This treatment is the first FDA approved injectable treatment for treatment of fat under the chin, also called submental fullness. The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that causes breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Once the fat is one and you reach your goals you do not need further treatment.
We administer Kybella as a series of injections to the treatment area under the chin, destroying fat cells and producing gradual results. However, everyone’s chin profile is different, so we will tailor treatment to you. The number of treatment sessions will vary based on the amount of fat under the chin and your treatment goals. While we recommend 3-6 treatments for complete aesthetic result, your goals will dictate your treatment.
Kybella might be right for you if you:
Kybella can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw (which can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness), or trouble swallowing. The most common side effects include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. These are not all of the possible side effects. Therefore, talk to Dr. Ginsburg or your healthcare professional to see if Kybella is right for you .
See if Kybella is good for you and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ginsburg at Ginsburg Dermatology by filling out the form below, or call us at (205) 592-4880