Are you bothered by excess fat under your chin, but don’t want to go under the knife? Kybella® is the surgery-free treatment that addresses submental fat (the excess fat under the chin). Capital Laser & Skin Care offers this first-of-its-kind FDA-approved injectable that improves the contour of your jawline, removes your embarrassing double-chin, and gives your confidence a boost.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses a synthetic version of a naturally occurring molecule (deoxycholic acid) to dissolve the membrane of fat cells under the neck. Once the cells have been dissolved, they can no longer accumulate or store fat. This FDA-approved injectable addresses submental fat that may not respond to traditional diet and exercise and has been proven to last for years.
How Does It Work?
Kybella® contains synthetic deoxycholic acid, which helps break down fat cells while leaving healthy tissue undamaged. Once the fat cells are expelled from our bodies, they don’t return. The remaining fat cells can still enlarge with weight gain, so maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle are necessary to prolong the results.
Each treatment takes approximately 15-20 minutes and consists of multiple small injections. The number of injections needed each visit is tailored to your aesthetic goals and the amount of fat under your chin.
What Results Can I Expect?
Your chin will appear gradually slimmer within four weeks of your first session. Swelling and bruising after the initial treatment may last several days. Recovery time and severity of side effects will usually decrease with subsequent sessions.
In as little as four weeks, you’ll start to see noticeable changes in your chin profile as the treated fat cells are flushed by your body’s natural waste removal process. Optimal results are expected within 2-4 treatments but may be more or less depending on your individual goals.
Realizing final results may take longer than with surgical approaches, but once you’ve reached your desired aesthetic, results can last for years. Patients have reported satisfaction up to five years after their final treatment, with no need for maintenance sessions.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Our board-certified dermatologists will help determine the total number of treatments you’ll need based on:
- Your chin profile
- Your desired outcome
- The amount of excess fat under your chin
Most patients require at least two treatments (spaced 3 months apart), but more than six sessions are not recommended. Although a greater time commitment is necessary before results are visible, most patients report the long-lasting results are worth the wait.
Choose a Skilled Specialist
The sensitive underlying structure of our faces includes nerves and vessels, which need to be considered when choosing injection sites. Kybella® injections need to be placed at precise depths to avoid damaging surrounding tissues. The board-certified dermatologists at Capital Laser & Skin Care can ensure your treatments are safely administered, giving you the best chance for optimal results.
Your consultation will allow our physicians to determine if Kybella® is right for you. We’ll tailor a treatment plan based on the amount of fat under your chin and your aesthetic goals.
Capital laser and skin care is the best dermatology practice I’ve ever been to. I’ve seen both Dr. Peters and Dr. Tanzi, who are both extremely intelligent, caring, highly skilled, practical – and gorgeous! The staff is excellent – very caring, skilled, excellent training, professional, and easy to talk to. I highly recommend Capital Laser to anyone seeking to take fabulous care of their skin. You will be in the best hands here.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about Kybella®? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.
*Individual results may vary.