Kybella Specialist

Health and Rejuvenation Center

Aleida Hera, MD

Medical Spa & Cosmetic Laser Center located in Miami, FL

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your profile due to excess chin fat, you may be a candidate for Kybella treatments. At Health and Rejuvenation Center in Miami, Dr. Aleida Hera offers Kybella treatments to enhance the contours of your chin by destroying existing fat cells. Within just a few weeks, you can enjoy dramatic results and a more attractive profile. Find out if Kybella treatments are right for you by calling the office directly or using the online booking feature.

Kybella Chin Treatment Q & A

What is Kybella?

Kybella is a prescription injectable treatment that can reduce excess fat below your chin. This fat, known as submental fat, is more commonly known as a double chin. This treatment is safe and effective for improving your overall appearance and profile.

What causes a double chin?

A double chin can be the result of weight gain, your age, or your family history. The condition may take several years to develop or can be an issue you’ve had for most of your life.

Submental fat is often difficult to lose through a good diet and regular exercise. People often turn to plastic surgery or invasive liposuction to reduce fat and enhance their natural profile.

How does Kybella work?

Kybella contains synthetic deoxycholic acid, a molecule that occurs naturally in your body that helps your body break down and absorb the fats you eat in your diet.

Once Dr. Hera injects the solution into your chin fat, the acid begins to destroy fat cells.

How long do the results of Kybella last?

It takes time to see the results of Kybella treatments. As your body breaks down the fat cells, it needs time to eliminate them through your lymphatic system. Within two to three weeks after treatment, you can begin to see the effects of the injections, with a noticeable decrease in chin fullness and an enhanced profile appearance.

Kybella destroys fat cells permanently, so the results of treatment can last for years. You may need several treatments to achieve optimum results and Dr. Hera can determine how many treatments will help you reach your goals.

The treatment permanently destroys the structure of the fat cells under your chin and they can no longer store fat. As long as you eat a healthy diet and continue to maintain your weight, the results of Kybella can last for several years.

Does Kybella have any side effects?

Dr. Hera can discuss any possible side effects you can expect based on the nature of your treatment and the amount of submental fat you have. Typical side effects can include:

  • Swelling in the injection site
  • Facial muscle weakness
  • Minor bruising and redness

You may also experience some hardness in the skin in the areas where Dr. Hera makes the injections.

Following treatment, you can use over-the-counter pain relievers to minimize swelling and prevent pain.

To find out if Kybella treatments are right for you, schedule an appointment online or by calling the office.