Is Kybella Right for You?

Are you tired of looking in the mirror and being unsatisfied with what you see? For many people, their trouble spot is their chin. Many believe that they have a double chin as a result of excess fat in the area. In fact, over 80% of people with double chins are impacted with negative self-image and confidence levels. Kybella, a new drug that works to eliminate this fat without surgery, may be right for you. To learn more about Kybella and to determine if it is right for you, read below.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is the first FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment that removes fat deposits from the chin area. Made of deoxycholic acid, Kybella is made of a molecule your body already produces on its own. This acid works to absorb fats and destroy fat cells. It works to breakdown dietary fat cells and prevent them from storing and accumulating fat again. However, if not injected properly, it can also destroy skill cells as well.

Used as a surgery-free alternative to treat double-chin fat, Kybella is a great option for those who would typically choose liposuction. Liposuction is an intensive procedure that requires days of recovery. Kybella is a noninvasive method that can work to melt fat away from your chin, with little to no down time.

What should I expect?

 Expect to need a total of anywhere between two and six visits spaced a month apart, depending on your provider. With each visit, the provider should use a series of approximately 12 to 20 injections. The process is very quick and should only take about 15 minutes. This depends upon the skill of the person injecting the Kybella.

Results should begin to appear after two treatments. While Kybella does not actually tighten skin, it will melt fat. The results are both a dramatic and natural reduction of fat that will continue to improve weeks after treatment. Kybella can be used in combination with Ultherapy, which would provide additional skin tightening and lifting to complement the contouring effect of Kybella.

Note that there are several side effects to Kybella. The most common ones are swelling, bruising, pain, redness and numbness in the area of treatment.

Am I a good candidate for Kybella?

If you are unsatisfied with the fat underneath your chin and it bothers your self-image and confidence level, Kybella may be a good option for you. Oftentimes, double chins make you feel and look heavier and older than you really are. If you are exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy eating routine and are still unable to get rid of stubborn chin fat, Kybella may be your next step. Because it is a fast, non-surgical treatment, there is no down time needed.

If you are in South Florida and you are interested in Kybella to help diminish the fat under the chin, call Elias Dermatology today at 954-908-6315 . Dr. Merrick and Dr. Matthew Elias can both help you to gain the image you have always dreamed of. Improve your self-esteem and confidence today.