If you are bothered by the look of extra fat under your chin, Kybella® may be the solution you’ve been looking for. This FDA-approved injectable treatment is designed to remove fat cells in the double chin area for a smoother, more attractive profile. Intrigued? Here’s what you need to know about Kybella®.
What Does Kybella® Treat?
Kybella® is designed to remove the effects of submental fullness. This condition, which can affect both men and women, is the extra skin and fat under the chin that doesn’t disappear even with weight loss, diet and exercise. Submental fullness, which can affect nearly anyone, can be caused by genetics, aging and weight gain.
How Does Kybella® Work?
This injectable treatment contains synthetic deoxycholic acid, a compound naturally produced by the body to break down and absorb dietary fat. Kybella® destroys the fat cells in the submental area permanently, which means they are no longer able to store fat, and no future treatments are needed once you’re happy with the results.
What Should I Expect from Treatment?
One of our trained medical professionals will perform your treatment in our office. Each treatment consists of a series of injections and usually takes about 15 or 20 minutes. Depending on the extent of fat cells in the area and your desired results, more than one treatment may be required. The majority of patients receive six treatments, each of which must be done at least one month apart. However, once you’ve met your aesthetic goals, your results are permanent.
Who Is a Candidate for Kybella®?
This treatment is safe for most people in generally good health. Make sure to let our treatment provider know about any existing health conditions or medications. If you are unsure if this is the right treatment for you, we can help you decide for sure during your consultation with us.
If you’re bothered by your double chin, there’s hope. At Skin Spa Medical, our specialists proudly provide Andover and Wellesley Hills, MA with a wide variety of personalized cosmetic procedures including Kybella® injections. Contact us today to find out if this treatment is right for you!