Refine Your Jawline With Kybella

A well-defined chin and jawline is one of the most desirable facial features for men and women. In the past, the only solution for someone with a double chin caused by stubborn fat was invasive liposuction. That has changed with the FDA approval of KYBELLA, available from the specialists at Strella Aesthetics. KYBELLA is a breakthrough non-surgical treatment that can significantly reduce the appearance of a double chin with a series of injections. We are one of the first Philadelphia practices offering KYBELLA, the only non-surgical treatment approved by the FDA specifically to reduce fat below the chin (called submental fat).

KYBELLA is a non-surgical alternative to fat reduction in the neck for people who don’t want an invasive procedure such as liposuction. Submental fat is often the result of genetics or aging, in addition to weight gain, and resists diet and exercise. Fat cells under the chin are injected with KYBELLA, and then they rupture and are destroyed. KYBELLA is formulated using deoxycholic acid, a chemical that’s naturally produced by the body to help dissolve and absorb excess fat. It’s ideal for contouring the area under the chin. Fat destroyed after the injections is flushed from the body naturally, resulting in shedding of the excess fat that causes a double chin.

Before & After Kybella


If you’re looking tighten up your features — without pain, surgery or downtime — schedule a free consultation with the experts at Strella to find out what Kybella can do for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Kybella

Kybella (deoxycholic acid) works by reducing the fat cells in the treatment area, with the average treatment lasting many years. However please note that new fat cells may emerge with weight gain.
Yes, extensive clinical trials have shown that Kybella successfully reduces excessive submental fat. In the trials, patients received up to 6 treatments but many saw improvements with fewer treatments. Kybella is most suitable for people with isolated fat pockets under the chin without excessive loose skin or sagging.
During your consultation, your Strella Specialist will discuss your expectations and whether this is the ideal procedure for you. If you decide to proceed with the treatment, the physician or nurse will first clean and mark out the treatment site then numb the area using lidocaine injections. The medication will then be injected in a grid pattern evenly over the chin. The entire procedure should take less than 30 minutes. Side effects including swelling, discomfort, numbness, redness and bruising should resolve within a week.
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Swelling in the treated area can give a “bullfrog appearance” for up to a week and may vary from patient to patient. This does not limit any daily activities but some patients may not like the temporary fuller appearance of the chin. Side effects from subsequent treatments are usually milder. Other risks including bruising and redness are typically minimal.
It varies. Typically patients will need a series of 12-20 injections per visit. You may need two to three total visits, spaced a month apart. Each treatment takes about 15 minutes.
Before approving the drug, the FDA looked at the results of two U.S. trials that included more than 1,000 people. Those who got the drug more often saw less fat under the chin. More than 80% of those getting the drug said they noticed some improvement in their chin fat, the company says.
Most common are bruising, swelling, pain, numbness, and small, firm areas around the injection sites, according to the company. There can also be a bit of numbness at the site, which resolves over time.
Right now it is only approved for below the chin. Kybella works best on small areas. Although it may be useful for very small collections of fat cells, such as lipomas (fatty collections under the skin) or eye bags there may be considerable safety risks in these areas and more study is needed.
The results are usually permanent. However, a large increase in weight can cause the area to appear fuller again.