Dermcare Physicians and Surgeons now offers the KYBELLA® treatment for improving the appearance of fat under the chin. Kybella helps improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” It can be something you’ve had your whole life due to genetics or start to appear as you get older or if you gain weight.
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA®destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
Treatment can only be administered by a KYBELLA®-trained healthcare specialist. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.
Since everyone’s profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Your healthcare specialist will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each KYBELLA®treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions.
KYBELLA® side effects are well characterized and typically are limited to swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness in the treatment area. Your healthcare professional will discuss any other potential but rare side effects during your consultation
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