At Skin Spectrum, our physicians are proud to offer one of the most innovative treatments in medical aesthetics: KYBELLA®. Approved by the FDA in 2015, Kybella® can effectively reduce double chin fat with a series of injections. Here in Tucson, Dr. Jody Comstock was among the first physicians trained to use the product, and Skin Spectrum was the site of the nation’s first official physician training session.
* Individual results may vary.
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HOW DOES KYBELLA® WORK?
Kybella’s active ingredient, synthetic deoxycholic acid, is a naturally occurring chemical in the human body, which is instrumental in the breakdown of dietary fats. Once injected into the fat below the chin, the active ingredient in Kybella effectively destroys unwanted fat cells, rendering them unable to store or accumulate fat. The cells are eventually metabolized and filtered out of the body.
WHAT IS KYBELLA?
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that reduces the appearance of submental fullness or what is commonly referred to as a “double chin.” Although double chins are common, they can cause the same feelings of self-consciousness as lines and wrinkles around the eyes. The presence of a double chin is not always related to weight gain; genetics and aging frequently play a part. When diet and exercise do not work to target fat under the chin, Kybella can be used to treat this historically stubborn concern.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
After cleansing the skin, the application of a topical anesthetic numbs the area to minimize discomfort during the procedure. One of our highly trained providers then marks the treatment area to plot the injection pattern, after which several quick injections are administered below the chin. These may feel like quick pinches.
The entire process typically lasts about 30 minutes. Most patients require two to four sessions spaced two months apart for optimal results, with up to six sessions being possible. Once the desired results are achieved, touch-ups are not necessary because the fat reduction is permanent.
Immediately after your appointment, you may return to your normal daily activities. Although you may experience some redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising or itchiness at the injection sites, these symptoms are usually mild and resolve on their own within a few days.