M.D. Claiborne & Associates, L.L.C. - Dermatology Specialists
Kybella®(www.mykybella.com) is the first and only FDA-approved injectable product for moderate to severe submental (or “double-chin”) fat. Dr. Cole Claiborne has been extensively trained on Kybella and has seen excellent results with treatment. Unlike Coolsculpting, Kybella works not only to dissolve the fat under the chin, but also to tighten the central neck.
The active ingredient in Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a natural molecule in the body that helps in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella® destroys fat cells, and once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. This results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved chin profile.
Most patients require between 2-4 treatments depending on their treatment goals and desires. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. Dr. Claiborne will discuss these side effects at length prior to your treatment.
When injected into fat under the chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells are unable to store or accumulate fat. After reaching your desired aesthetic outcome, further treatment is not expected.
Kybella would not be recommended for patients that are under 18, pregnant, or have an active infection in the neck area. Please tell Dr. Claiborne about any prior surgeries in the neck or chin area prior to treatment.