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Now you see it, now you don’t! No Surgery. No Downtime. No More Double Chin

A double chin (medically known as submental fullness) is a common yet under treated issue that affects facial symmetry. It is caused by an accumulation of fat in the front of the neck and just under the chin, making a person look older and heavier. Submental fullness affects men and women of all ages, and can be influenced by factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain. Unfortunately, double chins are extremely resistant to diet and exercise.

Get ready to say goodbye to your double chin for good because now there is Kybella® –the first and only FDA approved injectable drug for safely and effectively removing excess fat under the chin, leaving a smooth and contoured jawline without the necessary recovery time of other treatments like liposuction or neck surgery.

What is Kybella®?

The active ingredient in Kybella® is identical to deoxycholic acid which is 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. The cells die and are absorbed by your body for removal. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.

What are the Benefits of Kybella?

  • Quick and easy
  • Results are permanent
  • Safe and effective
  • You lose the double chin
  • Non-surgical
  • FDA approved
  • Minimally invasive
  • Restores a more youthful balanced look to the face

How Does Kybella Work?

Before and After Kybella Treatment
Individual results may vary

Why Choose Mill Creek Skin & Laser?

  • Dr. Lin is honored to be one of the first in the Seattle market to be trained, certified and authorized by Allergan to treat with Kybella®.
  • While Kybella® may be new, Dr. Lin has been practicing for many years; is a highly trained and skilled injector whose extensive experience and impeccable track record in injections speaks for itself.
  • Dr. Lin utilizes his excellent aesthetic judgment, skill level and thorough understanding of facial anatomy that is critical for a successful outcome.
  • Dr. Lin often combines Botox and/or filler with Kybella® for the ultimate liquid face lift.
  • Dr. Lin performs all injectable treatments at Mill Creek Skin & Laser.

Customer Experiences

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How is the Kybella® treatment performed?

Kybella® is administered directly to the fat pad under the chin using multiple injections. Treatment takes about 15 to 20 minutes.

How long doe Kybella last?

Kybella® permanently destroys fat cells. Once the aesthetic response is achieved you will not need to be treated with Kybella® again.

What is the recovery or down time with Kybella®

Kybella® does not require any recovery time or downtime; most patients can return to their normal activities immediately.

Patients may experience different degrees of swelling as the fat is being dissolved, which is a normal part of the healing process.

There may also be some slight discomfort, erythema (redness) or bruising for a brief period after the injection, which should resolve relatively quickly.

How many Kybella® treatments do you need?

This will depend on the amount of submental fat you need to lose and your desired chin result. Because everyone is different, a custom treatment plan is tailored for each individual patient.

Many patients will experience visible contouring of their chin profile in 2 to 4 treatments, however some people may require up to 6 treatments in order to achieve desired results. Treatment sessions are spaced about a month apart.

What are the side effects of Kybella®

The most common side effects seen with Kybella® include bruising, pain, numbness, swelling at the injection site, redness and areas of hardness in the treatment area. These side effects will dissipate gradually.

Can Kybella® be used to treated other areas of unwanted fat?

Kybella is currently only approved for addressing a double chin, however, Kybella® may be available for other uses in the near future.

Pre and Post Treatment Instructions

Download the pre and post treatment instructions form to learn about what do to before and after your treatment. Remember to sign the form and bring it with you to your appointment.

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