Kybella is a specialized, non-surgical injection technique used to help improve the appearance of the facial profile by reducing excess fat, specifically beneath the chin.

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What is Kybella?

Kybella is a non-surgical injection technique to reduce excess fat, specifically beneath the chin, and improve the appearance of the facial profile. Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment to destroy fat cells and improve your profile by targeting the area under the chin. 

The area below the chin, otherwise known as submental fat or the “double chin” is a common area for fat to accumulate as we age. Many patients express frustration with the appearance of their profile due to this fat or loose skin beneath the chin. 

At Skincredible Dermatology, we understand that no one wants a double chin. Sagging skin around the jaw, chin, and neck can cause discomfort, and reducing the appearance of fat in this difficult-to-reach area can significantly impact confidence and self-esteem. Kybella can help you achieve a smooth and firm profile.

What Can Kybella Treat?

Kybella is specifically used to treat the fat beneath the chin, firming the shape of the face. Getting rid of the “double chin” can improve the youthful look of the profile and skin. Extra fat in the submental area can make a person appear older or heavier than they are. With a firmer facial profile, many of our patients report feeling higher levels of self-esteem.

Kybella has a satisfaction rate of 79%: patients feel happier about the appearance of their face and the area beneath their chin. Kybella at Skincredible Dermatology is an excellent alternative to invasive and costly surgical procedures.

How does Kybella Work?

Kybella’s principal active ingredient is synthetic deoxycholic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the body, helping break down and absorb dietary fat. When Kybella treatments are injected into the fatty area under the chin, the deoxycholic acid interacts with the body’s natural production of the chemical and destroys fat cells. 

The result of Kybella injections are noticeable reduction in fat and submental fullness. Cells eliminated by the Kybella treatments can no longer store or accumulate fatty tissue.  Once fat cells are destroyed, they are destroyed for good. 

How many treatments of Kybella are required for results?

The number of Kybella treatments required depends on the amount of fat being treated and the patient’s unique skin and concerns. At your consultation, our team will determine the number of treatments needed and offer a recommended plan. 

Combined with a healthy diet and exercise routine, patients can expect permanent results from Kybella’s fat-destroying treatments. Damaged fatty cells are destroyed for good and once patients reach their desired aesthetic goal, they no longer need to have further treatments of Kybella. 

What can I expect with Kybella?

Our team of experts will help determine if Kybella is right for you. Before your treatment, one of our team members will discuss your goals and inspect the area around your chin. If Kybella is right for you, our team of experts will create an individualized treatment plan based on your needs and aesthetic goals.

Kybella treatments take between 15 and 20 minutes and are performed in-office. The FDA-approved procedure is quick and efficient at correcting fat under the chin, and there is little preparation required before your Kybella treatment. We recommend washing your face well before the procedure to avoid any contaminants that can lead to infections at the injection site. 

Our team at Skincredible Dermatology is always happy to answer any questions and help you feel comfortable before, during, and after any procedure. 

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How can we help you?

At Skincredible Dermatology & Surgery, we offer a wide variety of services and deliver natural-looking results to help you look and feel your best.

Our providers

Our innovative and compassionate team of providers is dedicated to delivering the best possible care.

Do you take insurance?

Yes! We accept most insurance plans for medical procedures. Cosmetic, aesthetic and body contouring procedures are not covered by insurance.

Do you offer same day appointments?

We offer SAME DAY appointments!
If you’d like to be seen today, please call us at (949) 328-5729.

Do you offer online consultations?

Would you rather have an online consultation than come into the office? We are proud to offer virtual/online consultations for new and current patients.

Step 1 - Book: Click here to schedule your appointment online now or call us at 949-328-5729 to speak with our friendly scheduling team. We have same and next-day availability. This process takes less than 5 minutes!

Step 2 - Chat: We will e-mail you a meeting link to use for your appointment. Simply click the link and log on at your appointment time. You’ll have your virtual visit with our medical staff using secure and HIPAA-compliant video conference technology.

Step 3 - Treatment/Pick Up: You will be receiving a diagnosis, treatment plan, and prescriptions (if necessary). If prescriptions are made during your visit, go pick them up at your pharmacy. We can send prescriptions anywhere.

For cosmetic services, do you accept financing?

Yes! We offer special financing for cosmetic services. You can apply in our office or online through our website.

Where are you located?

We are located at:
27800 Medical Center Road (Building 1)
Suite 220
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Is online care only for specific conditions?

Although there are situations where our medical staff would need to see you in person (which can also be scheduled during your online consultation), there are thousands of conditions we’re able to diagnose and treat online. We will be providing you with a diagnosis, treatment plan, and prescriptions (if necessary). If you need a procedure that requires an in-office visit, we can either schedule you to come into our office or would recommend that you go see your local dermatologist.

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