
In the hours following Kybella treatment, a patient will likely experience a mild burning and stinging sensation. The chin will appear red for the first day, and mild to moderate swelling will be present, usually lasting several days to one week. The chin area may be sensitive to the touch during that time. Patients are usually able to resume their normal daily activities, including work and exercise, within one to two days after treatment.
Typical Kybella Results
Patients will begin to notice an improvement in the look of their double chin after the second session, though it typically takes about three or four sessions (three months) to see the desired results. If there is a significant amount of fat under the chin, it may take up to six sessions to achieve the desired aesthetic for the chin area.
Actual patient of Dr. Klein
Learn More about Kybella
If you want to learn more about Kybella, the non-invasive treatment for melting away a double chin for a sleeker profile, contact Aesthetic Dermatology by calling (610) 668-2570. Schedule a personal consultation with one of our dermatologists and plan your treatment today.