This could be something you’ve had for many years, a few years or even something you’re just now noticing. Medically, this is referred to as submental fullness or more commonly, a double chin.
More simply put, it’s an accumulation of fat cells under the chin. The cause could be related to genetics, weight changes or simply enough, the natural aging process. Despite the cause, here at Eternal Dermatology, we have your solution. Kybella is the only injectable treatment that’s FDA approved to destroy fat cells in the targeted area underneath the chin, with the goal of improving and further beautifying your profile. The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. The injection will fully destroy the targeted fat cells underneath the chin. Once destruction occurs via the injection, these cells will no longer be able to harvest or accumulate fat, allowing no further treatment necessary once our desired goal is met.
The amount of injections necessary vary patient to patient and will be discussed and determined between you and Dr. Rodney, who is specifically Kybella-trained and will cater to your amount and distribution of submental fat and personal treatment goals. Each Kybella treatment will be given at least 1 month apart.
Ready to see if Kybella is for you? Book an appointment to consult with our board-certified dermatologist!