Embrace a slender, younger-looking profile through a series of Kybella® treatments. The natural aging process, weight gain, and genetics can all cause stubborn fat cells to accumulate below the chin, making you look older or heavier than you truly are. Unfortunately, the so-called “double chin” is a trouble spot for many people. Luckily, through Kybella® treatments patients are able to eradicate these troublesome fat cells and reveal their natural beauty. Sculpt your profile with one of our Gainesville Kybella® treatments and allow your confidence to flourish!
Kybella® is the first FDA-approved injectable treatment available that directly targets and destroys fat cells located below the chin. After injecting Kybella into the area below a patient’s chin, fat cells become damaged and then are naturally expelled by the body in 4–6 weeks. This leaves patients with a thin, sculpted jawline creating a slimmer, youthful look.
Kybella® is designed to target the submental fullness commonly called the “double chin.” Moderate to severe fullness below the chin is easily reversed through one or more treatments. The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body. Once injected into the fat pocket located below the chin, the molecules directly and permanently destroy the fat cells. The destruction of the fat cells means that the cells are no longer able to accumulate or store fat again. In fact, the fat cells vacate the body entirely. Through the natural waste process, your body will expel these damaged fat cells within 4–6 weeks after treatment. Depending on your aesthetic goals and the treatment area size, patients may require multiple Kybella® treatments.
Kybella® is appropriate for patients of any age who have submental fullness that they wish to remove entirely. This stubborn fatty area can make a patient look heavier or older than they really are and any patient experiencing this is a great candidate. A board-certified plastic surgeon in our Gainesville office will walk you through a consultation to examine the treatment area and discuss your aesthetic goals. While younger patients may have better results due to higher levels of skin elasticity — rest assured that any patient with fat stored under the chin will have a dramatic improvement in their face and profile.
At your appointment, your licensed aesthetician or cosmetic dermatologist will sanitize the treatment area. Lidocaine will be injected to adequately numb the treatment area before beginning. A grid will be drawn on the area to guide the injections and patients typically receive around 20 injections. After the injections patients may wish to ice the area and take pain relief medication.