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A double chin that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise can be frustrating. If you have submental chin fullness that doesn’t respond to your best efforts, Kybella® offers a simple, fast, and effective option for reducing the appearance of a double chin. The highly trained and experienced team at Dr. Alexis Aesthetics & Dr. Alexis Health can give you an attractive chin profile in a few quick treatments. To schedule a consultation or appointment, call the Tucson, AZ office at 520-965-3685.

Kybella Q & A

What is Kybella?

Kybella® is an injectable medication that reduces the appearance of submental chin fat, or a double chin. Kybella is the only injectable medication that’s FDA approved to treat adults with moderate to severe submental chin fullness. 


How does Kybella work?

Fat deposits cause the appearance of a double chin under your jawline. The following factors contribute to submental chin fullness:

  • Weight gain

  • Aging

  • Genetics

Losing weight, maintaining a healthy diet, and getting plenty of exercise can reduce submental chin fullness, but sometimes these things do not affect a double chin.


Kybella contains a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid. Your body naturally produces this molecule to break down fat as part of the digestion process. When Kybella is injected into submental chin fat, it enhances your body’s ability to break down fat in the chin area and destroys the fat cells so they can no longer hold on to fat deposits.


What happens during a Kybella procedure?

Your expert at Dr. Alexis Aesthetics & Dr. Alexis Health uses a very slim needle to carefully inject multiple doses of Kybella into your chin. The treatment takes about 15-20 minutes.

Most patients find the process tolerable. Your experienced provider also applies a topical numbing cream before beginning your procedure, to improve your comfort during the procedure. 


How many Kybella treatments will I need?

How many Kybella treatments you need to achieve your goals depends on how much excess fat you have in the area and other individual factors. Following your consultation, your Dr. Alexis Aesthetics & Dr. Alexis Health specialist designs a personalized treatment plan to reduce your double chin and achieve an attractive chin contour.

In most cases, a series four to six Kybella treatments spaced about a 4-6 weeks apart is needed for optimal results. You may experience some temporary swelling, redness, or discomfort around the injection site. Other side effects are possible but rare.


Are my results permanent? 

Kybella doesn’t just remove fat; it also damages fat cells so they can no longer store fat deposits. Results are typically permanent, and maintenance treatments aren’t necessary.

What does Kybella cost?

At Dr. Alexis Aesthetics & Dr. Alexis Health we are focused on getting you the results you deserve. Dr. Alexis has the expertise and knowledge to help you reach your treatment goals. Our Kybella prices begin at $600 per vial, initial treatments are typically 2-3 vials, dependent upon the size of the area needing treated, in order to achieve optimal results!

If your double chin bothers you, boost your self-confidence with simple, effective Kybella injections. Schedule your Appointment or Complimentary Consultation by calling Dr. Alexis Aesthetics & Dr. Alexis Health today at 520-965-3685.

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