As we age, fat can begin to collect under the chin, making the jawline and chin look soft and undefined. Diet and exercise alone aren’t always enough to slim down these stubborn fat deposits. KYBELLA is a revolutionary treatment that directly reduces the fat that causes a double chin with a series of injections.

If you have been bothered by a double chin, our team of dermatologists in the Greater Houston area can use these injections to sculpt and define your jawline.

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KYBELLA is an FDA-approved drug that gives men and women the option to treat a double chin without surgery. It works so well because KYBELLA is a deoxycholic acid, a substance made by the body to break down fatty tissue. The treatment works simply by destroying fat cells, tightening the appearance of the chin and upper neck. Clinical trials have shown that KYBELLA is a safe and effective option for contouring this common trouble spot.

Who Is a Good Candidate for KYBELLA?

KYBELLA is an excellent option for patients 18 years or older with moderate to severe fat beneath the chin. For many people, healthy lifestyle choices can’t combat a double chin caused by age or genetics. In these cases, injections are often an effective treatment.

You may not be a good candidate for KYBELLA if you are pregnant, have bleeding problems, or have an infection in the treatment area. You should not have KYBELLA if you plan to have facial surgery before or soon after your KYBELLA treatment. Discuss your options with your dermatologist before deciding on treatment.

What Happens During a KYBELLA Treatment?

During the procedure, your injector will numb the injection site with a topical numbing agent to reduce any pain or discomfort. They will then begin a series of around 30 to 50 injections in the area under the chin. As the acid slowly activates and destroys fat cells, your body metabolizes the damaged fat cells over the following weeks.

Each KYBELLA treatment takes around 15 to 20 minutes. You’ll receive a series of injections per session and undergo 2 or 3 sessions spaced 1 to 2 months apart.

How Long Is Recovery After a KYBELLA Treatment?

With KYBELLA, no general anesthetic is necessary, and you’ll be able to go right from the dermatologist’s office back to your busy day with virtually no downtime. Minor side effects include bruising, redness, and numbness. You can expect some swelling for about a week.

How Long Do KYBELLA Results Last?

Once fat cells have been destroyed the body, they cannot re-form and return. Your KYBELLA results should be long lasting, and your jaw will remain slimmed and contoured for many years after your treatment. However, it’s important to remember that remaining fat cells can potentially increase in size. To best maintain your results, follow a healthy lifestyle and stay near a relatively stable weight.

KYBELLA is an easy, straightforward way to eliminate a double chin without surgery. If you’re in the Greater Houston area and would like to learn more from our experienced dermatologists, request a consultation at your nearest location or call (713) 791-9966 to schedule an appointment.

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