Excess chin fat can develop for no rhyme or reason, distracting from an otherwise appealing face. If you’re tired of living with excess fat in this area and would like to eliminate it through non-surgical means, you may want to consider KYBELLA® injections.
Located in both Worcester and Chelmsford MA, Dermatology Associates is committed to providing our patients with quality cosmetic and medical care. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.
A Different Kind of Injectable
KYBELLA® is a unique, effective injectable used exclusively to correct the appearance of fullness under the chin.
If you’re familiar with the world of injectables, you probably have heard a great deal about dermal fillers and neuromodulators. These are the two most common class of aesthetic injectable treatments. KYBELLA® is in a league of its own. Neither a dermal filler or a neuromodulator, it’s primary component is a compound called deoxycholic acid. When injected into the body, this compound destroys fat cells and helps them be reabsorbed back into the body. It is the only FDA-approved injectable that serves this purpose.
While KYBELLA® isn’t as well known as other injectables, it has nonetheless undergone rigorous clinical testing to receive its FDA approval. It has been received by over 1,600 patients worldwide and has a well-characterized, trusted safety profile.
What to Expect
Multiple KYBELLA® treatments are needed for this treatment to be as effective as possible. The ideal number of injections is typically a series of six, but this number can either be higher or lower depending upon your unique condition. Each session typically takes somewhere between 15-20 minutes, making KYBELLA® a casual, lunchtime procedure. Results begin to become visible within 2-4 sessions, improving over time as your fat cells are removed from the chin area.
Like other injectable treatments, KYBELLA® has a few common side effects associated with it. They include swelling, bruising, pain at the site of injection, numbness, redness, and hardness. Fortunately, these are typically mild and should subside within a few days. If you experience muscle weakness or difficulty swallowing following treatment, postpone future injections immediately and contact your doctor.
Patients interested in lessening or eliminating excess chin fat are good candidates for KYBELLA®. Depending upon the amount of fat in the chin area, these injections may not be effective enough to correct the problem completely. During your consultation appointment, a member of our trained medical staff will examine your chin and determine if KYBELLA® is right for you.
If you’re interested in KYBELLA® and would like to schedule your consultation appointment, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!