Just a small amount of extra fat in the upper throat area may produce the presence of a "double chin" that is unwanted to both women and men. The additional pockets of fat beneath the chin (aka the submental area) can be caused by genetics, weight fluctuations, or aging that lead to a softer jawline and chin for a less defined profile. Our Hurst and Weatherford, TX providers are pleased to offer this revolutionary method to eliminate neck fat at SkinMD. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kybella is a new nonsurgical, fat reduction injection for upper neck fat. The active component in Kybella is a manmade version of deoxycholic acid (DA), which works similarly to the body's natural DA to dissolve and absorb fat cells. After it's injected below the chin, you can see a visible decrease in the volume of fat. Once the fat has liquefied, the cells do not reform, so you can enjoy your new, slimmer neck and clear jawline for years to come.
The ideal candidates for Kybella treatments have additional fat in the upper throat (submental area), which creates unwanted fullness or a double chin. This injection addresses resistant sections of fat that can't be minimized with usual weight loss techniques due to genetics, aging, and several other conditions. If you are at or near a healthy, stable weight, but exercise and diet have not worked to remove the fat in your neck, Kybella may be the correct intervention for your needs. While Kybella may treat small or medium pockets of fat in the upper neck, larger pockets of fat may be better suited for more invasive procedures.
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Kybella is completed during an appointment in one of our treatment rooms. Your injector will typically apply a numbing cream to the treated area, if preferred, once the skin is cleansed. The injections last around 15 minutes, which comprises of multiple small injections into the upper neck area. Patients may need a single treatment to achieve their desired goal, while other patients may require several injections spaced three weeks between each appointment at SkinMD.
What to Expect
Kybella treatments do not need general anesthesia, so you can leave our office when you are ready to return to your usual routine. You may experience short-term swelling, numbness, or bruising beneath your chin; however, this shouldn't last more than 2 – 3 days. Contact SkinMD right away if you are feeling any unusual symptoms, like difficulty swallowing, facial muscle weakness, or if your facial expressions are uneven. While the fat that is eliminated do not regenerate, the cells that remain can get larger, so you must keep a stable weight after your Kybella treatments to keep new pockets of fat from developing. Ideal results after this procedure leave your neck appearing tighter and slimmer and your neckline will be better defined.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Kybella cost?
Your costs for Kybella will vary based on the number of sessions you need. In your initial consultation, a personalized Kybella treatment plan will be developed. We can discuss payment methods once the amount of Kybella is determined for your treatment. We accept several types of payment methods and can give you information on financing your Kybella injections.
How does Kybella work?
Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Kybella, is designed to break down fat cells in the submental area. Once the fat cells are treated with Kybella, you will simply excrete them through your natural bodily waste. It may take a few repeat sessions to get the right results.
Can Kybella be used to treat other areas of the body?
Right now, Kybella can only be used to treat under the chin. Kybella hasn't been approved by the FDA for any other areas of the face or body.
Am I eligible for a Kybella treatment?
Before your consultation, you will answer a few questions to make sure you are a candidate for Kybella treatments. You need to be at least 18 years old, not breastfeeding or pregnant, and you should not have an active infection in or around your neck. Before the procedure is performed, you are encouraged to be open about your medical history and health concerns so we can determine if you may be at risk for an adverse reaction from the treatment.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
In your initial consultation, a personalized Kybella treatment plan will be created for you to match your goals. Typically, patients get between 2 – 4 Kybella injections to achieve the slim appearance Kybella is known to provide. Keep in mind that Kybella injections need to be made around 30 days apart.
Look Leaner with Kybella
No need to hide that chin or jawline when you can have Kybella injections by our providers. Even though everybody else in your family tree has to conceal their genetic double chin, it does not mean you have to do the same. Let's take a look in a private consultation. We can give you more information about the new Kybella treatments at SkinMD in Hurst or Weatherford, TX.