A “double chin” occurs when you have extra fat deposits or water storage between your chin and neck. This is frequently caused by genetics, which means that no matter how little fat you have on your overall body, that stubborn double chin can persist. If you are self-conscious or embarrassed about your appearance, then Kybella® double chin treatment may be just what you need. Patients in the Walnut Creek, CA area and surrounding communities are encouraged to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christine Lee at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute to learn more about whether they are a good candidate for this procedure.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is the first FDA-approved injectable treatment for submental fullness (double chin). It uses a molecule called deoxycholic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the body, to aid in chin fat removal by destroying the fat cells underneath the chin.
With this non-surgical double chin removal treatment, you will notice visible results within two to four treatments. Unlike many other injectable cosmetic treatments, the results will last for many years because once the chin fat cells are destroyed, they are no longer able to store fat or accumulate new fat.
How does the procedure work?
After you have consulted with Dr. Lee and determined that Kybella is the right treatment for you, you will receive the treatment in The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute office.
- We will mark the sites on your chin where Kybella will be injected
- Depending on your needs, we can use a topical anesthetic to ensure you are comfortable during the procedure
- The number of injections that are used depends on your specific body and desired end results, but typically 20 to 30 injections are used during one treatment
- Afterwards, you may experience some bruising, swelling, redness, pain, or numbness for one to two weeks
You will notice results within four to six weeks. Multiple treatment sessions are usually advised, which are scheduled at least one month apart.
Dr. Christine Lee is experienced in helping patients look and feel their best with treatments such as Kybella, and can work with you to custom-design a treatment plan to address all of your cosmetic needs. Call The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute in Walnut Creek, CA at (925) 528-0117 today!