Do you worry about excess fat below your chin? The “double chin” is a common, yet under-treated, facial aesthetic condition. It is a trouble spot for many people as it is often resistant to diet and exercise alone. However, Dr. Balshi has a solution! Kybella® is an injection that dissolves fat below the chin. It is the first FDA approved, non surgical injection for fat removal in this area.

The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.


How many treatment sessions are necessary?

Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart. Dr. Balshi will set up a personalized treatment plan based on your desired look.

How long will results last?

Because Kybella® destroys fat cells, the results are permanent.

Will there be any side effects?

The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. In rare cases, Kybella® can cause more serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw.