What is KYBELLA?
KYBELLA is the first and only FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment that removes your double chin by reducing the fat under the chin without surgery. Kybella contains a naturally-occurring ingredient called deoxycholic acid, something your body already produces. This ingredient destroys fat cells. Afterwards, those cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. For years, liposuction or surgery were the only options to eliminate the double chin. However, patients wishing to melt chin fat without surgery can now do so with Kybella.
Who Is A Candidate For Kybella?
KYBELLA will work for anyone with fullness below the chin. Anyone wishing to reduce their double chin without surgery or liposuction is an ideal candidate for non-surgical Kybella. The best candidates have elastic skin (ie are young enough that the skin will spring back). The drug does not tighten the skin, but there may be some skin contraction and some patients in clinical trials have reported tighter skin under the chin. However, individuals with sagging skin may notice more looseness afterward and may require a skin tightening procedure such as radiofrequency or a face lift.
Can Kybella Substitute For Weight Loss?
It is not a treatment for weight loss. For those who have a double chin due to obesity, diet and exercise are the recommended solutions.
What is the Skin MD and Beyond Difference?
As a leader in cosmetic dermatology in the Dallas Fort-Worth area, Dr. Fiona Wright was interviewed by the NBC Evening News to discuss the great benefits of Kybella. To view video click here.
The Art of Chin Rejuvenation with KYBELLA
at Skin MD and Beyond in Plano Texas
The area under the chin can hold excess fat – the dreaded double chin – for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s due to genetics, increased weight or simple aging, fat under the chin can be hard to get rid of and a frustration for many. As a skillfully trained injector, Dr. Wright will provide you with a personal consultation and sets Dr. Wright apart from other injectors is her unique approach to cosmetic enhancement and skin care by developing individualized, specialized treatment regimens for each patient in a way that puts even the most anxious patients at ease.
How many treatments are required?
Patients should plan on about two to four KYBELLA treatments spaced one month apart. Each treatment will be about 15-20 minutes in length. Many patients have seen reduced chin fat in two treatments, but four to six may be required for fuller chins and necks. These results may last for several years and re-treatment is often not necessary.
What are the possible side effects?
KYBELLA has been approved by the FDA and is considered safe. In the clinical trial of 5000 patients, the most common side effects were swelling at the injection site, bruising, pain, temporary numbness, reddening of the skin, and areas of firmness.
The most serious side effect was injury to a branch of the facial nerve in the jaw area, causing a crooked smile. This occurred when injections were given too close to the nerve. The problem occurred in 4% of participants in the trial and eventually resolved in everyone.
What Is Recovery Like?
There is some inflammation and tenderness after treatment which may last 3-5days. Since this is a non-invasive procedure, the recovery time is faster than liposuction and is reported by most patients to be just a few days.
Note to Men: Shaving the treatment area may cause increase sensitivity during the healing process. Wearing a dress shirt with a tie, may be uncomfortable for 7-10 days after the injection treatment.