Kybella™ at Mona

When a Double chin is not not in.



Have you ever wanted to improve your jawline and get rid of that double chin? Kybella™ is used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of fat below the chin, also called a “double chin.” Many of us store fat under our chin, which can be genetic and is resistant to diet or exercise. It affects men and women of all ages and can be independent of weight gain. If you want to define your jawline from every angle, Kybella™ may be right for you. Read More.

Dr. Mona S. Foad, was the FIRST physician in Cincinnati that was trained and certified to inject this new and novel injection that can permanently destroy fat cells under the chin. Say goodbye to that unwanted “Double Chin” by calling for an appointment and consultation with Dr. Mona today!

The active ingredient in Kybella™ is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule normally made in your gallbladder to help in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When it is injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells permanently. Kybella™ is the first and only non-surgical option on the market to treat the double-chin area.

Commonly Asked Questions:

How long will my appointment take?
Most appointments take less than 30 minutes. Our experienced injectors will take the time to assess the area under your chin to determine the best treatment and dosage of Kybella™.

Does Kybella™ hurt?
Most people describe their Kybella™ treatment as very tolerable. Our nurses will apply a topical numbing cream to take the edge off the injections. Kybella™, once injected, causes a lite burning sensation that lasts for 5-10 minutes. Once this burning sensation resolves, you will have some swelling in the treated area which will be tender to touch.

Is Kybella™ safe?
Kybella™ is a very safe procedure when done by a trained professional who understands your anatomy and medical history.

What should I expect during my treatment?
Before the treatment, our nurses will apply a topical numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable for you. Upon request, we can also use an injectable lidocaine to further minimize discomfort. Our experienced providers will assess the area under your chin and apply a temporary tattoo to help identify the treatment area. Kybella™, once injected, may cause a lite burning or tingling sensation that lasts for 5-10 minutes. Once this burning sensation resolves, you will have some swelling in the treated area.

Swelling is expected in the treatment area and can last from 5-10 days. You may also have bruising, tenderness, numbness and mild discomfort, which usually lasts anywhere from 5-14 days.

When will I see results?
You will start seeing results within the first 4 weeks and will continue to improve for up to 8 weeks after treatment. Most people need more than one treatment for optimal results

Am I a candidate?
Anyone with undesirable submental fullness may be a candidate for Kybella™. Thin or not, submental fullness can be hard to get rid of. Come in for a consult and let our experienced injectors see if Kybella™ is an option for you.