Kybella™ in Berkeley
Improve Your Chin Profile Without Surgery
Are you bothered by a double chin? Do you prefer to avoid surgery? At NorCal Dermatology Group, we offer the FDA-approved injectable known as Kybella™, a treatment that is the first of its kind, which can significantly reduce the appearance of a double chin. Kybella™ is currently the only injectable treatment approved by the FDA for reducing fat cells under the chin. This minimally invasive injectable treatment works to improve your chin profile while seeming to melt years off your face.
A double chin can detract from your appearance and make you look heavier or older than your actual age. Kybella™ is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive, and highly effective way to directly address the problem area underneath the chin. Most patients prefer Kybella™ injections because it has potentially fewer side effects than surgical procedures to remove fat, such as liposuction in the chin area.
How Kybella™ Works
The excessive fullness under the chin that causes the “double chin” is known as submental fullness. Kybella™ contains an active ingredient called deoxycholic acid that assists in the breakdown and absorption of fat to produce the desired chin profile. The fat cells are destroyed by the active ingredients in Kybella™, so the fat cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. Most patients need 2 to 4 treatments to achieve the desired outcome, although no touchups are needed in the future once the patient gets their intended result.
The Kybella™ treatment process includes:
- An initial consultation in our office
- An examination of the area to determine if this treatment is right for you
- Creation of a customized treatment plan to reach your goals
- Administration of the injections according to your treatment plan during a 20-30 minute appointment
- Healing from minor post-injection swelling and potential bruising during brief downtime
Each treatment includes several injections in the treatment area. The entire procedure is very quick and virtually painless. Depending on your individual needs and specific goals, multiple treatments may be needed. We always tailor the aesthetic goals of every patients to the treatments they may need to achieve the look they desire. Most patients achieve their desired chin profile after 2-4 treatments, each spaced at least a month apart.
How Do I Get Started?
Here at our medical and cosmetic skincare office, we are proud to offer a wide variety of treatment options for patients who want to improve their appearance. Whether that means contouring the face with Kybella™ injections or smoothing out wrinkles with BOTOX® or other neuromodulators, you can get a personalized treatment plan at our office so you can enhance your beauty and self-confidence.
Our staff at NorCal Dermatology Group is led by a board-certified dermatologist with extensive experience in both medical and cosmetic skincare. We look forward to getting to know you and addressing any of your cosmetic skincare concerns. We would love to educate you further on whether you would be a good candidate for Kybella™ in Berkeley.