What is Kybella?
Kybella is one of the latest breakthroughs in nonsurgical fat reduction and used for the improvement of the appearance of moderate to severe submental fat in adults. We also refer to this as the "tech neck" noticed when looking down at your phone or also known as "chin fat". Snyder Dermatology in Austin, TX offers this outstanding cosmetic treatment for patients desiring a more contoured, slimmer chin/neck appearance. Manufactured by Allergan, once injected, Kybella permanently reduces fat deposits in the submental area, which includes stubborn fat in the upper neck, just below the chin. This eliminates the look of "double chin" that in the past, only surgery could correct. During the initial consultation, Dr. Snyder or one of our board-certified dermatologists will examine the chin and determine if Kybella is the right treatment for you. Some patients will require surgical liposuction or plastic surgery, which we can discuss with you during your appointment.
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Candidates for Kybella treatments must be at least 18 years old and not pregnant or breastfeeding. In the initial consultation before the procedure, patients should tell their doctor about their medical history, as well as any current medications or medical concerns. Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Kybella, works by destroying the dietary fat in the submental area. It will take 2 – 6 treatment sessions for patients to get their best results, but 79% of patients in clinical trials were satisfied from the final results of their Kybella treatments and they reported feeling that they looked younger, happier, and more confident.
The dermatologist practitioner will clean the area to be treated and then carefully make multiple injections under the chin with Kybella. Patients generally begin to see results after 2 - 4 treatment sessions, but if needed, patients can have up to 6 Kybella treatments with a usual 6-week break between sessions. Many patients report minor, temporary side effects after their treatment, including pain, redness, numbness, swelling, and bruising.
Currently, Kybella is only approved to be injected into the submental area for fat reduction. While research is being done to see if Kybella is safe on other parts of the face and body, a reputable dermatologist will only use Kybella in the area of the neck below the chin.
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- Average Cost
- From $500
- 45 minutes
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To learn more about this product that is known as nonsurgical chin liposuction, we invite you to call our dermatology office today and schedule your consultation.