At Skin MD and Beyond, we see patients regularly who would like to find a way to improve specific cosmetic issues with the face and body. One condition that bothers many of our patients, including both men and women, is submental fullness, otherwise known as a “double chin.” Excess fat has a tendency to accumulate underneath the chin and on the neck, causing patients to look heavier than they are. It can impact one’s appearance and self-confidence. With the help of our team, patients can seek a solution without the need for plastic surgery with an injectable called Kybella.
How does Kybella work to treat a double chin?
Dr. Fiona Wright describes Kybella as a specialized injectable that provides gradual improvement of submental fullness. Submental fullness is common yet treatable with this cosmetic solution that uses deoxycholic acid as an active ingredient. It breaks down fat where it is injected, and allows the body to naturally rid itself of these cells over the course of several weeks. This provides more natural looking results without liposuction, which can leave behind scarring and leave patients at risk of developing an infection. Liposuction also comes with downtime, swelling, bruising, and costs that make it an undesirable option for many of our patients.
Is Kybella safe?
Absolutely! Kybella has been approved by the FDA specifically for the treatment of submental fullness. It allows patients to see results quickly and avoid the problems associated with plastic surgery alternatives. There may be some mild redness, itching, and swelling at the injection site after treatments, but this often resolves on its own and is not a long-term problem experienced by our patients.
Request more information about Kybella today!
Kybella is a wonderful way for patients with a double chin to eliminate this extra fat and feel more confident in their appearance. If you are considering this as a treatment for yourself, we encourage you to call Skin MD and Beyond to discuss your options. Dr. Fiona Wright and her team are available at 6517 Preston Road and can be reached to book an appointment at (972) 608-0808.