New York, NY patients, use Kybella for double chin treatment
Do you see a happy and confident image staring back at you when you look in the mirror? Or do you find yourself critiquing the lines and perceived flaws? Many patients look in the mirror and wish there were easy and non-invasive ways to address lines, wrinkles, extra fat, and more. Now, they can. Dr. Stephen Comite of SkinProvement Dermatology New York offers a full suite of cosmetic services, including Kybella – a new treatment that addresses double chins.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an injectable used to reduce submental fat – that’s the fat that builds on the upper part of the neck and causes the appearance of a double chin. Kybella is an effective way for patients to achieve dramatic results without invasive surgery.
How does Kybella work?
Kybella is the first treatment of its kind to target fat in this area of the body. It uses a naturally occurring substance called deoxycholic acid that breaks down and eliminates fat from targeted areas of the body. As soon as Kybella is injected into the area, it destroys those fat cells, which are then flushed out throughout the body’s natural elimination process.
What happens during the procedure?
During your treatment, a topical numbing cream will be used to make you more comfortable during the procedure. The chin and neck will be cleansed, and then the injection site will be marked. The exact number of injections each patient needs is customized to their unique situation; however, most patients receive approximately a few dozen quick injections. The entire procedure is typically completed in less than 30 minutes. It’s important to note that patients will need more than one treatment session. Most patients require two to four treatment sessions for optimal results.
Following the procedure, patients may experience some mild side effects such as swelling and bruising. These effects can be managed by taking over-the-counter medication, like Ibuprofen, and using ice packs. The discomfort will usually subside quickly. Other less common issues will be discussed at your consultation.
Are the results from my Kybella treatment permanent?
Kybella is an excellent option for qualified patients who want to treat their double chin and be done with it. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they do not come back. Patients are able to maintain their results even if they gain a little bit of weight and as they age. However, patients who gain a significant amount of weight may see an impact on their results.
What are the advantages of Kybella?
Kybella treatment offers many advantages, including:
- Non-invasive treatment: Before this treatment became available, patients who wanted to eliminate their double chin had to undergo surgery. Even patients with healthy diets and solid exercising habits couldn’t eliminate the fat stored at the top of the neck without surgical treatment.
- Fast treatment: Most patients can expect to achieve dramatic results and only spend 30 minutes per session in the doctor’s chair.
- Self-confidence: The results of Kybella speak for themselves. Patients who have had the treatment report feeling more comfortable and confident in their skin, which often positively impacts their professional and personal lives.
To find out if Kybella will work for you, call the SkinProvement Dermatology New York office today at (212) 933-9490. Dr. Stephen Comite and his team are committed to helping patients achieve the results they want and deserve
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