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KYBELLA® Specialist in the San Francisco Bay Area

At PotozkinMD Skin Care and Laser Center, our board-certified dermatologists are experts in cosmetic injectable treatments such as KYBELLA®.

What would make someone want KYBELLA® treatments?

Aging, genetics, hormones, and weight fluctuations can all bring about noticeable changes to our face, neck, and overall profile.We all know that certain areas can be diet and exercise resistant, but one of the more difficult areas to deal with is submental fullness, or what most call the “double chin.” It’s a common misconception that you have to be overweight to have a double chin. 

In fact, many people (especially women) who maintain a healthy weight will still experience a double chin no matter how healthy of a lifestyle they live. Though diet and exercise can help, it will likely never fully remove the fullness under the chin.

Excess fat around the jaw, chin, and neck not only cause discomfort, but also make you feel and look older and heavier than you are. It’s a difficult area to reach or target and can significantly impact your self-confidence.

We understand how frustrating this can be, and you are not alone. The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery conducted a survey in 2015 that showed 67% of people were bothered by excess fat or skin under their chin. This area evoked the same level of frustration as fine lines and wrinkles did.

While there are surgical approaches you can take to treat submental fullness, surgery is not always the best option for some.

If you’re looking for a non-surgical way to remove your double chin, KYBELLA® might be the right treatment solution for you.

What is KYBELLA®?

KYBELLA® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile.

KYBELLA® might be the right treatment for you if:

  • You feel your submental fullness makes you look older and heavier than you really are
  • You eat healthy and exercise regularly without seeing much improvement to your double chin and you don’t want to undergo invasive surgery
  • You feel unhappy and self-conscious about the excess fat under your chin

Only a KYBELLA®-trained healthcare specialist can create your personalized treatment plan and administer the injection treatments. At each treatment, you will receive multiple tiny injections under your chin.

What are some expectations with KYBELLA®?

Every patient is unique, and the exact number of treatments and injections during each will depend on the amount of submental fullness and desired profile. Each injection process takes around 10 minutes, and each treatment is spaced at least a month apart.

For the best result, 4-6 treatment rounds are usually necessary to ensure the most significant improvement. KYBELLA® destroys the fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fat under the chin. Once they are destroyed, these cells can no longer be stored or accumulate fat again. This groundbreaking treatment won’t usually require treatment down the road again.

Our dermatologist-led team at PotozkinMD has extensive experience in cosmetic injection procedures and will be happy to walk you through the entire process. 

During your initial consultation, the team will examine the area under and around your chin to ensure KYBELLA® is the right treatment option for you. Our team will create a customized treatment plan to ensure your aesthetic goals are exceeded.

Our Philosophy

“Our practice philosophy is simple — to deliver the very best care we can in the very best way we can. To us, that means we make each and every patient feel welcomed from the moment that they walk in the door until they leave the office. It means that we listen to what the patient has to say and address those concerns. It means we give advice and recommend treatments based on our extensive training with leaders in the field, our wealth of personal experience, and our commitment to excellence. For our cosmetic patients, it means working with the patient to achieve results that look natural, not overdone or exaggerated. It means that we always strive to do the right thing for the patient, as we value very highly ethics, honesty, and integrity. It means we stand behind what we do and will do everything in our power to get the best results we can for the patient. It means we carefully select the highest quality staff to represent us and help us carry out these goals. Lastly and most importantly, it means that we treat the patient the way we would want ourselves to be treated, with respect and kindness. Because at the end of the day, without all of our loyal patients, we wouldn’t have a practice.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to be a SkinCeuticals Flagship location?
As a Flagship center, we carry the complete range of SkinCeuticals products and treatments. When you visit our practice, you gain access to proven skincare solutions and personalized guidance from our expert skin care specialists, ensuring that you receive the most effective and suitable treatments based on your unique needs.

What sets SkinCeuticals apart from other skincare brands?SkinCeuticals stands apart through its scientific approach, integrating research from product inception to formulation packaging. Each product undergoes rigorous medical-grade clinical testing, a testament that distinctly differentiates SkinCeuticals from other cosmeceutical brands.How do I determine which SkinCeuticals products are best for my skin type?Leverage the expertise of our skilled skincare specialists at PotozkinMD to assess your unique skin and requirements. They'll seamlessly recommend the ideal SkinCeuticals products tailored specifically for you.Are SkinCeuticals products suitable for sensitive skin?
SkinCeuticals offers advanced skincare solutions designed for sensitive skin. Our skincare specialists can evaluate your skin and recommend products that are meticulously formulated to calm, soothe, and minimize signs of sensitivity, including the appearance of skin redness.

What role do antioxidants play in SkinCeuticals products?
Antioxidants are the foundation of SkinCeuticals products. Each antioxidant serum offers sophisticated environmental protection, backed by clinical evidence that showcases its ability to enhance the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and foster a naturally balanced skin tone.

Can I combine multiple SkinCeuticals products in my skincare routine?
Absolutely. Discover your foundational regimen during your consultation with one of our skincare specialists. Our team works with you to develop a customized skincare regimen tailored to your needs and goals.

What benefits can I expect from using SkinCeuticals vitamin C products?
SkinCeuticals’ renowned vitamin C products contain powerful ingredients that have been clinically proven to neutralize free radicals, protect against oxidative stress, and offer visible anti-aging benefits.

Do SkinCeuticals products address specific skincare concerns like aging or pigmentation?
We carry the complete SkinCeuticals line, including glycolic acid formulas available in cleansers, serums, toners, or creams. With an array of products, we can tailor a plan that addresses fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes, uneven skin tone and texture, and many other specific skin concerns.

Can SkinCeuticals products be used in conjunction with treatments like chemical peels or microdermabrasion?
SkinCeuticals products are specially formulated to complement cosmetic procedures, including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser treatments, and injectables, to protect your skin post-treatment and enhance your results.

Are there any precautions I should take while using SkinCeuticals products?
Consulting with one of our skincare specialists before investing in new skincare products is the best precaution you can take to ensure optimal results and compatibility with your unique skin needs.

How long does it typically take to see results from using SkinCeuticals products?
Consistent use is essential to see results from medical-grade skincare products like SkinCeuticals. Many patients see visible improvements within 4-12 weeks, depending on the specific products used and individual skin conditions.

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