We hear it every day—patients asking about what cosmetic treatments can help their submental fullness, otherwise known as that annoying double chin. In fact, it’s one of the most common questions we receive. That one area receives so much attention because it really makes a huge difference in one’s appearance. Even a slight double chin can add 10-15 years to our appearance, and even worse, it can make us look 20 pounds heavier.
Until now, there was really nothing short of surgery that could correct that area. We are thrilled to introduce KYBELLA® as part of our cosmetic dermatology offerings. KYBELLA is an innovative new injectable treatment that literally destroys fat in the submental region. The results are astounding—it’s like watching the clock turn back in time. And both men and women can benefit from this treatment.
The Derm Group is one of the first practices in the area to provide this treatment. “We offer virtually every wrinkle treatment and dermal filler to address every facial concern, but until now, we weren’t able to treat the entire picture. By correcting even the slightest double chin fat pocket, our patients are now truly seeing remarkable results,” reports Dr. Robert Nossa, The Derm Group’s director of Cosmetic and Laser Services.
How does KYBELLA worK?
KYBELLA contains a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring bile acid that helps your body break down and absorb dietary fat. Similarly, the deoxycholic acid in KYBELLA breaks down the fat cells in your double chin, and your body eliminates them as waste.
ARE KYBELLA INJECTIONS PAINFUL?
We make every effort to keep you comfortable during your injections, and we can apply or inject a numbing agent to ensure your comfort if necessary.
HOW LONG DOES KYBELLA LAST?
To achieve the best results, most patients will need 3 to 6 treatments, with 4 to 6 weeks between each session. Because KYBELLA destroys the fat cells, once your KYBELLA treatments are complete, re-treatment is not expected to be necessary.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS FROM KYBELLA?
You should be able to start seeing a noticeable slimming under your chin within 4 to 6 weeks after your first treatment. And your results should continue to improve about a month after each subsequent treatment. Keep in mind, though, that swelling can occur after each treatment, so you’ll need to wait for the swelling to ease before enjoying your new slimmer and more contoured chin and upper neck.
We’re happy to discuss whether KYBELLA is right for you, so contact us online or call us now at (973) 571-2121 to schedule your Kybella treatment. Adios double chin!
Update January 2020: Since this blog post’s initial publication in 2016, several other nonsurgical double-chin solutions have become available, including CoolSculpting. You can learn more about your potential options in this related blog post.