KYBELLA® is an injectable, prescription treatment used to help improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin. This is most commonly referred to as the “double chin”. KYBELLA® is an FDA-approved non-surgical treatment that Dr. Theocharides uses on his patients in Red Bank, NJ. As a matter of fact, it is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for a “double chin”! He is one of the few cosmetic doctors in New Jersey to offer this new and innovative treatment. In a 15 to 20 minute treatment session, Dr. Theocharides will contour the fullness below the chin to smooth the neck for a younger, healthier look.
Fat below the chin or the “double chin” could be something you’ve had your whole life or something that has slowly developed over the years. It can be caused by weight gain, age or genetics. A double chin is often resistant to diet and exercise. No matter how it appears or why, a double chin is something that bothers many people. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), 67% of people said they’re bothered by under-the-chin fullness, or double chin. Now there’s a non-surgical, long lasting solution: KYBELLA®. Many patients see visible results in just 2-4 treatments. Further treatment will not be necessary since the fat cells will no longer be able to store fat.
*results may vary
How does KYBELLA® Work?
KYBELLA® is a non-surgical, injectable treatment. The active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, destroys fat cells and is a naturally occurring substance in the body. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. Treatment is customized for each individual patient. It is administered with multiple small injections directly into your chin area to sculpt it. There is little to no downtime after the treatments. Most patients will require 2 to 4 treatment sessions that will last up to 20 minutes, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.* You can expect anywhere from twenty to fifty injections at each treatment. Once the desired results are achieved, re-treatment is generally not necessary. You can receive up to six treatments with a month in between each session.
Who is KYBELLA® For?
Men and women 18 years or older with moderate to severe fat beneath their chin can benefit from KYBELLA® treatment. It is best suited for healthy patients with noticeable submental fullness who don’t need or don’t desire surgery such as liposuction. A double chin is difficult to eliminate, even with diet and exercise. KYBELLA® effectively reduces the layers of fat below the chin to create a younger, more fit appearance.
Are there any health Risks?
The most common side effects of KYBELLA® include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. The minor side effect should disappear in about two weeks. KYBELLA® isn’t suitable for all patients. Dr. Theocharides will perform a comprehensive evaluation. KYBELLA® is not for patients with certain risk factors such as smoking, steroid use, diabetes or poor skin quality, as they may contribute to poor healing or poor results.
Before & After Pictures KYBELLA®
Before and 2 months after – KYBELLA® for the neck**Disclaimer: results may vary