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Kybella

Historically, the chin and upper neck have been an enormous challenge in terms of aesthetic maintenance. These areas are affected not only by the loss of collagen and elastin that causes surface tissue to sag, but mere position also makes the chin vulnerable to the force of gravity. Sometimes, a double-chin has roots in genetics, and develops long before a person notices other signs of aging. Sometimes, sagging skin and accumulated fat occur around mid-life. Whenever this problem develops, the ultimate reaction is to want it gone. Kybella makes this possible.
Kybella | Double Chin Reduction
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How many Kybella treatments will I need?

Every person is different. We determine the recommended number of treatments after a thorough consultation and evaluation of the severity of submental fullness. In some cases, a single treatment will achieve the desired outcome. The standard round of care for moderate submental fullness is three treatments, scheduled at six-week intervals.
If you are interested in knowing how many Kybella treatments you would need, call us to schedule a personal consultation with our friendly staff.


Is Kybella right for me?

If you are affected by submental fullness that does not diminish no matter how hard you try, Kybella may be right for you. Research has shown that double-chin fat is notoriously difficult to lose even with a healthy diet and exercise regimen. In the past, the only way to reduce the size of this area was to have liposuction. Kybella is an excellent alternative to men and women who desire a more contoured chin without having to schedule time off from their busy life.
It is important to know that Kybella works gradually, and that there are limitations in terms of the final result. Kybella works in concert with the body, targeting fat cells through a series of treatments. While most patients notice a dramatic improvement over time, it remains crucial to have realistic expectations of what is – and what isn’t – possible.


How does Kybella work?

The deoxycholic acid base on which Kybella is formulated is the “magic” ingredient. This naturally-occurring acid is present in the body for the purpose of breaking down fat. Researchers discovered that, when injected into the localized are of the chin, deoxycholic acid could penetrate the fat cells that had accumulated, destroying their outer membrane. Without adequate structure, the treated fat cells lose their lipid, or fat content, which is then metabolized over time.

How many people have been treated with Kybella?

More than 1600 individuals have participated in formal Kybella studies, and thousands more have been treated with this injectable since it’s FDA approval.


What areas can be treated by Kybella?

Kybella has been approved for the treatment of the dreaded double-chin. Larger treatment areas are not (yet) able to be treated with this injectable solution.


How long do Kybella results last?

The results of Kybella treatment can last for several years when weight remains stable. New fat cells do not develop in the area, but cells that exist beneath the chin can expand with weight gain. Also, the skin and connective tissue beneath the chin and on the upper neck is susceptible to laxity with age. This does not mean that submental fullness will return, but that the overall appearance of the chin and neck will change as a result of the aging process.

Is Kybella expensive?

Kybella is a cost-effective, non-surgical solution for submental fullness. The cost of treatment will vary based on the amount of product and number of treatments needed.


What are Kybella side effects?

The most common side effects of Kybella are temporary redness and swelling of the treatment area. Swelling may be noticeable due to the initial expansion of fat cells after treatment. This may last one to two weeks. Some patients report a mild burning sensation during and in the few hours after treatment. This can be mitigated with ice packs.


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