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Kybella and Mesotherapy

Kybella, Deoxycholic Acid Double Chin Fat Dissolving Injections

At Comsmetiq Medicine we offer Kybella®, the newest, non-surgical injectable used to treat the double chin. Dr. Arwa Salti is one of the few physicians in Portland that are trained in the procedure.

A nonsurgical intervention to dissolve fat under the chin, commonly called “double chin”. Kybella is composed of deoxycholic acid, a synthetic form of a fat absorbing substance found in our bile to help in permanently destructing and digesting fat cells.
Another way to describe kybella is liposuction in a syringe injected in the submental area to break the fat cell membrane causing them to spill the fat, which will be gradually cleaned/expelled by the immune system. The result is a reduced double chin and contoured jawline. Studies shows that 70% of the subjects reported physical and emotional improvement.

What do you need to know about kybella

  • Non-surgical fat reduction for moderate to severe fat below the chin, it also helps in contouring the jaw line.
  • Treatment takes 15-20 minutes. Small multiple injection, usually icing before and after takes the edge of the uncomfortable burning sensation. It is usually tolerable and most patients don’t need pain medication
  • Common side effects swelling, bruising, tenderness, and itching
  • Swelling peaks about 20 to 28 hours after your procedure, and will likely fade after 3 days
  • Sleep on your back and with head elevated for the next 3-5 days after treatment to help reduce swelling
  • Multiple treatments are required, typically 2-6 treatments, 4 weeks apart
  • Results are noticeable at 4-6 weeks
  • Causes skin contraction that may produce some skin tightening, unlike liposuction that leaves loose skin
  • Permanent results
  • Refer to before and after care instructions

Kybella® Before & After Photos

Below are before and after images of patients who have had amazing success with Kybella®.