Have you been struggling to get rid of excess fat in your chin area, but have seen few improvements? It can be nearly impossible to get rid of fat in this area through diet and exercise practices alone. For patients that want to sculpt out their ideal profiles without having to undergo painful, costly surgery or extended downtime, there’s now a simple, injectable solution — KYBELLA®.
At Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology, we’re proud to provide patients in the Lynchburg, Smith Mtn. Lake, and Forest areas of Virginia with a broad range of skin care services. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, contact us today.
What is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is the first injectable treatment that is FDA-approved to treat submental fullness, the clinical term for a “double chin.” Through a short series of injection sessions, patients can see significant improvements in the appearance of their chin fat without the need for surgery or extensive downtime.
How it Works
This product is made of deoxycholic acid, a chemical that naturally occurs within the human body. In the body, deoxycholic acid aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
When deoxycholic acid is refined and included in KYBELLA®’s injectable serum, it works in much the same way it does when naturally produced within the human body. Once injected into the chin, KYBELLA® begins breaking down the fat there. Over time, this fat is removed from the chin, resulting in a sleeker, slimmer profile. Because the overall number of fat cells in the area is decreased, the results that patients get from KYBELLA® treatments last for years.
What to Expect from Treatment
Each KYBELLA® treatment takes between 15-20 minutes to complete and involves no period of significant downtime. However, it’s important to keep in mind that side effects like bruising, numbness, redness, and tingling in the treatment area are common. Most patients also experience some degree of swelling that can last for a week after each injection session.
Patients need to undergo between two and six injection sessions to get the most out of their KYBELLA® treatments. This number varies depending on each patient’s unique condition and state of health.
Are you interested in receiving KYBELLA® injections but aren’t sure if you’re a candidate for this exciting injectable treatment? Contact Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology today to schedule a consultation appointment with a member of our medical staff. We will take into account your current state of health, aesthetic goals, and medical history and help decide if KYBELLA® is right for you!