Now you can eliminate unwanted fat below your chin! A double chin is a common concern regardless of your weight.

Kybella™  is the first and only FDA approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness or “double chin.”   Submental fullness can be genetic, or can occur from aging or weight gain.  Both men and women can receive treatment with this revolutionary new product.

This new treatment dissolves the fat and fat cells resistant to diet and exercise in the area under the chin.  2 to 4 treatments are necessary to see results.  The improvement in the submental area is long-lasting and follow-up treatments are not typically required.

Kybella is an effective minimally invasive treatment that specifically targets the submental fat that causes the appearance of a double chin. It uses deoxycholic acid, a chemical that occurs naturally in the body which helps break down and eliminate dietary fat. When it’s injected, Kybella destroys fat cells in the treatment area. The damaged cells are then flushed away naturally by the body, resulting in a slimmer, smoother contour.


Why Kybella?

  • FDA-approved for use on fat underneath the chin
  • Minimally invasive
  • No downtime
  • Reduced fat underneath the chin
  • Better appearance
  • Youthful look
  • No surgery
  • No general anesthesia
  • Very rare and minimal side effects (typically bruising, pain, and redness at the injection points)

How does treatment work?

We evaluate each patient to ensure Kybella is appropriate and to customize the treatment to your needs. At the outset of the treatment, we cleanse the area and use a numbing anesthetic before marking several injection sites. Each session includes multiple quick injections. The number varies depending on your needs, but 20 to 30 are typical.

The total treatment time is less than 20 minutes.

It takes a minimum of two treatments to see results. Treatments are performed 4 to 8 weeks apart. Most patients will achieve their desired results within 3 months though up to 6 treatments may be required.   It is possible that you will not see improvement despite multiple treatments due to your underlying anatomy, skin tone or other factors.

Are the results long-lasting?

Yes. Fat cells destroyed by Kybella injections are eliminated from your body, so the results are considered long-lasting. Even patients who gain a moderate amount of weight after getting Kybella treatments should not notice the re-emergence of a double chin. The aging process continues, which results is the loss of skin elasticity, and patients who gain significant weight likely will see the results compromised.

What are the most common side effects?

All patients should expect swelling in the treated area.  This is most dramatic in the first 3 days after the first procedure.  Subsequent treatments generally result in significantly less swelling.  Swelling will steadily decrease but may still be noticeable at a month post treatment.  Tenderness, discomfort and numbness in the treated area is very common and can last weeks.  Redness and firmness in the area is also common.  Bruising is possible and will generally resolve in a week.

Call 202-822-9591 to find out if Kybella is right for you!