Countless men and women of all ages and fitness levels are bothered by “submental fullness,” a persistent problem that many of us know as a double chin. It's resistant to diet and exercise efforts, but there's now a nonsurgical treatment that can help. With KYBELLA double chin injections, Decatur, Huntsville, and other Alabama patients can now slim the area under the chin and look younger and sleeker at any angle.
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KYBELLA® Before & After Photos
KYBELLA works by using an active ingredient called deoxycholic acid to safely dissolve fat. Deoxycholic acid is a chemical that's naturally produced in the liver, and our bodies use it to break down fat in the food we eat. When it's injected in the form of KYBELLA, it goes to work breaking down fat under the skin, which encourages the body to metabolize it and gradually remove it.
KYBELLA is impressively effective at targeting the double chin area, something that diet and exercise cannot do. Best of all, KYBELLA's results can last indefinitely: The fat cells targeted will be permanently removed after treatment.
KYBELLA and Safety
KYBELLA is approved by the FDA, which means the treatment has undergone extensive, rigorous evaluation and clinical trials to confirm that it's safe for people and effective — when used as directed. Our staff is happy to answer any specific questions you may have about KYBELLA's safety record.
You should not have KYBELLA injections if you currently have an active infection of any sort in the area below your chin. It's also important to let Dr. Gill know if you have any medical conditions that affect your neck or throat.
Marlin Gill, MDMeet the Doctor
Are You a Good KYBELLA Candidate?
KYBELLA is a simple, convenient option for many people who want to reduce the appearance of submental fullness without liposuction. It's also a good option for people whose fullness is comprised primarily of fat. And because KYBELLA works to gradually reduce the fat under the chin, it also has the effect of tightening the neck skin along the jawline that contributes to a double chin.
That said, patients with an excess of hanging skin that is not accompanied by unwanted fat may be better served by one of our skin tightening options. If you're unsure, we can help you decide what's best during your consultation.
I'm very pleased with my results. I would do it all again!
— Amy, Elamar patient
Your KYBELLA Treatment
As far as the patient's experience from start to finish, KYBELLA treatments are quite similar to treatments with dermal fillers. In a private treatment room, Dr. Gill cleanses your skin and makes a series of injections in a gridded pattern below your chin.
Each injection lasts for only a second and feels like a quick pinch. Your appointment will likely last about 30 minutes. Afterward, you can get back to your daily routine immediately. Some swelling, redness, and tenderness is normal, but it will pass within a few days.
A recent KYBELLA patient explains why she decided to pursue the treatment — and why she's thrilled with her results.
For maximum effectiveness, KYBELLA typically requires a series of between 2 and 4 treatments, spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart. The timing allows the active ingredient to fully take effect, so we know how to build on your results in the following session. Each treatment session produces a more noticeable result, and in the weeks following your final treatment, you'll be able to fully appreciate your new look. You can expect your results to last for many years.
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