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The doctors in the Stanford Health Care Dermatologic Surgery program not only have the expertise to help improve the health and appearance of your skin, they are leading the development of new technologies and techniques not yet available at other centers.
Extensive experience using Kybella safely and effectively
Expertise using Kybella to treat a wide range of patients who have double chin
Minimal downtime for treatment
Treatment in our state-of-the-art clinic
What is Kybella Treatment?
Techniques for Kybella Treatment
Before starting treatment, your doctor will examine under and around your chin to determine if Kybella treatment is right for you.
If so, the doctor or nurse may first treat you with a topical numbing medicine or an ice pack to minimize pain and make sure you’re comfortable during the Kybella injections.
Your doctor will inject Kybella under the skin directly beneath your chin.
The injections are given in a series of up to 6 treatment sessions. In each session, you could receive up to 50 injections, each about 1 centimeter apart. Many people start to see results after as few as 2 sessions.
The injection process takes only 15 to 20 minutes. Treatment sessions should be spaced no less than 1 month apart.
Your doctor will determine the right number of sessions and right number of injections per session, depending on your condition and the results you seek.
Potential side effects
Kybella can cause serious side effects, including:
Nerve injury in the jaw (which can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness)
Injection site problems, including: bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers), damage, and tissue cell-death (necrosis) around the injection site. Call your healthcare provider if you develop open sores or drainage from the treatment area.
Side effects of Kybella treatment are usually mild and brief. They may include:
Areas of hardness in the treatment area
Contact your doctor if you experience one or more of the following:
Weakness in facial muscles
Pain in the mouth or throat
Pounding in the ears
Irregular heartbeat – fast or slow
Other potential side effects that may require medical attention include:
Discoloration of skin: blue-green or black
Cracking of skin
Pain, redness, or sloughing of skin at the injection site
Swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck
Potential side effects that may not require medical attention include:
Bleeding, blistering, bruising, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, rash, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tightness of the skin, tingling, or warmth at the injection site
Hair loss at the injection site
If you have a concern about any side effects, please contact your doctor.