We are pleased to offer Kybella®. Many patients are unhappy about the double chin or submental fat or fullness. It can be a sign of aging or genetics. Some cases may be related to weight, but others are more genetic and affect adults of different body types and sizes regardless of weight. Men and women of normal weight can have this and find despite a healthy diet or exercising it does not improve.
Kybella® is a non-surgical alternative to improve the chin or remove stubborn fat that creates natural results. We will work with you to determine the best course of treatment.
Fat in the lower face that cause a double chin ise difficult to get rid of by diet or exercise. This area was usually reduced with surgical procedures like liposuction or a neck lift but now with Kybella®, surgery is no longer the only option.
Kybella® is composed of Deoxycholic acid which is a natural body substance, or bile acid, that breaks down fat. It is injected into treated areas with a fine needle, where it destroys the fat cells. Deoxycholic acid is made naturally in humans and its use in reducing fat in the chin area has been clinically tested and is FDA-approved.
A series of several tiny injections are given into the fat to be treated. The entire session lasting just a few minutes and with minimal discomfort. Please see our video of the treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella® Injections?
Kybella® is safe for both men and women. The best results are seen in individuals who have tighter skin in the neck area. If the neck is mostly lose skin, and not much fat, Kybella® may not be a good option for you. The fat also has to be under the skin, not deep to the muscle. During your consultation, we will assess factors such as your medical history, your skin condition and fat, and your expectations to determine if Kybella® injections will help you.
What is the Recovery?
Kybella® has been proven safe in studies. Recovery is variable but the first session usually has the most swelling so plan accordingly. The swelling the first session can last a week. There also can be bruising and itchiness Pain is usually minimal. You can drive yourself home and should be able to do most normal activities. You can go to work, but be aware there may be swelling..
How Long Will the Results Last?
Kybella® is a gradual improvement and often requires multiple sessions over a few months in order to achieve better results.