Kybella: The Double Chin Solution for Lafayette

You feel heavier each time you glance in the mirror.  You avoid being seen or photographed from certain angles and feel self-conscious every time you look down.  This is your life with submental fullness in the chin and/or neck, also commonly referred to as “double chin.”  In all likelihood, this is something that you’ve been battling for years, having tried every trick, diet, and miracle product that you’ve come across.  None have worked.

Is there actually an effective solution for the double chin that has made you so self-aware of your appearance all this time?  Is there a way to bring back your confidence and give you the look you’ve always wanted?  As you are reading this article, the answer is clearly, “Yes!”  In 2015, the FDA awarded its first and only approval of a nonsurgical contouring treatment for submental fullness to Kybella.  This revolutionary, injectable treatment has been proven capable of delivering dramatic results in as little as 2-4 treatments, and leaves the vast majority pleased with the appearance of their face and chin.  If submental fullness is making you self-conscious, here is what you need to know about seeking treatment with Kybella.

How Does Kybella Work? Kybella is an injectable treatment that relies on the active ingredient, deoxycholic acid.  This naturally occurring molecule has the ability to both breakdown and absorb fat, effectively eliminating fat in the chin and neck area when injected.  The exact number of treatments a patient requires will be totally dependent on their individual case and the severity of the fullness.  In most cases, the desired results can be achieved in 2-4 treatments with some requiring up to six. 

What are the Side Effects of Kybella?  The side effects associated with Kybella are typically mild and resolve quickly.  These include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, or hardness of the injection area.  In rare cases, Kybella can cause more serious side effects such as difficulty swallowing or nerve injury.  Your physician will review these and other potential side effects before your treatment.  If you notice any of these symptoms following treatment, contact your physician right away.

How Long will my Kybella Results Last? Possibly the best feature of Kybella is that, unlike other cosmetic treatments, maintenance is not typically needed.  After your initial treatment sessions, the results should be both desirable and long-lasting.  For years to come, patients should maintain their new and improved jaw line. 

If you are interested in learning more about Kybella as a treatment for submental fullness, contact the Baton Rouge or Lafayette offices of Dermasurgery Center, and learn how our board certified dermatologists can help you finally eliminate the double chin.