What you need to know:

Many of us are delving into the wide world of products and procedures to keep us looking our best. Up next, get rid of the 'double chin'. . .

What is Kybella:

Kybella is a treatment for the 'double chin' that is administered via needle injection to the lower region of the chin (submental region). Kybella contains the active ingredient Deoxycholic Acid which is naturally occurring in the body. When administered, it targets fat cells and destroys them. When the fat cells are destroyed, they are no longer able to accumulate or store fat, which in turn gets rid of your double chin. This procedure for the submental area has been FDA approved, but is not yet approved for other areas on the body. In order to reach desired effects, multiple rounds of Kybella may need to be administered, based on your personal goals. Each round of Kybella can only be administered as soon as one month apart.

Who needs it?

Anyone who is struggling with a double chin is a great candidate for . Many people will turn to liposuction to take care of this problem; however, thanks to Kybella, there is now a less-invasive procedure. Both men and women of all ages can struggle with having a double chin. If this sounds like you, or someone you know, read on. . .

Who Administers Kybella?

Because is an injection to your lower chin via needle, it is required to be done by a Registered Nurse or Doctor. Luckily, we have our very own Registered Nurse on staff, Mrs. Abby Coggins, who is experienced in administering Kybella and ready to help you with your double chin. The process is the same as seeing Abby for your regular Botox appointments.

What to expect?

After a consultation with our R.N., Abby, you will then be ready to receive you Kybella injections. Similar to receiving Botox, you may feel the needle injections. Topical anesthetic may be given to those who struggle with needle injections; however, many feel the injections under the chin are very similar to Botox, and extremely bearable.

After your appointment, you are likely to feel a bit of discomfort and swelling in the area. There is also potential for hematoma (bruising). The discomfort, swelling, and any bruising could last up to a couple of weeks; however, many do not feel the need to take off work, which makes this a GREAT alternative to having under-chin liposuction, in which case you would have significant down time.

Weighing the options. . .

Really, what you need to consider here, is the alternative. We are lucky that it only takes a simple injection (similar to Botox) to start us on our way to shrinking our double chin. Many people have turned to liposuction procedures to eliminate their double chin. These invasive procedures could potentially involve anesthesia, scarring from sutures, significant down-time after the surgery, medical bills, potential postsurgical swelling, and really any dangers that are associated with a surgical procedure. This process has been simplified by eliminating the surgical procedure entirely, and added a simple 20 minute visit with our Registered Nurse Abby. Then afterwards, you are back to your regular routine; it's that simple.


Worried about your double chin? Go in for a consultation, what could it hurt!? At first, because of the unknown, it seemed a bit scary, but when looking at the alternative and all of the information, the option really seems to be a good one! If you have any questions or concerns, you are able to discuss them with Abby in your consultation appointment, weigh your options, and see if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Worried about the swelling? Go now, in the winter-time, so you can bundle up with a scarf or high-neck shirt, head off to work, and no one will ever know!