At the Skin and Beauty Center of California, we are pleased to provide patients with cosmetic, medical and surgical dermatology solutions. This includes providing aesthetic injectables that can improve patient confidence and self-esteem. If you are struggling with excess fat underneath the chin, known as submental fullness, you are not alone. Both men and women can experience this condition and may find that it interferes with the way they associate with others. It is not uncommon for patients with a “double chin” to avoid having their photo taken in social situations, or wear clothing such as turtlenecks to disguise it.
Fortunately, patients in California now have a nonsurgical option available to them for the treatment of submental fullness known as Kybella®.
What is Kybella® and how does it work?
Kybella® is a new injectable treatment that is used to improve the appearance of a double chin. Kybella® works by breaking down fat cells, which are then flushed out of the body by the lymphatic system. The active ingredient used in Kybella® injections is synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a natural substance that helps to break down and absorb dietary fat. Injections of Kybella® are typically given every four to six weeks, and most patients see noticeable results after two to four treatments.
Does Kybella® work for men?
Absolutely! Many men who have a double chin regardless of their weight can find a solution with Kybella® injections. During an initial consultation with our clinicians, you can have a full evaluation performed to determine if you are an appropriate candidate. The best candidates for Kybella® are patients who:
- Have submental fullness (excess fat beneath the chin)
- Are bothered by the appearance of a double chin
- Are seeking a non-surgical solution
- Are in good health overall and do not have any medical conditions that may affect healing or increase risk during treatment
Schedule a visit to learn more about Kybella® for men
If you are a male interested in learning more about Kybella® and whether it could be right for you, contact our office to schedule an appointment. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you achieve your aesthetic goals at the Skin and Beauty Center. We have six convenient office locations throughout California and welcome you to call the practice closest to you to request an appointment.