Feeling like you just can’t shrink the size of your double chin, no matter how hard you diet and exercise? You may be an excellent candidate for Kybella®.
Kybella® is an FDA-approved treatment that uses deoxycholic acid to get rid of fat cells within the submental tissue to improve facial contour. Fat cells are naturally removed by the body over a period of two to three months. Results are final; once fat cells are removed, they don’t return.
HOW DOES KYBELLA® WORK?
Kybella® is delivered to the submental tissue via multiple small injections, similar to how Botox® or dermal fillers are administered. Kybella® injection sessions take about 15-20 minutes to complete. Although fat cells are removed for good, patients must maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to uphold their results.
WHY IS KYBELLA® EFFECTIVE?
Kybella® uses deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring compound, to achieve its results. This acid specifically targets fat cells without harming surrounding healthy tissue, making it a preferred choice for non-invasive fat reduction.
WHAT DOES KYBELLA® COMMONLY TREAT?
In addition to minimizing the appearance of a double chin, Kybella® injections can be used to target excess fat around the jawline for a more contoured appearance. Kybella® is FDA-approved to treat fat cells within the submental tissue.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?
Side effects are minimal; some patients report feeling slight bruising and burning at the injection site. This burning sensation can last for up to a week after treatment, as it’s a sign that the deoxycholic acid is working to remove fat cells.
WHAT ARE THE THE EXPECTED RESULTS?
During a consultation, the patient’s facial profile and submental fat will be evaluated to determine how many sessions will be needed to achieve desired results. Many patients will observe visible results from 2-4 treatment sessions (spaced 1 month apart).
To learn more about Kybella®, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling Levy Dermatology at (901) 624-3333. Levy Dermatology serves patients in the Memphis, Germantown & Collierville, TN areas.