LOVE YOUR CHIN
KYBELLA injections are an effective non-surgical alternative for adults wishing to quickly and permanently eliminate excess chin fat.
We offer KYBELLA® injections as an effective non-surgical option for adults who are looking to quickly and permanently eliminate excess chin fat.
MELT YOUR DOUBLE CHIN
With Kybella® Injections
The development of a double chin is caused by excess fat, called submental fat, and is common for both women and men. Those who develop a double chin often try dieting or exercise to eliminate the excess fat but never see results. That is because excess chin fat has little to do with how physically fit a person is.
If you are interested in saying goodbye to the fat below your chin, our practice can help!
SHAPE YOUR UPPER NECK
How does Kybella® work?
KYBELLA contains deoxycholic acid, which is injected into the targeted area. Deoxycholic acid occurs naturally in the body to help breakdown and absorb dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA destroys fat cells, resulting in noticeable reduction in fullness. The fat cells are destroyed permanently and can no longer store or accumulate fat, making further treatment unnecessary once the patient reaches their aesthetic goal. KYBELLA is FDA approved, non-surgical, and an excellent alternative to liposuction.
KYBELLA is also used to sculpt jowls, for patients who complain of having a sagging face.
In addition to using KYBELLA to eliminate fat, our practice has given injections to treat lipomas in patients who are not good surgical candidates or who wish to avoid a surgical scar.
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– Liet N. Le, MD
Kybella® works by gradually destroying fat cells. Due to the gradual process, you won’t notice results immediately after the first treatment. It is common for patients to require more than one treatment session. In fact, two to four treatment sessions are recommended for optimal results. Each treatment session needs to be scheduled at least one month apart.
Some patients report swelling in the days that follow a KYBELLA treatment and mild discomfort may be experienced but can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers. Each patient’s experience is unique and some patients may experience more than average discomfort but most patients agree that the results seen after KYBELLA treatments are worth the temporary discomfort and minimal downtime.
Once a patient is determined to be a good candidate for KYBELLA® and is ready to proceed with the procedure, we will customize a treatment plan based on the cosmetic goals and physical examination of the patient. Our expert team will discuss all aspects of a treatment plan and address any questions or concerns.
Before a patient undergoes a KYBELLA treatment, the specific injection sites below the chin will be marked in a grid-like pattern. An anesthetic will be applied topically to the injection site, to ensure the patient remains comfortable during the procedure. Multiple KYBELLA injections will be given at each treatment session- approximately twenty to twenty-five. Minimal discomfort and downtime occur with KYBELLA treatments and further treatment will not be expected once a patient reaches the desired cosmetic goal.
For patients who are left with loose skin after KYBELLA treatments, radiofrequency microneedling offers excellent results.