Treat double chin with Kybella Injections
When patients are unhappy with their “double chin,” they may want to learn more about what treatment can be used to get rid of it. Double chin treatment in the past was only attainable with plastic surgery, specifically liposuction, which was used to remove unwanted fat cells underneath the neck to achieve results. Fortunately, continued advancements in medicine now allow patients to reduce the appearance of a double chin with a special injectable called Kybella. Dr. Stephen Comite of SkinProvement Dermatology New York in New York is proud to provide Kybella and answer the many questions patients might have about this and other cosmetic services at his office.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is a prescription medication used to reduce the appearance of fat below the chin, also known as submental fullness. This cosmetic injectable is made from deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps break down and absorb dietary fat.
Is Kybella FDA approved?
Yes! Kybella is one of the first treatments for submental fullness that received FDA approval and has proved to be safe and effective in clinical studies.
How long do the results of a Kybella injection last?
Many of our patients find that the results of Kybella injections typically last for many years when performed regularly to maintain the changes. While patients will notice a difference with one injection, several may be needed for optimum results.
How painful is the Kybella injection?
Most of our patients report that the Kybella injections are mildly uncomfortable. Dr. Stephen Comite will numb the area with a local anesthetic to help ensure your comfort.
What are the side effects of Kybella?
The most common side effect of Kybella is swelling, which typically resolves within several weeks. Other potential side effects include bruising, redness, and pain at the injection site. These side effects are generally mild and temporary. Rarely there can be some nerve damage resulting in an asymmetric smile, but in the few cases reported, all have been reversible.
How many injections do I need to achieve results with Kybella?
Many of our patients achieve results with just one or two Kybella injections. However, depending on the amount of submental fullness, you may require more than one treatment session.
Can I combine Kybella with other treatments?
Yes! Kybella can be combined with other cosmetic treatments such as BOTOX Cosmetic, and fillers for dramatic improvements in one’s appearance. During an evaluation, patients can talk to Dr. Stephen Comite about other ways to improve their appearance without surgical interventions.
Who is an appropriate candidate for Kybella injections?
Kybella is typically appropriate for adults who have a double chin or submental fullness and are not satisfied with their appearance. Kybella is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women or those who are allergic to deoxycholic acid. Patients must have realistic expectations regarding what can be achieved with this treatment. Our practice offers before and after photos of patients who have undergone Kybella injections so patients can visualize the results they may be able to achieve with this advanced, non-surgical solution.
How do I learn more about Kybella injections?
If you can travel to or live in the New York, NY area and want to speak to Dr. Stephen Comite of SkinProvement Dermatology New York about Kybella injections, call the front office at (212) 933-9490 to request a consultation. The office is conveniently located in Suite #402 at 110 East 40th Street near Grand Central Station in midtown Manhattan and is open to new patients.
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