(deoxycholic acid) injection

Are you sick and tired of looking in the mirror and noticing an unwanted double chin? The presence of excess submental fat creates an out-of-shape appearance, even for those who are generally in good physical condition. To recontour the submental area, both men and women are trying out the new FDA approved fat-reduction solution known as Kybella.

What is Kybella?
Kybella is the only FDA approved non-surgical injectable fat-reduction treatment to correct excess submental fat in adults. Kybella was created using a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid. This substance is normally found in the human body, where it emulsifies dietary fat. The Kybella formulation disables the cell membrane – the walls of the cell – and thus the general cohesion of it. Once the fat cell has been disabled, it is safely flushed out of the system over time, removing a large number of fat cells.

What will my results be?
Kybella injections are able to dissolve away stubborn fat, recontouring the area to balance it with the rest of the facial features. It takes about 4 to 6 weeks to see the full effects. To obtain the neckline that a patient desires, it usually takes between 2-4 treatments, one month apart. For those with larger necks and heavier skin, it may take up to 6 treatments.

What happens during the procedure?
An in-office Kybella treatment usually only requires 15 to 20 minutes to perform. During treatments, the patient’s submental fat cells are targeted using precise injections. The number of injections required varies according to each patient.

Can I return to normal activities after the procedure?
Yes! The Kybella procedure is completely non-invasive, so you can return to normal activities immediately. There are no scalpels or incisions involved. After treatment, some patients have experienced a degree of bruising, swelling, and/or numbness. This is temporary and will fade soon.

What are Kybella benefits?
Patients respond well and are typically very satisfied with this cutting-edge new treatment. Along with experiencing a reduction in submental fat, they feel better about their appearance and less self-conscious in regard to weight and the aging process.

Are the results permanent?
Usually, after the patient’s desired degree of change has been reached, no more treatments will be necessary. It is important to note that weight gain could effect the results.

Call today to learn more about the Kybella treatment process and what it can do for you




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