Definition under the chin can make the entire face appear slim and create a more distinctive jawline and profile. Submental fat, more commonly referred to as a double-chin, is a build-up of fat under the chin. Gertsberg Aesthetics in Brooklyn, NY, can help reduce the appearance of a double chin using a treatment known as Kybella. Learn more and find out if this treatment option is a good choice for you.
What is Kybella and How Does it Work?
Kybella® is an injectable treatment option used to reduced fat cells under the jaw and improves a double chin. When injected into the fatty tissue on the underside of the chin, this treatment permanently destroys fat cells with a minimally invasive treatment
Kybella is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring molecule, known as deoxycholic acid. Your body uses natural deoxycholic acid in the digestive system to break down fat and prevent the absorption of dietary fat. With this treatment option, fat cells are broken down and effectively destroyed, resulting in less fullness under the jawline.
Creating a Treatment Plan
Find out if Kybella is a good solution for you by making an appointment with one of our qualified Doctors. We will examine your chin and the surrounding area to determine if this is a good treatment option for you. We can also create a custom treatment plan to help you achieve your desired look.
During the procedure, a patient may receive multiple doses. The number of Kybella injections will be determined by one of our Doctors to evenly and consistently reduce fat and create the desired profile. Treatment sessions are typically short, usually only requiring 30-45 minutes.
A series of treatments may be required. The needs of each patient are different, so the number of Kybella sessions you receive will be determined by one of our experienced Doctors to help you reach your intended look.
When Kybella destroys fat, the cells are no longer able to accumulate and store fat, so once the treatment is complete additional procedures should not be required and results should be permanent. However, results will vary and it is important to have realistic expectations.