Kybella Specialist

Chrysolite Aesthetics

Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Houston, TX

A double chin can alter both the shape of your face and your perception of what you look like. While double chins aren’t always preventable due to genetics, gravity, and other factors, Chrysolite Aesthetics in Houston, Texas, offers Kybella® to treat them. Rawan Abu-Zeitoon, MD, performs the injections safely and professionally. To find out if you’re a good candidate for Kybella, call or book your consultation online today.

Kybella Q & A

What is Kybella?

Kybella is the only injectable treatment available to kill fat cells and is designed to treat your double chin. 

You might have a double chin because of genetics, your diet, loose skin, or a combination of these factors. In any case, you might prefer the way you look with a stronger or more angular jawline.

The active ingredient in Kybella is a chemical that breaks down fat cells called deoxycholic acid. The same chemical exists in your body to help break down fat in your food during digestion. 

After getting a series of Kybella injections beneath your chin, you’ll see a gradual reduction in volume in the area.

What should I expect while getting Kybella?

A successful Kybella treatment consists of 20-40 injections that Dr. Abu-Zeitoon carefully plans and places. 

She offers you a topical numbing agent or ice application to numb the area and keep you comfortable. 

You might need three to six sessions to carve your jaw to its ideal shape. 

How long does it take for the results of Kybella to appear?

You should wait at least one month between Kybella treatment sessions, so the entire course of treatment can take a while. While you won’t see results instantly, you’ll see a difference within 2-4 sessions. 

You might notice some slight swelling after each treatment, but this doesn’t indicate a lasting or permanent increase in your chin size. 

The full effect should be apparent about six months after you complete treatment because it takes time for your fat cells to break down. As long as you maintain an active lifestyle complete with healthy eating, these results are permanent. 

Am I a good candidate for Kybella?

Before getting Kybella or any other medical aesthetic treatment, you should have a personal consultation with Dr. Abu-Zeitoon. You’ll discuss your treatment goals and she makes sure that your medical history doesn’t impact the treatment’s effectiveness or safety. 

Dr. Abu-Zeitoon allows you to proceed with Kybella treatments if your goals are realistic and align with the abilities of the injectable. You might be a good candidate for Kybella injections if:

  • You’re unhappy with the appearance of your double chin
  • You eat healthy foods and exercise regularly
  • You can follow pre-treatment instructions like avoiding blood-thinning medications
  • You’re over 18 years old
  • Surgery isn’t preferable or feasible for you

If you have additional treatment goals, Dr. Abu-Zeitoon can help you integrate Kybella into a larger personalized treatment plan along with other aesthetic services at Chrysolite Aesthetics. 

Your double chin probably isn’t among your favorite details of your own image. To learn more about Kybella injections and how they can help, call Chrysolite Aesthetics or schedule a consultation online today.