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Say Good-bye to Your Double Chin

While exercise and diet can diminish unwanted fat throughout your body, the double chin, also known as submental fullness, can be resistant to the hard work you put in to remove it through more traditional methods.  You may want help from Kybella®.

Schedule a consultation online or call Skin Wellness Physicians at (239)732-0044 to learn more about getting Kybella® in the Naples, FL area.

What is Kybella®?

Kybella® is a noninvasive FDA-approved injectable treatment for the removal of fat underneath the chin and front part of the neck in adults. Its active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring chemical that helps the body break down and absorb fat. Kybella® damages these unwanted fat cells, stimulating the body to recognize these cells and remove them through a natural inflammatory process. It is a prescription cosmetic that has been extensively researched and found to be a safe and effective way to get rid of an unwanted double chin. Over a period of one to two months, you will notice your submental fullness receding.

What Are the Details of Kybella® Treatment in Naples, FL?

A Kybella® treatment session at Skin Wellness Physicians may include 15 to 25 small microinjections in a grid-like pattern to the submental fat area. Drs. Wasserman and Tremaine will safely administer these injections. Ice packs provide enough comfort throughout the process and the Kybella® will begin working immediately.

Kybella® will not help tighten loose skin in the absence of any palpable fat. Although patients have experienced some collateral tightening of the skin when this procedure is used for its indicated use, it is important to emphasize that this tightening effect is unpredictable.

An expected treatment course is two to four treatments, spread six to eight weeks apart. Research shows that the submental fat removal caused by Kybella® is permanent, so you can enjoy your new chin contour for years to come!

Does Kybella® Have Side Effects?

Patients will experience minor and temporary swelling that can last anywhere from one to three weeks, with most swelling lasting two weeks or less. This swelling is to be expected and represents the inflammatory process working on the fat cells. About a third of patients will experience some bruising, which will last for about five to eight days.