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What is Kybella?

Kybella is the first and only prescription medicine approved by the FDA to reduce the fat that causes a double chin. It's a safe and effective injection that can be used to help patients eighteen years of age and older to regain their confidence in their profile. Kybella destroys fat cells under the chin, delivering impressive results.

Kybella Candidacy

If you’re an adult in good general health whose self-confidence is impacted by fat below the chin, (submental fullness), you’re likely a candidate for Kybella. Many people feel that their submental fullness ages them or makes them look heavier than they actually are. Kybella can help.

Submental fullness can be caused by weight gain, but it can also be caused by genetics and aging. If you choose Kybella, you won’t have to worry about undergoing surgery. You shouldn’t receive Kybella if you have an active infection near your chin. The best way to find out if Kybella is the right fit for you is a personal consultation with us at Comprehensive Laser & Aesthetics.


Benefits of Kybella

  • Minimally invasive
  • Fast and effective procedure
  • Requires little to no downtime
  • Results are typically permanent
  • Leaves patients looking more youthful
  • Gets rid of or greatly reduces a double chin
  • Resolves excessive submental skin laxity

What Can You Expect with Kybella?

In a quick consultation, we’ll look at your chin and neck and discuss your aesthetic concerns and your goals for the procedure. Some patients desire more fullness in this area than others, and the build and physique of the chin can vary greatly from person to person. We’ll want to ensure we meet your goals, and leave you looking perfectly natural, only slimmer and with more attractive, chiseled features. Our specialists will cater your treatment to your goals and to the amount of fat you’d like removed.

Will You Experience Any Downtime After Kybella Treatment?

Most patients are able to quickly return to their normal routines after their Kybella treatment. You might experience mild swelling and localized bruising at injection sites, which clear up quickly. Most redness can be easily covered with makeup, so you’ll likely be back in action very quickly after your injections.

Comprehensive Laser & Aesthetics: Olney and Baltimore’s Kybella Specialists

  • Located in Columbia, MD, we are a premier medical aesthetic practice for men and women looking for a transformation
  • The Comprehensive Laser & Aesthetics team specializes in a range of minimally invasive, effective aesthetic treatments, including Kybella.
  • Our doctors develop a personally tailored treatment plan to help you reach your own unique aesthetic goals.

Kybella | Frequently
Asked Questions

How Does Kybella Work?

Kybella's active ingredient is synthetic deoxycholic acid. This is a replica of a substance the body naturally uses to breakdown and absorb dietary fat. As we inject synthetic deoxycholic acid into the fatty area below the chin, it destroys the cells of fat that have accumulated there over time.

How Soon Will You See Results with Kybella?

Many patients notice visible results from Kybella after their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th treatment.

How Long Will The Results Last?

Once the fat cells in your chin area have been destroyed, they are not expected to return, so the results are long-lasting. Once you undergo Kybella treatment and meet your profile goals, you likely won’t have to worry about submental fullness again in the future.

Does Kybella Hurt?

Injections typically sting a bit, but we can use a local anesthetic, numbing cream, or ice to ease discomfort during treatment. You’ll likely feel soreness for a day or two as you recover, but overall Kybella treatment is not particularly painful—and the results are definitely worth the discomfort.

Is Kybella Safe?

Kybella has been extensively tested and has received FDA approval. It has been tested in more than 20 clinical studies, in which more than 1,600 patients were treated. Participants saw significant results and noticeable reduction in submental fullness after treatment with Kybella.

What Should I Tell My Doctor Before Kybella?

Before starting Kybella, make sure your doctor knows of any medications, vitamins and supplements you’re currently taking, and any health conditions you might have. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or have plans to become pregnant.

Nurse Practitioner

Nina Nalini


Nina graduated with two Bachelor of Science Degrees from The University of Maryland College Park and Howard University. She then earned her Master of Science in Nursing Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

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What We're Doing About COVID-19

At Comprehensive Laser & Aesthetics, your health, safety and happiness are our top priorities. We have been monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation very carefully. Our Columbia and Olney offices are open, and we will continue to follow updates from local, state and federal authorities.

We have taken a series of precautionary steps to ensure your safety:

  1. We are performing enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of all patient care areas on a regular basis and in between all patient visits.
  2. We will avoid having patients congregate in our reception area. Upon check-in, you will be shown to either a private exam room or consultation room depending upon the nature of your appointment.
  3. All members of our staff are screened daily for COVID symptoms and are asked to stay home if they exhibit any signs or symptoms of the disease.
  4. ALL of our providers wear surgical face masks, plastic face shields and the necessary personal protective equipment to ensure patient and provider safety.
  5. We use hospital-grade disinfectants (Cavi-Wipes, Cavicide) to clean patient rooms and equipment. CaviCide is a convenient, ready-to-use, intermediate-level surface disinfectant that is effective against TB, HBV, HCV, viruses (hydrophilic and lipophilic), bacteria (including MRSA and VRE) and fungi. It can be used in the NICU, operating rooms, isolation rooms, patient care areas and laboratories. When used as directed, it will also effectively clean and decontaminate critical and semi-critical instrumentation.
  6. All of our equipment and protective eyewear are cleaned after every use.
  7. Plexiglass shields will be in place at the check-in and check out areas to prevent aerosol transmission.

For the time being, we ask that you come to your appointments alone to limit the traffic through the office. We also ask that you leave children in the care of a family member or a sitter. If you have had a recent fever, sore throat, cold- or flu-like symptoms or contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 please call immediately to reschedule your appointment.

As always we appreciate your support of and trust in our practice and we look forward to seeing you soon!


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