Getting rid of excess fat can be extremely difficult in some cases. Commonly known as a double chin, submental fat is a notoriously stubborn fat deposit that forms underneath the chin. It is usually linked with excessive weight, but it is not necessary to actually be overweight to have this common condition. Thankfully, we offer Kybella® as a safe and simple double chin treatment, and it could work for you!

What is Kybella®?

Kybella® is an innovative treatment for a double chin that involves injections to destroy excess fat. This procedure has helped thousands of people remove their double chins safely and effectively. In spite of its impressive abilities, it is important to have realistic expectations about this and any type of cosmetic treatment. Kybella® cannot treat large areas like your thighs or stomach at this point, and many patients will need multiple treatments to achieve the results that they desire.

How Does Kybella® Work?

The treatment works by killing fat cells using a type of acid that is synthetically created and similar to a form found in our digestive systems. It is best for treating small pockets of stubborn fat because it only destroys fat cells in the immediate area of the injection. It has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of a double chin.

Is Kybella® Right for Me?

This treatment may make a suitable choice for you if you are seeking to reduce a double chin. The best patients are those who have good skin tone without excessive skin that could lead to a droopy appearance after the treatment. Good candidates include those who have realistic expectations regarding their treatment and understand what is involved with the procedure.

You should be aware that your results may take multiple months to become apparent. Keep in mind that ultimately, your own body will determine the outcome of your treatment. There is no way to know for certain what your precise results will be. However, most patients are completely satisfied with the final outcome of this double chin treatment.

Book an Appointment to Learn More

If you would like more information about Kybella® double chin treatment, please feel free to schedule your initial consultation with us at Chase Lay, MD, located in San Jose, CA. Contact our office today to book your appointment and get started!