In Fairfield, Westport, Darien, and greater Bridgeport areas in Connecticut
Are you living with excess fat beneath your chin? If so, you’re not alone- many men and women suffer from submental fullness, also known as a double chin. This excess fat can occur due to weight gain, genetics or aging, and is often resistant to exercise. If you are looking for a slimmer chin and neck profile, Kybella may be able to help.
What is Kybella®
Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for eliminating submental fullness. It is made up of a naturally occurring molecule, deoxycholic acid, that causes the breakdown of dietary fat in the body. Using this injectable medication, patients 18 years and older can achieve a slimmer more youthful chin profile.
Who is a good candidate for Kybella®?
Overall healthy patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their double chin are often good candidates for this procedure. Patients should have good skin elasticity and a positive outlook on the experience. If you have any type of infection in the treatment area or are pregnant, you should not receive Kybella® injections.
How does Kybella® work?
When Kybella® is injected into the excess fat underneath the chin, fat cells are destroyed. Once these fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer store fat. This means that patients usually require no further treatments once their cosmetic goal is reached, and results are long term!
Following your treatment, you can expect a slimmer, more youthful chin appearance. Some patients require multiple treatments to see optimal results. After your Kybella® treatment, you may experience bruising, swelling, redness and numbness around the treatment areas. However, these side-effects are mild and temporary.
There is little to no downtime required, and results should become apparent within two to four treatments.
If you are in the Fairfield, Westport, or greater Bridgeport areas and are interested in Kybella® treatments, contact us today to schedule your consultation, or visit our blog page. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.