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Kybella® Double Chin Reduction in Bergen County, NJ

Submental fat, colloquially known as a “double chin,” has been difficult to treat in the past. Neck exercises, weight loss, and diet are often ineffective at targeting this ultra-specific area of the body, leaving many people looking for help sculpting their jawline.

New treatments for treating the submental area are currently being discovered, helping many people to achieve the look of a slimmer chin. Kybella® is the first and currently the only FDA-approved injection designed specially to break down fat cells and treat submental fullness.

What Is Kybella®?

Kybella® is an injectable prescription medication (deoxycholic acid) used to treat the appearance of fat below the chin, often known as “double chin,” in adults. Kybella® is injected under the chin in a series of subcutaneous treatment sessions that dissolves fat cells over time.

Typically, the process is repeated 1 to 3 months later. After 12 weeks or 2 sessions, whichever comes first, patients report noticeable results. Many patients will have a series of 3 to 4 sessions but it will depend on how much initial fat is needed to be treated. Maximum results are visible 6 months following the last treatment and are expected to last years.

Currently, Kybella® injections are not FDA approved for treating pockets of fat other than the submental region, however Dr. Roche, as do many advanced injectors, uses this medication “off label” to treat other parts of the face and body.

How Kybella® Submental Fat Injections Work

Kybella® aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat stored in the submental region of the face, underneath the chin and jawline. Once treated, cells in this area can no longer store or accumulate fat.

In clinical trials, 79% of treated patients reported satisfaction with the appearance of their chin and face, and reported feeling happier, younger, less self-conscious, and less overweight based on their chin profile.

What to Expect at the Dr. Elizabeth Roche, MD MedSpa

When you come to the Elizabeth Roche, MD MedSpa for Kybella® treatments in Bergen County, New Jersey, you can expect superb service and personalized five-star assistance. Dr. Roche will work with you to create a customized strategy incorporating Kybella® and any other treatments you wish to have to reach your aesthetic goals.

Many patients see a visible difference in their facial profile in just 2 to 4 sessions, which are usually spaced about 1 month apart. However, as many as 6 treatments over the course of 6 months may be needed, after which the maximum results are generally seen at about the 1-year mark.

Treatment Side Effects Kybella injections are generally considered safe and well-tolerated by the majority of patients. However, some mild to moderate side effects may occur following treatment, including but potentially not limited to:

  • Significant swelling after the first treatment, moderate to none thereafter
  • Minor redness
  • Light bruising
  • Mild discomfort
  • Discomfort can usually be relieved with over-the-counter pain medication, ice packs, and rest. Swelling can be treated with compression, ice packs, Arnica Cream, and anti-histamine medication. Any bruising resolves in one to two weeks. Most activities are continued after a day or two and most patients do not find a need to miss work.

    Schedule Your New Jersey Kybella® Consultation Today

    Dr. Elizabeth Roche was one of the first doctors in Bergen County, NJ to offer Kybella®. She has been treating patients with excess chin and neck fat for several years with great success. Kybella® injections for other body areas such as “bra fat” can be discussed at your consultation as well.

    If submental fullness is an area of concern for you, call the Elizabeth Roche, MD MedSpa to schedule a consultation to determine if Kybella® is right for you by dialing 201-505-1020.