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What is Kybella?


KYBELLA is the first and only FDA-approved injectable to treat fat in the submental area, usually referred to as “double chin”. The active ingredient in KYBELLA™ is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.  Dr. Polacek in Cranston, Rhode Island is very pleased to have an FDA approved non-surgical option available for her patients.

A “double chin”, or fullness of the neck and under chin area, is a problem for many people.  Even men and women who maintain a healthy weight can be troubled by submental fat because aging and genetics are often the major culprit for fat in this area.  Unfortunately, submental fat deposits are sometimes not greatly improved by diet and exercise.

A double chin can detract from a balanced facial appearance, and make patients look older and heavier than they really are.  This condition effects two-thirds of consumers according to a recent survey done by American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.  In fact, that is nearly as many as are bothered by lines and wrinkles around their eyes.

When strategically injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA™ causes the destruction of fat cells. The wonderful thing about KYBELLA is that it is a permanent solution to a double chin, because once destroyed, those cells can no longer store or accumulate fat.  

What you can expect in a consultation

Dr. Polacek can administer KYBELLA in her office in as little as 15 minutes.  Many patients achieve their desired results in two to four treatment sessions, each taking place about 6 weeks apart.  As with any injectable, it is common to experience some numbness, bruising, or swelling around the injection site and in the area surrounding it, and these resolve soon after the procedure.

Am I a candidate for Kybella?

Dr Polacek will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for the KYBELLA double chin treatment.  Together with Dr Polacek, you will develop a customized KYBELLA treatment plan.  Dr Polacek may recommend you combine KYBELLA treatments with other minimally invasive skin treatments to achieve the look you desire.