View All Section Pages
Bothered by submental fullness, otherwise known as a double chin?
Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile.
Known as submental fullness, this condition of extra fullness under the chin can be caused by genetics, weight gain or aging. Kybella uses synthetic deoxycholic acid as its active ingredient, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Upon injection into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells which results in a noticeable reduction in fullness in this area. These cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once your personal aesthetic goal is reached.
At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under the chin, a process which will take about 15-20 minutes. The number of injections needed for a patient depend on your desired profile and the amount of fat under your chin. There is minimal downtime—you will likely have some swelling, bruising or numbness under your chin. Kybella can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw that temporarily results in an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness and trouble swallowing. Side effects are usually temporary and often resolve on their own.
Call Cooper Clinic Dermatology at 972.367.6000 or email email@example.com to schedule a consultation today.