Common among people of all shapes and sizes, a “double chin” is a condition in which excess fat accumulates under the jaw line. Also known as submental fullness, this type of fatty tissue can be tremendously difficult to eliminate through diet and exercise. Liposuction, a surgical procedure, used to be the only cosmetic option available to effectively treat this concern. However, an innovative new breakthrough has been made. KYBELLA™ is a non-surgical injectable treatment that is FDA-approved to reduce the appearance of double chin and enhance facial contour. Our board certified dermatologist, Dr. Nancy Silverberg, offers this revolutionary treatment right here at our fully equipped and inviting office.
If you’re bothered by excess chin fat, contact us today. We can answer your questions and schedule your appointment with Dr. Silverberg.
How KYBELLA™ Works
KYBELLA™ is a cosmetic injectable that is comprised of a molecule called deoxycholic acid. This substance naturally occurs in the body and can be used to break down dietary fat. When injected into targeted areas under the chin, KYBELLA™ can destroy excess fat cells, which can then be eliminated through natural metabolic processes. It’s important to note that only a qualified and skilled medical professional should administer this product. Dr. Silverberg is extensively trained, and she strives to provide the safest, most effective, and comfortable experience possible.
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What to Expect
During your initial consultation, Dr. Silverberg will evaluate your area of concern and customize your treatment plan. KYBELLA™ will then be administered in a series of injections. To help make your experience as pleasant as possible, we can apply numbing agents to the treatment area; however, most patients report little discomfort. While one session may be enough to achieve your desired outcome, typically two to four treatments will be needed, depending on your aesthetic goals. After the procedure, we recommend taking a day or two off from work to rest, though you may return when you feel ready. Tenderness, swelling, and mild bruising in the treated area is normal, and these effects should subside over time. KYBELLA™ offers gradual improvement in chin contour, and you should begin to see visible results over the course of a few months.
KYBELLA™ is not appropriate for everyone. You must be 18 years of age or older for the procedure. Additionally, if you have skin laxity in addition to excess fatty tissue under the chin, Dr. Silverberg may recommend another approach to optimize results. Your care and comfort are our primary concerns, and we will customize your treatment plan to achieve the best outcome possible.
If you’re dissatisfied with your appearance due to a double chin, we can help. Contact us today to learn more about KYBELLA™ or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Silverberg.