Submental fullness, also known as double chin, is a result of multiple different factors including weight gain, genetics and aging. Kybella is a one of a kind injectable treatment for double chin reduction. It is suitable for adults with submental fullness who do not want to undergo surgical correction.
The active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Kybella is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid that, when properly injected under the chin, destroys the fat cells and can improve a patient’s profile.
Wondering if Kybella may be right for you? Here are a few important things to know:
Before beginning a Kybella treatment regimen for double chin reduction, you will need to meet with Savy Guthrie MPAS, PA-C, our cosmetic treatment prodiver. At this appointment, your we’ll review your medical history to make sure you do not have any health issues which could potentially make Kybella unsafe for you. We will also examine your chin area and discuss your goals for treatment. If we determine together that you are a good candidate for Kybella, we would discuss the logistics and cost of the procedure.
Once you have been approved for Kybella, you can choose to have the treatment done in the same appointment or schedule a time to come back. Patients typically require multiple treatments, spaced at least 6 weeks apart. The number of treatments needed will be determined at the time of your evaluation. Each treatment entails multiple small injections administered under the chin into the fat layer, with treatments lasting approximately 15-20 minutes.
You can resume your normal activities right away after receiving Kybella injections. However, keep in mind that it is normal to experience a few side effects after treatment. Immediately post injection, patients can expect some swelling, numbness, discomfort and/or bruising, which is transient. Applying an ice pack under the chin can help ease discomfort and reduce swelling.
Hopefully you have found this introduction to Kybella to be helpful. For more information on this effective treatment for double chin reduction, please visit mykybella.com.
Are you ready to get real results and finally say goodbye to your double chin? It’s time to find out if Kybella is the right solution for you by visiting Kessel Dermatology. To request an appointment with our expert, Savy Guthrie MPAS, PA-C, a cosmetic expert who has 17 years of dermatology experience call our office today at (609) 890-2600. We look forward to helping you feel more confident in your skin and your facial profile.