What is Kybella?
By Skin Center
February 24, 2020
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Kybella  

Say goodbye to that embarrassing double chin with Kybella.

Do you have a double chin? Do you try to hide it with turtleneck sweaters and scarves? While some people can lose that double chin through weight loss treatment, if your double chin is due to genetics or age then our Fort Lauderdale, FL, dermatologists have a simple solution that could help you get the more defined chin you want without having to turn to invasive procedures or surgery.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable that uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which destroys fat cells within the chin by breaking down fat. When Kybella is injected into the chin it kills fat cells so the cells can no longer store fat. Kybella is exclusively used to treat submental fat (“double chin”).

How many treatments are necessary?

Every cosmetic treatment that our Fort Lauderdale, FL, cosmetic dermatologists offer is customized to fit your needs. The number of sessions will depend on the severity of fat around the chin. Each treatment session is spaced about one month apart and requires multiple injections. Some patients will require up to six treatment sessions, with most people seeing an improvement within 2-4 sessions. It only takes a couple of minutes to administer Kybella.

Is there a recovery period?

There is no downtime associated with Kybella. Once you receive the treatment you are free to go back to your routine. It is normal to experience tenderness, redness or bruising at the injection sites, but this will usually go away within a couple of days.

How long will my results last?

Once Kybella is injected into the chin it goes to work destroying and absorbing the fat cells. Once the cells are destroyed they will not be able to store fat again. This means that results are permanent and you will not require additional treatment afterward.

Who is a good candidate for Kybella?

As with any cosmetic treatment, it’s important to be realistic about the results you can achieve. Most healthy individuals who feel self-conscious about their appearance due to a double chin are often great candidates for Kybella; however, a consultation with one of our dermatologists is always necessary before undergoing any cosmetic procedure.

From pediatric dermatology and cosmetic services to plastic surgery and massage therapy, Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a one-stop shop for all of your skincare needs. If you want to discuss whether Kybella is right for you then call us today at (954) 500-7546 to schedule a consultation.