Reducing Your Double Chin With Kybella®
Getting rid of a double chin can be notoriously frustrating. Sometimes, no matter how much weight you lose, it’s still there. That’s because double chins can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics. The good news is that you don’t need to schedule surgery to achieve results. Kybella® is an injectable treatment that can reduce chin fat without the need for incisions or downtime. Here’s what to know about it and how Dr. Ness and team can help.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an injectable treatment made with deoxycholic acid, an enzyme found in your digestive system that aids with fat metabolism. When injected into the fatty area under the skin, it can gradually erode fatty tissue and enhance the contours of the jaw. Kybella is FDA-approved for submental fat (or, a double chin) and is the only treatment of its kind.
What Can I Expect During Kybella Treatment?
Kybella can be administered right in our state-of-the-art Fargo office. We’ll begin by discussing your cosmetic goals and whether Kybella is right for you. Then, we’ll plan your treatment process and assess your treatment area. Kybella can be administered with a topical anesthetic so you’re comfortable throughout the process. Once you’re ready, the product is placed using multiple, small injections in a grid pattern under the chin. This ensures the product is properly spread around. Finally, once complete, you can return home.
What Are the Side Effects?
It’s common to have some swelling, redness, and numbness after your treatment session. Although you won’t require downtime, some of these residual side effects can last for one to two weeks. You can manage any discomfort and swelling with ice packs. Make sure to avoid any extensive activity for the first day or so, after which you can return to your regular activities.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
Your Kybella treatment package will be unique to your goals and needs. Most patients need an average of six treatments, but it’s normal to begin seeing results after two to four treatments. The best part is that Kybella produces long-term results – once the fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer swell with weight gain. This makes it a great solution versus surgery since there’s no incisions, no downtime, and natural-looking results.
Schedule a Consultation
Kybella is one of the best cosmetic treatments in North Dakota to slim your face and get rid of stubborn submental fat. To learn more about your options and meet with our team, we invite you to contact Fargo Dermatology by calling or filling out our online form.