Men and women who have extra fullness underneath their chin may be bothered by it. In fact, survey results show that 67% of patients are bothered by the fat beneath their chin. Known as submental fullness, this excess fat can be caused by weight gain, genetics, or aging. Instead of undergoing a surgical procedure, many patients are excited to find out that they can address this issue with injections of Kybella.

What is Kybella and how does it work?

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable that uses deoxycholic acid to reduce fat cells beneath the chin in a more natural and effective manner than diet and exercise. Regardless of a person’s weight, diet, or physical activity, submental fullness may still exist. Treating it directly is the best option, and with Kybella injectables, a more streamlined chin and neck area is just a few treatments away!

What can I expect from Kybella injections?

Kybella injections are meant to work over the course of time. Patients who have submental fullness and undergo Kybella injections in the chin and neck area will notice gradual improvements. This is because the fat cells are destroyed and naturally flushed through the body over several weeks and months. The benefit of gradual enhancement is the ability to have the changes appear more natural than plastic surgery. Also, since the injections alone provide the results, patients will not be exposed to scarring or increased risk of infection common with cosmetic surgeries.

Patients should have anywhere from two to six treatments to seek reduction of their double chin. The number of treatments needed vary from patient to patient depending on the severity of the submental fullness and the body’s reaction to the medication.

Common side effects of Kybella injections

There are some side effects which may appear in patients after having Kybella injections. This may include areas of hardness where the injection was performed, swelling of the neck area, numbness, and discomfort. Many of these are tolerable and short-term, though patients can talk to their provider about any concerns they may have regarding these side effects.

Combat submental fullness today!

Contact the team of Primary Aesthetic Skin Care today to book an appointment with Elena Ginsberg of Bedford, NY to discuss Kybella treatment. The office is located at 460 Old Post Road, Suite 2G and can be reached to request a visit at (914) 234-8670.

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