Have you been struggling to lose that double chin, only to have it persist despite eating right and exercising?
Radiant Complexions Dermatology is pleased to offer KYBELLA®, a new, FDA approved, non-surgical solution to treat and improve fat-deposits below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” Using deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body, KYBELLA® aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat when injected beneath your chin. Once those cells are destroyed, they cannot store or accumulate fat, making KYBELLA® an attractive long-term alternative to liposuction or surgery to treat a double chin.
What is KYBELLA® and how does it work?
When injected beneath your chin, KYBELLA® aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat using deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring acid in the body.
How many KYBELLA® treatments are needed?
Each individual is different and the number of treatments that are needed depends on the amount of excess fat. While each case is unique, most individuals will need 2 to 3 treatments for ideal results.
Should I consider KYBELLA®?
While every individual is different, KYBELLA® could be right for you if you have had trouble losing the excess fat beneath your chin. It is important that you are at a healthy weight and living a healthy lifestyle before you consider KYBELLA®. While it can help reduce the size of a double chin, it is not intended for large area fat reduction. To learn more about KYBELLA® and if it is right for you, schedule a consultation with your Radiant Complexions Dermatology provider.
What can I expect after KYBELLA® treatment?
KYBELLA® is minimally invasive and usually requires no recovery period or downtime. You may experience redness, swelling, numbness, tenderness or bruising at the injection site. Over the counter pain relievers and ice can help you minimize any minor discomfort you might experience. Most patients are able to get back to their day immediately following the procedure, however, you might want to postpone any major social events for a
few days after treatment.
How long will my KYBELLA® results last?
KYBELLA® results are long lasting. While 2-3 initial treatments might be necessary to obtain the desired results, as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle, additional treatments should not be necessary.