The appearance of fullness under your chin (called submental fat) is a small cosmetic problem that can create the wide-reaching, overall effect of having a rounded face or looking old past your years. While this can be pesky and hard to resolve on your own, cosmetic procedures are available to help sculpt your facial profile and create the appearance you want: a well-defined jaw and neck that help you look youthful and poised.
At Bryn Mawr Dermatology, we provide Kybella® in Villanova and Collegeville to create your desired facial profile. Finally eliminate an unwanted double chin with help from our aesthetic professionals! Call our cosmetic dermatology office today at 610.525.7800 to schedule your appointment or treatment consultation.
WHAT IS KYBELLA®?
Kybella® is an injectable solution that eliminates small deposits of fat at the targeted treatment site. The active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, which is naturally found in the body and helps to metabolize fats in the gastrointestinal system. Kybella® harnesses the natural effects of this biological acid to sculpt the area under the chin. The deoxycholic acid used is synthetic and is safely produced in a laboratory environment.
Treatment is effective and FDA-approved for elimination of stubborn submental fat. Fat cells that are depleted during treatment remain gone; as with any procedure that removes fat, you will not gain new fat cells in this area. Even if you gain weight, the visible effects will be proportionate, and the treated area will remain smoothed and sculpted in comparison.
Kybella® injections for a double chin are an ideal alternative to chin liposuction, which is a more invasive way to reduce stubborn submental fat deposits.
YOUR KYBELLA® PROCEDURE AT BRYN MAWR DERMATOLOGY
If you’ve ever had other injectable treatments before, such as fillers or Botox®/Dysport®/Xeomin®, you know what to expect with Kybella®. The area is topically numbed and a narrow-gauge needle is used to quickly dispense the chemical. Our experienced aesthetic professionals and injectors determine the areas to place several small injections to effectively eliminate unwanted fat.
During your treatment consultation, we evaluate your facial profile to determine the amount of fat in the area and how many injections are necessary to meet your aesthetic goals. The appointment won’t take much longer than 30 minutes. Our patients love that they can be in and out of our office quickly and enjoy the development of beautiful results as they heal.
Every treatment results in a reduction of volume but most patients require multiple treatments to achieve optimal results. The quantity of treatments recommended depends on the total volume of fat destruction desired.
Your aesthetic procedure doesn’t have to be an inconvenience to your busy schedule. Treatment with Kybella® is quick, comfortable, and effectively shapes a defined chin.
During your treatment consultation, we evaluate your facial profile to determine the amount of fat in the area and how many injections are necessary to meet your aesthetic goals.