While many people feel self-conscious about their double chin, they don’t want to undergo painful, time-consuming surgical methods to correct it. Fortunately, our practice offers a breakthrough FDA-approved injectable treatment that allows clients to eliminate their double chin’s with absolutely no downtime: KYBELLA™.
eSSe Plastic Surgery aims to provide clients in the Ft. Lauderdale area with services that combine science, art, and technology to create comprehensive and effective treatments. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation, contact us today.
What is KYBELLA™?
KYBELLA™ is the only injectable that is FDA-approved to improve the appearance of fat below the chin. Clinically referred to as submental fat but more commonly known as the “double chin,” this feature can cause a great deal of stress and self-consciousness in the people that have it. This treatment offers a convenient alternative to invasive surgical methods, but is just as effective in solving this problem and creating a more aesthetically pleasing profile.
The active ingredient in KYBELLA™ is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that speeds up the breakdown and absorption of fat within the body. KYBELLA™ works in the same way when injected into the chin, breaking down fat in the area and allowing it to be quickly expelled by the body.
What Should I Expect from Treatment?
The injections themselves take less than an hour to administer. Following treatment, bruising and swelling is common. Less common side effects include redness, numbness, or hardness at the site of the injection. As long as these side effects subside within a day of treatment, they shouldn’t be much cause for concern.
KYBELLA™ works best when it is administered in a series of injections, with no more than six total. Each injection is spaced one month apart. A little over half of participants in clinic trials had to receive this full set of injections. Visible results can be seen after 2-4 treatment.
Who is a Good Candidate for KYBELLA™?
Ideal candidates for this treatment are under the age of forty and want to treat moderate to severe submental fullness. While patients over the age of forty can receive KYBELLA™ injections, younger patients are able to achieve more dramatic results because of the elasticity of their skin. Individuals with infections in the treatment area can not receive KYBELLA™ until their infection has completely cleared up.
Interested in KYBELLA™? Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment and see if this exciting new treatment is right for you.