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Kybella

KybellaKYBELLA™ is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness. The treatment destroys fat cells when injected into the fat beneath your chin.

Treatments here at Florida Skin Center take generally about 15-20 minutes, minimizing the impact on your schedule. For most patients, downtime was minimal and occurred most commonly after the first treatment session. The most common side effects of Kybella include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.

Many patients treated with Kybella experienced visible contouring of the their chin profile in 2 to 4 treatments. Once the aesthetic goal is achieved, re-treatment is not expected.

Kybella

How Does Kybella Work?

The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that helps breakdown and absorb dietary fat. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.

Before and After

If you have any questions or would like to know more about this treatment, feel free to ask us at your next appointment or give us a call (239) 561-3376.

What is submental fullness?

Sometimes referred to as “double chin,” submental fullness is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition that can impact a broad range of adults, including both women and men.

Causes may include:

  • Aging: It may naturally develop as you age
  • Genetics: Simply said, it may be part of your DNA
  • Weight gain: It may be a result of gaining weight

Sometimes, no matter how much you diet or exercise, the condition may not go away, and can make you look older and heavier than you actually are.