SkinSmart Dermatology | Dermatologist in Sarasota, FL 34243 (SRQ)

Kybella™ Treatments for Double Chin Fat

KYBELLA Patient Before and After (Side View)- SMALLER

Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as a “double chin,” is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition. It can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain, and is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.

If you’re bothered by submental fullness, you’re not alone. According to a 2014 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), 68% of people said they’re bothered by under-the-chin fullness, or double chin.

According to the survey, people are just as bothered by under-the-chin fullness as they are by lines and wrinkles around and under their eyes! Learn more about Kybella by watching our Kybella YouTube video featuring Dr. Callahan here!

Call SkinSmart Dermatology at 941.308.7546 to schedule a KYBELLA consultation. We are conveniently located at exit 213 off I-75 and just one traffic light west of the new Mall at University Town Center. We are easily accessible to the Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice areas.

What is KYBELLA?

KYBELLA (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. Up to 6 treatments may be administered. Your results will depend on many factors, and during your cosmetic consultation the number of treatments and individual treatment plan will be discussed.

After being treated with KYBELLA, patients reported improvement in self-perception, including feeling happier and younger based on their chin profile, as well as feeling less embarrassed, less self-conscious, less overweight and less bothered by submental fullness.

What to Expect

When injected into the fat under your chin, KYBELLA causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the desired results are achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA is not expected.

Dr. Callahan is the first Dermatologist in Sarasota to be trained and chosen to offer KYBELLA to treat under-chin fullness, or double-chin fat. Call SkinSmart Dermatology at 941.308.7546 (and press 5) to schedule a cosmetic consultation. It’s a great time to find out if KYBELLA is right for you!


Kybella Facts:
KYBELLA™ is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” It is not known if KYBELLA™ is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area.
Who should not receive KYBELLA™?
You should not receive KYBELLA™ if you have an infection in the treatment area.
Before receiving KYBELLA™, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you: Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin; have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin; have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area; have had or have trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA™ will harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA™ passes into your breast milk; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA™).
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant medicine).
What are the possible side effects of KYBELLA™?
KYBELLA™ can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.
The most common side effects of KYBELLA™ include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
 *Results will vary
Back To Top