For those unhappy with excess fat under the chin, Kybella™ is a new injectable solution that can effectively reduce the fullness for a more contoured profile.
Having what is known as a “double chin” is an extremely common cosmetic concern. It can affect the entire facial aesthetic and tends to make people feel self-conscious about their appearance. While the problem can be due to lax skin or loose platysmal bands, a double chin can also be caused by excess fatty tissue. Although this has always been treated with surgery, like liposuction or a neck lift, Dr. W. Matthew White is pleased to offer the first and only non-surgical treatment of Kybella™.
This innovative injectable treatment is FDA-approved to reduce excess fat under the chin (also known as submental fullness). Kybella™ has been shown to create a more defined facial contour with an improved profile, eliminating the unwanted appearance of a double chin. The injectable is composed of deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body to break down dietary fat. It works by dissolving the targeted fat tissue, which is then removed through metabolic processes.
Kybella™ is a great option for those unhappy with a double chin, and the treatment holds several advantages, including the following:
During the injectable treatment, Dr. White will administer the formula with a very fine needle. He can numb the area prior to injection to minimize any discomfort. The entire process is relatively quick and is performed in-office for a convenient solution. Depending on the extent of the patient’s needs, the procedure should take no more than 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Most patients require a series of two to four injectable sessions to achieve optimal results.
Downtime following a Kybella™ session is typically short. However, it is not uncommon to experience mild swelling, bruising, and numbness for the first couple of days, all of which are temporary and should quickly fade.
If you have any questions regarding Kybella™, or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. White, please contact our office today.