Regenerative Orthopedics, Aesthetics, Wellness Center & Weight Loss services offered in San Diego, CA

Kybella services offered in San Diego, CA

The pocket of fat under your chin, what you may call a double chin, is hard to lose with diet and exercise. At Coastal Regenerative Orthopedics & Wellness Center in San Diego, California, Ronald Cohen, MD, and the team of aesthetic professionals provide Kybella® injections to get rid of the stubborn fat under the chin. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about Kybella and how it can improve your profile. Telehealth consultations are available.

Kybella Q&A

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA-approved injection to reduce moderate to severe submental fullness under the chin. Submental fullness refers to the pocket of fat under the chin.

The injection contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps break down fat in the digestive system.

When injected into the fat under the chin, the medication destroys the fat cells, and your body slowly removes them from the area, leaving you with a slimmer facial profile. Once the fat is gone, it doesn’t come back.

I’ve had a double chin my whole life. Can Kybella help me?

Kybella can treat anyone unhappy with the extra fat under the chin, even if they’ve had it their entire life.

Some people are born with submental fullness because it runs in the family. The pocket of fat may also appear if you gain weight — but not disappear if you lose it. Aging may also contribute to this stubborn pocket of fat under the chin. 

If you’re unhappy about the extra fat under your chin and don't want surgery, Kybella may make a good choice. The team at Coastal Regenerative Orthopedics & Wellness Center can talk to you about this treatment and help you decide.

I don’t like needles. What do Kybella injections feel like?

The team customizes your Kybella treatment plan so you remain comfortable during your sessions. Your provider applies a numbing cream to the skin under your chin before giving the injections. They then administer multiple injections into the fat under the chin.

You may feel pressure but no pain during your Kybella injections. However, you may experience some bruising, redness, and swelling at the injection site after. These side effects resolve within a week or so.

There’s no need for downtime after Kybella injections. You can go back to your usual routine. 

When can I expect to see results from Kybella?

Results from Kybella vary, but you may notice improvements in your profile about 2-4 months after starting treatment. The team at Coastal Regenerative Orthopedics & Wellness Center recommends a series of about six monthly injections to get the best outcomes.

Call Coastal Regenerative Orthopedics & Wellness Center today or schedule your Kybella injection consultation online.