Cosmetic - Kybella


Dr. Pennoyer was the first doctor in the local area to offer KYBELLA.

KYBELLA is an injectable treatment used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”

Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”, is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition. It can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain, and is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.

If you’re bothered by submental fullness, you’re not alone. According to a 2014 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS):

  • 68% of people said they’re bothered by under-the-chin fullness, or double chin
  • People are just as bothered by under-the-chin fullness as they are by lines and wrinkles around and under their eyes

Patients typically require 2-3 treatments with KYBELLA, 6-8 weeks apart.

The entire process requires 20 minutes for numbing and performing the injection, and is usually pain-free.

The most common side effects of KYBELLA include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. This usually subsides within 24 hours, and many patients return to work the next day.

KYBELLA can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.

Kybella is featured on the Today Show.

Kybella on Better Connecticut

To learn more about available treatments: Request an appointment.

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