Is Kybella ‘Double Chin’ Treatment Right for You?

Is Kybella ‘Double Chin’ Treatment Right for You?

Whether you were born with submental fullness, otherwise known as a ‘double chin,’ or developed one due to weight gain or age, the acclaimed experts at MDCS Dermatology, Medical Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery could cure the undesirable fat with KYBELLA®. Always at the forefront of cosmetic improvements and technologies, the staff at MDCS are experts in delivering Kybella to patients in New York, and the neighboring areas. Call the office or schedule a consultation online today to determine if you are the right fit for Midtown East Kybella.

What Exactly Is Kybella?

The FDA recently approved Kybella in the Spring of 2015. This treatment is a huge step forward as it is the sole injectable procedure that addresses fat cells underneath the chin.

Kybella efficiently eliminates the look of a ‘double-chin’ and enhances a person’s profile whilst leaving other neighboring cells unaffected. Although Kybella has only been accessible for less than a decade, it is already incredibly popular and garnering high patient satisfaction ratings. Previously, intrusive liposuction, surgery, or the full scope of neck scarves and turtlenecks were the only alternatives for dealing with this prevalent problem area.

How Does Kybella Function?

Kybella is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a chemical that occurs naturally in the body. Up to 50 small Kybella injections are administered under the chin, rapidly curing fat cells. With time, these dead cells are normally drained out of the body. As a result, the unpleasant fullness underneath the chin is dramatically reduced.

Every patient receives a certain number of injections and treatments based on their desired outcomes. Sessions are spaced out by about a month. Following only one or two sessions, some patients see a difference. For the most part, 4-6 sessions yield the best outcomes.

What Exactly Does the Procedure Involve?

The injectable procedure takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete. There may be some discomfort. After that, patients might experience temporary numbness, bruising, or inflammation in the targeted area. Downtime is reduced, and most patients find that over-the-counter pain relievers are enough to manage any post-treatment discomfort.

How Long Will the Outcomes Last?

Fat cells that have been treated do not proliferate. Therefore, once a patient achieves their desired appearance, no further therapy is required. Even if patients put on weight following the Kybella procedure, it will not build underneath the chin.

Who Is the Right Candidate for Kybella?

Submental fullness affects a wide variety of individuals, both women, and men, and is caused by various factors including weight increase, genetics, and aging. Exercise and diet alone are not always enough to get rid of this fat.

However, Kybella is not for everybody. Patients with pronounced platysmal bands, significant skin laxity (sagging skin and sun damage), and other conditions that necessitate cosmetic surgery might not benefit from this procedure.

Your doctor will examine you for submental fullness and talk to you about the alternative treatments, including what to expect and how many appointments you will require. The majority of patients will require 2-4 treatments.

You need not be worried about your ‘double chin’ anymore! Kybella can offer you lasting results by addressing the fat cells that are causing your submental fullness. Call the office or book online to find out how you could benefit from this cutting-edge procedure.

Ishat Narain