Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center is one of the few cosmetic centers in the DC metropolitan area to offer KYBELLA, the only FDA-approved non-surgical treatment to dissolve submental fat, known as a "turkey neck" or "double chin." KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin.
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
Are you ready to reduce your double chin with a fast and easy non-surgical procedure?
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
You and our board-certified dermatologists here at Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center will customize your KYBELLA® treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile.
Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. During these sessions, our dermatologists will administer KYBELLA® into the fat under your chin using multiple injections. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart.
- In clinical studies, results for KYBELLA®-treated patients who had a ≥1-grade composite improvement were 8% (1 treatment), 28% (2 treatments), 43% (3 treatments), 55% (4 treatments), 66% (5 treatments) and 72% (6 treatments)
- In clinical studies, results for KYBELLA®-treated patients who had a ≥2-grade composite improvement were 0% (1 treatment), .2% (2 treatments), .8% (3 treatments), 3.5% (4 treatments), 3.9% (5 treatments) and 15% (6 treatments)
- 59% of subjects in the clinical trials received all 6 treatments
How Long Will the Results Last?
Good news! When injected into the fat under your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA® is not expected.
Will I Experience Any Side Effects?
The safety profile of KYBELLA® is well characterized. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness known as a double chin or turkey neck. Come in for a cosmetic consultation with one of our physicians to see if KYBELLA® is right for you. Call 240-482-2555 for an appointment in Chevy Chase or 301-345-7375 for Greenbelt today!