For every person who suffers from a double chin that they can’t get rid of, there is exciting news. A brand-new treatment has just been FDA approved by the US Food and Drug Administration that non-invasively targets and destroys fat cells under the chin. This new treatment from Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, called Kybella, is the first non-invasive treatment for chin fat to win FDA approval. We at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are very excited to be one of the first practices in San Diego to bring you this revolutionary new treatment! As the home of Kybella’s clinical trials, we have in-depth experience not possible at other clinics that are just now providing this treatment.
Kybella is a completely non-invasive alternative to liposuction for contouring the area under the chin. In the past, liposuction was the only way to eliminate chin fat and obtain a pleasing chin contour. Now, however, Kybella can achieve chin fat reduction through a simple series of injections. These injections are placed in a precise pattern determined by your expert dermatologist in order to achieve smooth, regular results. It is important to only have Kybella injected by a skilled, board-certified dermatologist who has had Kybella training because underneath the chin is a delicate area and injections need to be placed in such a way as to not hit any vital structures.
Kybella uses deoxycholic acid, which is a natural substance used in breaking down fat, to target and destroy submental fat cells. Once the fat cells are destroyed, the body can work to naturally absorb and eliminate them, allowing the double chin to reduce in size. Kybella has been proven effective in clinical trials and requires no downtime.
The Kybella Procedure
During a Kybella procedure, the area under the chin will be injected in a pattern that ensures the best results. The area may be injected up to fifty times, depending on the individual patient. The procedure is not painful, as a topical numbing agent will be used before injection to make sure the patient is as comfortable as possible. The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology have experience with Kybella injections and can create the most satisfying results.
Following a Kybella treatment, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, or numbness at the injection sites. This generally disappears within a few days. A bandage does not need to be worn following the procedure, and patients can return to their everyday activities right away, although some may wish to take a few days off work to allow the area to heal before returning.
Schedule a Kybella Consultation Today
If you have a double chin that you want to get rid of, don’t hesitate to contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology to learn more about Kybella! For more information and to schedule your consultation today, just call (858) 943-2113!
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