- Kybella injections are a fat loss solution for the chin and neck area
- This treatment typically requires 2–4 sessions
- The injections destroy fat cells under the chin, creating long-lasting results
Kybella injections are a nonsurgical, minimally invasive solution for unwanted submental fullness, meaning excess fat under the chin. At Medical Skin Therapeutics, we provide safe, effective Kybella injections to patients in the broader Baltimore area, including Ellicott City, Columbia and Elkridge.
Tired of seeing a double chin in the mirror? Book your in-person or virtual Kybella consultation today!
Kybella Injections at Medical Skin Therapeutics
Kybella injections reduce the appearance of a double chin by destroying fat cells beneath the chin area. It was developed by Allergan, the makers of Botox. Kybella recovery times are short, and the risk of complication from the procedure is low.
The active ingredient in the injections is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a bile acid naturally produced in your stomach to absorb fat. When injected into your chin, the acid gradually kills fat cells over the course of several weeks. The dead cells are naturally metabolized and eliminated from the body, leaving you with a slimmer, more sculpted profile.
Why Choose Us for Kybella?
At Medical Skin Therapeutics, you’re in good hands.
- We’ve provided safe, effective medical aesthetic treatments in the Baltimore area for more than 20 years
- Injections are performed by a licensed esthetician/registered nurse trained by Allergan
- Our team feels like a family, and we treat each client as one of our own!
Before and After Photos
Please note that the patients featured in these images may have undergone other treatments in conjunction with Kybella injections. This photo gallery does not guarantee that everyone who undergoes Kybella will obtain these or similar results.
To fully resculpt the chin, most people undergo 2–4 Kybella injection sessions scheduled 6 weeks apart. Your results from each session will be fully realized in 4–6 weeks after the appointment. These results are long lasting – your new, sleek jawline can maintain its firmness for up to 5 years before the natural aging process softens your profile.
Who are the Best Candidates for Kybella?
The best candidates for Kybella injections are people dealing with submental fullness due to
- Weight gain
If you are nursing, pregnant or recovering from another kind of neck surgery, you should wait before beginning Kybella treatments. At your consultation, we’ll discuss your candidacy for Kybella and develop a timeline that works for you!
What to Expect During Your Kybella Session
To begin your Kybella treatment, our registered nurse/licensed esthetician will take “before” photos to establish a baseline for your results and will then apply a topical numbing cream under your chin. While the numbing cream starts to take effect, she maps out the injection sites with a temporary tattoo dot grid; this process ensures the injections will be spaced evenly for uniform results.
Next, the injections will begin. One Kybella session typically consists of 20–30 injections using a tiny needle. Each injection is quick, and the entire process takes only about five minutes. Most patients report a burning sensation while the active ingredient begins to take effect, but this feeling lasts only for a few minutes.
Between injections, we’ll give you an ice pack to cool your chin and ward off any discomfort. Once all the injections have been administered, we’ll wrap your chin up with a compression bandage to reduce swelling. Because Kybella doesn’t require sedation, you’ll be able to drive home after your appointment, experiencing only some soreness.
Over the next few days, you’ll see swelling (caused by the deoxycholic acid breaking down fat cells) that peaks 24 hours after the session and can last from 2 days to 3 weeks. Most people experience higher levels of swelling after their first treatment and less after subsequent injection sessions. Minor bruising and bleeding may also occur.
After approximately 6 weeks, the full results of your injections will be visible. You’ll then be able to undergo a second round of injections to sculpt the chin further. Most people report seeing the most dramatic results after their second session, after which we’ll be able to assess how many additional treatments will be necessary to achieve the look you want.
Many of our clients choose to pair their Kybella injections with an anti-aging treatment. The most common choices are:
- RF microneedling: This procedure combines the benefits of skin firming radio frequency energy with those of traditional microneedling, which creates microinjuries to improve skin texture and tone while promoting collagen and elastin production
- Injectable fillers: Sculpt your look even further with lip, nose or cheek fillers
- Botox: Reduce the appearance of lines on your forehead and around your eyes created by repeated movements
Kybella is FDA-approved to address excess fat under the chin, and is not indicated to treat sagging skin or wrinkles. If your primary concern is skin looseness around the chin and neck, you may opt for FaceTite instead, a minimally invasive procedure that uses radio frequency energy to firm skin and define the jawline.
Another alternative is JuVaShape body contouring. The JuVaShape system uses advanced radio frequency technology to firm skin on the lower face, neck, upper arms, abdomen or thighs.
Book Your Kybella Consultation
Interested in finding out whether you’re a good candidate for Kybella injections? If you’re in the Ellicott City, Columbia, Elkridge or broader Baltimore area, why not take the plunge and schedule a consultation with a member of our team?
As a low-risk, short downtime procedure, Kybella injections are popular among men and women who wouldn’t normally consider plastic surgery or who have never undergone any kind of medical aesthetic treatment. For your convenience, we offer both in-person and virtual telehealth appointments. Book yours now!
Does Kybella have any side effects?
The most common side effects associated with Kybella are swelling, temporary soreness, minor bruising and bleeding. Some people experience small, hard lumps at the injection sites that disappear after a few days. A rarer side effect is temporary nerve damage, which can cause numbness in the lower jaw that lasts several months.
How many treatments will I need?
Most people require 2–4 Kybella sessions. At your consultation, we will assess how many treatments you’ll likely need. That being said, every person’s reaction to Kybella is different. Our philosophy is to continue treatments until you’re satisfied, which may turn out to be additional or fewer appointments than initially estimated.
How long will results last?
Kybella treatments are long-lasting with the majority of patients worldwide reporting they’ve maintained their results 5 years after undergoing treatment. However, the success of your treatment depends on your maintaining a healthy lifestyle and not gaining weight; Kybella does not destroy every fat cell under your chin, therefore the remaining cells can still grow larger.
How Much Do Kybella Injections Cost?
The total cost of your Kybella treatment depends largely on how much of the product is administered. Kybella is priced by the vial, and 2–3 vials are usually used per session. In the US, the average cost of a single Kybella treatment is between $1,000 and $1,500. When it comes to medical aesthetics, cheaper doesn’t usually mean better – opt for a reputable clinic to obtain the best results.