Double Chin Removal

KYBELLA® Injection Treatments

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KYBELLA® treatments, performed in our Kittery office, slim your facial profile by reducing/eliminating your double chin.

KYBELLA injection treatments to remove your double chin

KYBELLA® Injection Treatments

KYBELLA® treatments performed in the comfort of our Kittery office get rid of your double chin.

What is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is a non-surgical method of reducing excess fat beneath the chin. It basically gets rid of your double chin, which is caused by genetics, weight gain, or aging. Prior to KYBELLA®, the oenly way to get rid of a double chin was with liposuction or a neck lift, both of which carry a much greater risk of complications and obviously a much longer downtime.

KYBELLA® injection treatments involve a series of injections of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring compound in your body that gets rid of fat cells. The injections also stop the accumulation of fat which gives you a slimmer chin profile.

It’s important to note that, unlike BOTOX® or JUVEDERM® injection treatments, KYBELLA® treatments permanently destroy fat cells.

Am I a candidate for KYBELLA® injection treatments?
It’s important to note that not everyone is a candidate for KYBELLA®. Those with turkey necks, or loose skin under their chins, are best to seek a surgical neck lift even though some chin and neck tightening does occur with KYBELLA®. In addition, sometimes, thyromegaly or cervical lymphadenopathy can cause a double chin.

It’s advised that people under the age of 18 or over the age of 65 as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women avoid this type of double chin removal therapy.

How long does it take for KYBELLA® to work?
Most clients require 2-3 KYBELLA® injection treatments over the course of a couple of months. Treatments are usually spaced one month apart. Each treatment takes about 5-10 minutes to complete.

Are there any KYBELLA® side effects I should know about?
The most common side effects of KYBELLA® injection treatments are related to reactions around the injection site including swelling, pain, numbness, bruising, redness, and small areas of hardness.

More serious side effects are possible which is why it’s crucial to have your KYBELLA® treatments administered by Dr. Shepherd, a trained doctor

Are results noticeable after my treatment?
No. It takes about a week to see results. Each injection will cause further slimming of your double chin.

How much does KYBELLA® cost for double chin treatment?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Shepherd will examine your chin area, discuss your desired goals, and then determine the number of injections and treatments required.