Empire Eye and Laser Center is proud to be one of the first offices in Bakersfield, CA to offer KYBELLA™ (deoxycholic acid), the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical, injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “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.
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.
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
A consultation with Joseph H. Chang, MD is required to determine if you are a candidate. At your consultation, you and Dr. Chang will decide how many treatments you need. Once the desired aesthetic response is achieved with KYBELLA™, retreatment is not expected.