Whether your double chin has been present since birth or is the result of an aging neck and jawline, you deserve professionals with skilled hands and artful eyes.
Our Raleigh, NC Kybella specialists, Meredith Harris, NP and Heather Shelton Roberts, RN, BSN, received advanced training to treat your double chin with FDA-approved, non-surgical Kybella® injections.
Kybella® is a FDA approved, nonsurgical treatment used to reduce excess fat beneath the chin.
Kybella® is also known as Deoxycholic acid – a naturally occurring molecule in the body which aids in fat metabolism.
When injected into your submental fat (fat beneath the chin), the active ingredient in Kybella® permanently destroys fat cell membranes, resulting in improved contours of your neck.
The dead fat cells can no longer store fat and are naturally removed by your body.
The beautiful results of Kybella®:
One treatment of Kybella® consists of 0.2 mL injections spaced 1 cm apart. No more than 50 injections are administered per treatment. You’ll receive a topical anesthetic before your injections.
You’ll likely require 2-4 treatments (no more than 6) spaced at least one month to 8 weeks apart. During your consultation, we will discuss with you how many injections and treatments you’ll need to reach your desired results. Your Kybella treatment is completely customized to meet your individual needs.
Most patients see their results after 2-4 treatments.
Deoxycholic acid permanently destroys the fat cells that make up your double chin. Once desired results are achieved, further treatment is not expected.
The procedure takes about 10-20 minutes, and you’ll be in and out of our office in about 1 hour! You can return to your daily activities after your appointment.
Swelling is expected but will fade about 2 weeks after your procedure. There will be less swelling with each subsequent treatment. Ice packs help reduce discomfort.
Other common side effects include short-term redness and sensitivity at injection sites. Numbness and hardness at injection sites will subside during the months of treatment.
The week before your Kybella® procedure, please avoid the following to prevent bruising and bleeding from the injection site:
Kybella® is not for everyone – plesae tell us if you’ve had previous procedures on the face, chin or neck, if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, have swallowing or bleeding issues, or any other medical conditions involving the neck area.