Kybella: an injectable double chin reduction

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The area of skin covering your neck and underneath your chin is more fragile than the skin on your face. As a result, it is more susceptible to showing signs of advanced aging. Kybella® is an FDA-approved nonsurgical injection used to target the fat underneath the chin, also known as submental fat. Kybella® uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid administered through a series of injections to target and destroy fat cells under the chin area. Once destroyed, those cells will no longer be able to store or accumulate fat. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When used under the chin, Kybella® produces a noticeable reduction in excess fat, resulting in a more youthful appearance. However, it does require at least 2-3 treatments spaced a few weeks apart in order to produce desired results. So while the treatment permanently kills fat cells in the area and requires little downtime, the entire process can take multiple months. Regarding whether or not you would be a good candidate for Kybella®, Dr. Kamran Hakimian at Laser Touch Medical Clinic recommends Kybella® for patients with a mild amount of neck fat and good quality skin overlying.

In addition to Kybella®, Laser Touch Medical Clinic offers other non-surgical procedures to help reduce the appearance of a double chin. These procedures include Botox® for the neck area, Hyper-diluted Radiesse® filler, Vobella® filler, and microneedling.

The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Laser Touch Medical Clinic will be happy to discuss Kybella®, as well as any of our other non-surgical procedures, with you. Please call us at 1-888-LASER-15 (1-888-527-3715) to schedule an appointment at any of our five Laser Touch Medical Clinics or click here to schedule an appointment online.

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