Do you look in the mirror and focus on the excess fat underneath your chin? You are not alone, and at Pinnacle Dermatology in Birmingham, Michigan, we offer Kybella® – a non-surgical, minimally-invasive solution that permanently destroys the appearance of a “double chin” without any disruption to your normal activities.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our medical team and remove the excess fat in your lower face with safe and effective Kybella® treatments.
What is Submental Fat?
In a recent survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, almost 70 percent of men and women reported feeling unhappy about the presence of excess fat underneath their chins. This area is often difficult to target with diet and exercise, and extensive procedures such as liposuction have been traditionally used to correct this cosmetic condition. But for men and women who either do not want or do not qualify for surgery, Kybella® can help.
What is Kybella®?
A prescription injectable medication that is approved for the correction of moderate to severe fat below the chin, Kybella® is the first treatment of its kind that can lift and elevate the chin without surgery or downtime. Kybella® is comprised of deoxycholic acid, which is found naturally in the body and aids in breaking down and absorbing dietary fat.
How Does Kybella® Work?
When injected into the fatty tissues of the chin with a fine needle, Kybella® permanently destroys fat cells, disabling them from accumulating or storing fat in the future. This causes a lifting effect in the chin, restoring more attractive contours and improving overall facial shape.
This injectable treatment has several benefits to patients, including:
- Quick treatment sessions that are easy to fit into any busy schedule
- Visible results after as little as two to four sessions
- No recovery time with an immediate return to normal activities
Is Kybella® Safe?
As deoxycholic acid is found naturally in your body, Kybella® is typically easily recognized and processed without adverse reactions. Post-treatment complications are rare, but slight bruising, redness, and swelling at injection sites are common. These minor side effects should subside within a day or so. Our medical team will share any other relevant safety information with you during your consultation.
Results may vary, and multiple treatment sessions may be necessary in order to achieve your aesthetic goals. The results of Kybella® are long-lasting, but fluctuations in weight as well as gravity and the natural aging process can potentially affect your improved chin contours.
Contact Pinnacle Dermatology today to schedule a consultation and find out how Kybella® can lift and elevate your lower face and get rid of your “double chin” for good.