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The aging process can do a number on our face. When we hit our mid-30’s, our face goes from being defined and attractive to accumulating fat in unwanted areas.

Submental fullness, also known as a double chin, is when fat gathers beneath the chin. While some people battle with a double chin their entire life, most start seeing a double chin appear as they get older or with weight gain. Kybella is an effective tool in combating a double chin.

What is Kybella®?

Kybella® is a non-surgical FDA approved prescription medicine. This injectable has been proven in clinical trials to substantially improve the appearance of submental fat in adults. It has been shown to work in individuals with moderate and even severe fat under their chin. As of this date, the FDA has only approved the use of Kybella for the submental area. It has not been approved for use on any other part of the body or on individuals who are younger than 18 years old.

How Does Kybella® Work?

Kybella®’s active ingredient is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid naturally occurs in your body. It is what your body uses to absorb dietary fat. Kybella® is injected into the submental fat and destroys the fat cells. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they no longer can store fat beneath your chin. These dead cells are eventually absorbed into your body, and they are removed through your body’s natural fat removal process.


Kybella can produce dramatic results. Most patients see less fullness beneath their skin and an improvement in their chin’s profile.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

We will work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs based on your chin’s profile. Each treatment will consist of multiple small injections in the submental area. Some clients need upward of six treatments, while others see visible results with as little as two or four Kybella treatments. Your treatments will be spaced approximately one month apart.

Is Kybella Safe?

Yes. Kybella® has been thoroughly reviewed and tested by the FDA. The process has been used successfully in the United States for many years. As with any procedure, there is minor risk of side effects. These include:

  • Bruising
  • Numbness
  • Swelling
  • Pain

Most of these side effects should clear up on their own a few days after your treatment. During your initial consultation, we will be happy to answer any questions you have about this procedure.

Enjoying the Kybella® Results

Unlike other nonsurgical procedures, Kybella® permanently destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, the cells cannot store fat. Once you have reached your desired appearance, you should not need to have further treatments. It is a permanent process.

Kybella® has helped countless individuals restore their youthful appearance, and with this restoration has come an increase in confidence.

We warmly invite you today to book a free consultation with Dr. Gavrila. As a trained medical professional, Dr. Gavrila has the expertise needed to assess the right treatment plan that will work with you.

Contact us today in Maryland in ColumbiaAnnapolis and Baltimore or Arlington, Virginia!

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Annapolis, MD (21401)


Arlington, VA (22201)


Timonium, MD (21093)


Bel Air,
MD (21015)

Columbia, MD (21045)


Wellington, FL (33414)


Washington, DC (20001)




Annapolis, MD (21401)


Arlington, VA (22201)


Timonium, MD (21093)


Bel Air,
MD (21015)

Columbia, MD (21045)


Wellington, FL (33414)


Washington, DC (20001)