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.
What Are The Benefits Of Kybella?
A personalized KYBELLA treatment plan at Advanced Dermatology tightens and shapes your neck with great benefits that include:
- Permanently eliminating unwanted neck fat
- Dramatically reducing a double chin
- Contouring and slimming your neck and jawline
- Achieving a more youthful appearance
- Simple, nonsurgical, and minimally invasive procedure
- No scarring
- No downtime
- Results are natural-looking and can be long-lasting
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Am I a good candidate for Kybella?
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 Treatment Technique
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 from Kybella treatments?
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.
How much does KYBELLA cost?
The price of KYBELLA treatments will depend on the number of sessions you need. In your consultation, a customized treatment plan will be created to fit your budget and goals. A member of our staff will also talk about payments we accept during your first appointment.
How does KYBELLA work?
The active ingredient in KYBELLA, deoxycholic acid, works to break down and destroy fat cells in the upper neck. After the fat cells are eliminated, these fat cells cannot regenerate. This is why additional treatments shouldn't be necessary as soon as you have reached your desired outcome.
Can KYBELLA be used to treat other areas of the body?
Right now, KYBELLA is only available for treatment of the area below the chin. KYBELLA has been proven to effectively minimize the fat in the upper neck that creates the appearance of a double chin. KYBELLA isn't approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for use on any other areas of the body.
Am I eligible for a KYBELLA treatment?
Before your consultation, you will answer a few questions to make sure you are a candidate for KYBELLA treatments. You must be over the age of 18 years old, not breastfeeding or pregnant, and you should not have an active infection in or around the treatment site. Before the procedure is performed, you should be open about any health concerns and your medical history so that they can decide if you may be at risk for an adverse reaction from the treatment.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
At your consultation, a personalized injection plan will be developed to meet your needs and goals. Most often, patients receive between two and four KYBELLA injections before achieving their goals. KYBELLA injections need to be spaced about 30 days apart. You should not receive any more than six treatments.
Get rid of 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.
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