How do I get rid of my double chin without surgery?

I am noticing a more pronounced double chin in the last few years but I’m not interested in surgery. I heard about Kybella on the news recently. Is it available yet and how can I find out if I’m a good candidate?

Ann T. – San Francisco

Kybella (pronounced kye be’ lah) was approved by the FDA in April 2015. It’s an exciting new product that is identical to the Deoxycholic Acid that your body makes naturally to absorb fats. It works by destroying fat cells and is a new alternative to liposuction for treating submental fullness, commonly referred to as a double chin. Laub Dermatology & Aesthetics is currently the only practice in Marin County that has received the training and approval to treat patients.

For best results Kybella requires a series of appointments, spaced about a month apart. Each treatment takes about a half hour and will include approximately 12-20 injections, dependent on each patient’s particular desired results and physical needs based on an initial consultation. According to parent company Kythera, many people saw results in 2 to 4 treatments. Downtime is minimal and if it does occur, is generally after the first treatment. The best news is that once a patient’s treatment goals are reached, you likely may never need Kybella again. We encourage you to make a consultation appointment so together we can see if you are indeed a candidate and plan your treatment with your goals in mind.

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