Submental fullness, more commonly known as a “double chin,” can be defined as the prominent appearance of fat below the chin.

Although the presence of this extra fat hasn’t been associated with any negative health consequences, 67% of people claim that they are bothered by its aesthetic, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. The exact origin of submental fullness continues to evade the grasp of modern medicine, but science has narrowed the search down to three culprits—aging, genetics and weight gain. If you have submental fullness, then your Dallas dermatologist has a new treatment regime that can permanently reduce fat in this area.

This treatment has a name, and its name is KYBELLA.

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The procedure has eliminated the use for any gels or creams, and because it is clear, colorless, and devoid of any granular materials, it has eliminated the likelihood of a mess.


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KYBELLA injection is the only FDA approved, non-surgical injectable treatment for submental fullness. The injection contains keoxycholic acid, which is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid—a naturally occurring substance in the body that metabolizes fat cells. Although KYBELLA isn’t an unnatural method of treatment, if not administered properly, you can still suffer from side effects. Your dermatologist for KYBELLA Dallas, George Wooming of Knox Dermatology, is a trained professional with steady hands that will administer the treatment safely and effectively.

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It is injected into the subcutaneous fat tissue in the submental area of the neck. Your Dallas dermatologist will determine the amount of sessions and frequency of those sessions, depending on your aesthetic goals and other personal health factors. Once injected into your skin, the keoxycholic acid will destroy fat cells. Upon their destruction, those cells will never be able to store fat again or collect more fat; therefore, additional treatment is not expected after the final result is achieved.

When can I expect to see results?

As stated above, treatment duration will depend on each patient’s personal health profile as well as how drastic of a reduction is desired. However, the majority of patients average six total sessions for the duration of treatment and can spot visible changes in the first two to four sessions. We have provided some sample before and after images below.

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Should I be using KYBELLA?

Just like with any other type of treatment, you should consult your KYBELLA Dallas dermatologist as a first step. Your health care professional will be able to review your medical records and decide if you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure. In addition, you will have the opportunity to tell your doctor if you’ve had any recent thyroid complications, heart problems, facial injuries, etc., that may affect your qualification status as a recipient of KYBELLA treatment.

If you want to feel and look younger by removing unwanted fat underneath your chin, trust your Dallas dermatologist and contact us today!



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