What is Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable formulation of a naturally occurring compound (deoxycholic acid) that targets and removes unwanted fat cells in the area where it is applied.* It is commonly used as a nonsurgical treatment for submental fullness, otherwise known as “double chin.” The addition of this new, breakthrough treatment is particularly exciting for us because it provides a remarkably successful tool for addressing one of the most stubborn and persistent areas for unwanted fat on the body.
How does Kybella work?
According to experts, submental fullness is heavily problematic because of its genetic basis. Reports have shown that this particular area of the body is one of the most genetically resistant to fat loss and will often not respond to diet and exercise, making it a frustrating battle to those wishing to get rid of it.
In fact, in a 2014 survey published by the American Society of Dermatological Surgeons, 68% of respondents reported being bothered by their “double chin.” That’s a pretty big number. Prior to the development of Kybella, many have knocked on the doors of plastic surgeons in the hope of relief. While potentially effective, surgical treatments can be risky, painful, and often include an uncomfortable healing period.
Fat cells injected with Kybella quickly become damaged, and once treated, can no longer store or accumulate fat.* Deoxycholic acid is safe and natural, and over the course of several weeks, breaks down and removes fat cells.*
What can I expect from the treatments?
Treatments are done simply and easily, right here in our office. The treatment consists of a series of targeted injections that take only 10-15 minutes to perform. A typical treatment plan usually consists of 4 to 6 sessions, then you are done forever. There is no need to return for future, periodic treatments!
What can I expect from the results?
Even better than the quick and easy treatments is the fact that Kybella is a long-standing remedy.* Treatment generally consists of 4-6 quick sessions and then you’re done. No repeat visits. No extra fuss. And in clinical trials, Kybella was proven to significantly improve facial contour even for those with moderate-to-severe submental fullness.*
You’ve done the hard work with diet and exercise, but that pesky area under your chin remains loose and undefined. But don’t fret. We have the secret weapon. Dermatology and Skin Health now offers the first ever FDA approved treatment to break down and remove that stubbornly resistant “double chin” forever!
Before and after results
Schedule a consultation in Seacoast, NH or North Shore, MA
We’re pretty excited to have this new tool. If you’re one of the many that has struggled for years to overcome submental fullness, but haven’t wanted to undergo surgery, schedule a consultation in Dover or Newington, New Hampshire or Peabody, Massachusetts. During your consultation, we can determine if Kybella is right for you. To get started, give us a call at (603) 742-5556 for our Dover & Newington offices or (978) 525-0100 for our Peabody office. You can also fill out the request form on our website.