Kybella has been dubbed the “double chin eliminator.” While Kybella is designed to eliminate small pockets of excess fat below the chin, it is not the right procedure for everyone. For some patients, it may not offer enough of a dramatic change, and you may elect to combine a Kybella procedure with another cosmetic treatment such as dermal fillers. Fillers at the jawline in addition to Kybella can help define the area between the face and the neck. 

Who is a good candidate for Kybella? Good candidates are those who have extra fullness below the chin. Kybella is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid that is injected into a targeted area to break down and absorb fat. Submental fullness, double chin, is often associated with being overweight but once you have reached your ideal or stable weight, you may find that genetics and aging are the real culprits for the extra fat left behind. If diet and exercise have been prioritized and stubborn fat remains, you may be a good candidate for Kybella. Skin elasticity is another consideration for Kybella treatments as Kybella does not treat sagging skin and is not the most effective treatment for tightening of the skin. If you have a significant amount of fat below the chin, liposuction may be a better option. However, Kybella is also a great alternative for those who want visible, lasting results without invasive surgery. Lastly, good candidates will also rule out anyone with microgenia, a weak chin bone condition caused early in life, or anyone with neck muscle conditions. In some cases, Botox may be recommended for those who are not good candidates for Kybella. 

Good candidates for Kybella will also be aware that results will be achieved over time. Best results may require 6 treatments over 6 months to achieve. Kybella does not require any prep work by the patient ahead of time so the only thing you need to do is set your appointment. THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology has a team of board-certified dermatologists ready to answer your questions and provide you with solutions for a better contour and the vision you hope to see when you look in the mirror. Call today at 602-867-7546or book online at WEBSITE.