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Kybella

Smile & Co. At The Landing

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist & Dental Implant Provider located in Renton, WA

If a double chin prevents you from looking your best, Kybella® injections could be the nonsurgical solution you need. At Smile & Co. At The Landing, Amritpal Mattu, BDS, DDS, offers Kybella treatments to eliminate extra fat under your chin. Learn more about how Kybella can improve your appearance by calling the Renton, Washington, office or clicking on the online appointment scheduler.

Kybella Q & A

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA-approved treatment for submental fullness fat underneath your chin. Submental fat is particularly difficult to eliminate, even if you lose significant body weight. 

Kybella injections deliver synthetic deoxycholic acid (a fat-destroying substance) directly into the submental fat, making it the perfect spot treatment for a stubborn double chin. 

Am I a good candidate for Kybella?

Kybella may be the right treatment for you if you have moderate-to-severe submental fat. You must be at least 18 years old to undergo Kybella treatment. 

If you have sagging skin under your chin, it’s important to know that Kybella isn’t a skin tightening treatment. It destroys fat effectively, but if you need skin tightening or excess skin removal, another treatment like a neck lift may better suit your needs.

How does Kybella treatment work?

After cleaning the treatment area, your specialist applies a temporary tattoo under your chin. These series of dots map a gridlike pattern that guides your treatment.

Following the dots, your specialist administers a series of injections under your chin using a tiny needle. You may feel some stinging after the Kybella injections, but it generally goes away quickly.

The entire Kybella injection process only takes around 15-20 minutes at the Smile & Co. At The Landing office.

What happens after my Kybella treatment?

After Kybella, you’ll have increased swelling for anywhere from a few days to a week. That is a sign that the synthetic deoxycholic acid is breaking down fat cells. 

Your body’s lymphatic system removes the fat naturally over the coming weeks, so you may notice results at around 4-6 weeks post-treatment. But, depending on the amount of submental fat you have, you may not see any noticeable results after the first treatment. 

Most people see a slimming of their chin and a significant reduction of their double chin after their second Kybella treatment session. Your treatments occur one month apart. 

How many Kybella treatments will I need?

The number of Kybella treatments needed varies by individual. On average, most people need two to four treatment sessions for optimal results. If you have excess submental fat, you could need as many as six total treatment sessions. 

If you’re ready to look your very best, Kybella could be the answer for your double chin. Kybella combines well with other aesthetic treatments like Botox® and fillers, too. Call Smile & Co. At The Landing or click the online appointment maker for a consultation.