Even after weight loss, healthy diet, and regular exercise, the fat under your chin, referred to as submental fat, may not shrink like the other pockets of fat on your body. At the luxurious medical spa, DERMABARE, Ramin Tayani, MD, and the aesthetic team have a solution to improve your profile with Kybella, the only injection of its kind that destroys the fat under your chin. Call the Laguna Niguel, California, office today, or request an appointment online to learn more about Kybella.

Kybella Q & A

What is Kybella?

Kybella is the only FDA-approved injection for the treatment of stubborn submental fat. The cosmetic injection contains deoxycholic acid, which is a substance found in your body that helps break down fat. 

Sometimes referred to as a double chin, the submental fat is one of the most difficult areas of fat to reduce on the body. Whether the fullness in your face is due to genetics or weight gain, traditional diet and exercise may not be enough to improve your profile.

DERMABARE is excited to be able to offer a solution that can improve your profile safely and effectively. 

Am I a good candidate for Kybella?

The team at DERMABARE determine if you’re a good candidate for Kybella injections during a consultation. 

The prescription injection is FDA-approved to reduce moderate-to-severe submental fullness in adults over the age of 18. You may want to consider Kybella if you:

  • Are unhappy about the fat under your chin
  • Feel the extra fat under your chin makes you look older than your age
  • Don’t want to have surgery
  • Follow a healthy diet and engage in regular exercise

DERMABARE also offers CoolSculpting®, which is a body sculpting tool that freezes and destroys fat cells. CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared to treat submental fat too and may also be an option you can consider to improve your profile.  

What can I expect during Kybella injections?

The aesthetic team at DERMABARE conduct your Kybella injections at the spa-like office. During your treatment, you receive several injections into the fat under your chin. The entire procedure shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes.

The exact number of injections you need depends on your aesthetic goals. The team at DERMABARE develop a treatment plan before you get started so you know what to expect.

To get the best results, you may need as many as six injections set at monthly intervals. You may experience some swelling, redness, or bruising at the site of your injections, but these side effects should resolve quickly. 

How long until I see results?

You should start to notice an improvement in your profile within a month of your first treatment, with continued improvements as you continue your sessions. 

Once the fat is gone, it won’t come back, which means you won’t need any additional injections after you’ve completed your series.

To learn more about Kybella and the other body sculpting treatment options at DERMABARE, call the office, or request an appointment online today.