What is Kybella?

Genetics, weight gain, and age are all contributing factors to submental fullness around the chin and neck.  This condition, often referred to as a “double chin,” is a frequent patient concern but is often left untreated.  Kybella is the only FDA approved, non-surgical approach to correcting submental fullness.  Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Kybella, is a naturally occurring molecule in the body which is known to help breakdown and absorb dietary fat.  Once injected, Kybella destroys fat cells, greatly reducing or eliminating submental fullness.

What are the Benefits of Kybella?

·        Non-surgical treatment of “double chin”

·        Results are achievable in as little as 2-4 20 minute treatment sessions

·        Minimal to no downtime is needed

·        Side effects (if they occur) are typically minimal and usually resolve quickly.  These may include temporary redness, swelling, pain, or numbness.  More serious side effects are rare when performed by an experienced physician.  Your provider will discuss these further in your visit.

Learn More about Kybella

If you are bothered by submental fullness that has lingered despite your own efforts and do not want surgical intervention, Kybella should be considered.  Seventy-nine percent of patients treated with Kybella have reported satisfaction with their appearance after treatment.  To determine if this option is ideal for you, contact our office to schedule your own consultation and treatment with one of our Baton Rouge dermatologists or Lafayette dermatologists.

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