Many patients come to Advanced Dermatology looking for safe, nonsurgical treatment options that will help them feel like a more refreshed and confident version of themselves. One common concern that both men and women wish to address is submental fullness, often referred to as a double chin. Submental fullness can be caused by aging, weight gain, or even simple genetics. This area can also be one of the most frustrating to treat without help from your physician because it is often resistant to traditional exercise and nutrition.
This is why we offer Kybella injections at our Katy, League City, Pearland, and Sugar Land, TX locations. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kybella is the first nonsurgical treatment for submental fat. The active ingredient in Kybella is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid (DA) that acts like the natural DA in your body to break down and absorb fat. Once it is injected under the chin, you may see a noticeable new contour to your facial appearance. When the fat is destroyed, the cells cannot return so you are able to enjoy your new slim profile and strong jawline for years to come. Book a consultation to get started with Kybella injections at any of our four locations in the Greater Houston, TX area.
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The best patients for Kybella injections have excess fat in the upper neck (submental area) that causes a double chin or unwanted fullness. This injection treats stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be reduced with normal weight loss methods due to genetics, aging, or other conditions. If you are at a healthy weight, but diet and exercise have not helped to reduce the fat in your upper neck, Kybella may be the right treatment for you. While Kybella can treat small to moderate amounts of fat in the submental area, larger amounts of fat may require surgical liposuction.
Kybella is performed during an in-office appointment in the privacy of a treatment room. We will apply a numbing agent to the treatment area under your chin (if requested) after the skin has been cleansed for injections. The procedure takes about 15 – 20 minutes, which includes several Kybella injections in the chin area. Some patients may only need one treatment to reach their goal while others may need multiple treatments spaced 3 – 4 weeks apart at Advanced Dermatology.
What to Expect
Kybella doesn't require anesthesia so you are able to leave the office as soon as you feel comfortable to resume your normal activities. You may have temporary swelling, numbness, or bruising under your chin, but this should not last longer than a few days. Call Advanced Dermatology immediately if you are experiencing any unusual side effects, such as facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, or if your smile is uneven. While the fat cells that are destroyed do not return, the remaining cells can become larger so you should maintain a steady weight after your Kybella injections to prevent new pockets of fat from forming. Optimal results following this treatment leave your neck looking tighter and slimmer and your profile will be more defined.
Finish Off A Double Chin
There is no need to feel unhappy, self-conscious, or embarrassed by your double chin. If you have concerns about submental fullness, our practitioners invite you to Advanced Dermatology in Katy, League City, Pearland, and Sugar Land, TX today for a complimentary cosmetic consultation to learn more about Kybella and other options. Even if everyone else in your family has to hide their hereditary double chin, it doesn't mean you will. Schedule a consultation to learn more about the Kybella injections at Advanced Dermatology. Minimize submental fat so you can have a strong jawline and finish off that double-chin appearance.