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KYBELLA®

Diminish the double chin and get the profile that you've always wanted.

 

KYBELLA®

Get rid of your double chin! KYBELLA® is administered as a series of injections to the treatment area under the chin, destroying fat cells and producing gradual results (everyone's chin profile is different, so Dr. Julie will tailor treatment to you). Comes see us at our clinic in Bothell.

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What is KYBELLA® and how does it work?

KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.


Where does it go when it’s injected?

Treatment can only be administered by a KYBELLA®-trained healthcare specialist. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.


How many treatments will I need?

Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Dr. Julie will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each KYBELLA® treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments.


What does the recovery time look like?

After KYBELLA® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform Dr. Julie if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing or any other injection site issues. The most common side effects are swelling, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.


How soon will I see results?

Individual results will vary. Dr. Julie will create a tailored treatment plan based on your chin profile. At each treatment, you will be given multiple small injections under your chin. You may receive up to 6 treatment sessions, spaced at least 1 month apart. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 KYBELLA® treatments. 59% of patients received 6 treatments in clinical studies.


​How long will the results last?

When injected into fat under the chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After reaching your desired aesthetic, further treatment is not expected.