Fat under the chin can make you look heavier and older. Yet this zone stubbornly resists healthy eating and physical activity. Double chin removal is possible, however, with nonsurgical injectable treatment. Kybella is transforming profiles across the Westlake, Lorain, and Middleburg Heights, OH area, and it is available at Associates in Dermatology.
How do double chin injections work?
FDA-approved Kybella contains synthetic deoxycholic acid as
What patients in Westlake, OH can expect from Kybella treatment
At the start of a Kybella treatment, the numbing cream is applied to ensure your comfort. Then a grid of ideal injection sites is transferred to the skin. As you relax with your head back, the clinician efficiently dispenses the product, usually involving 12 to 20 injections.
Treatment is generally well-tolerated. However, you may feel:
- Pressure of the needle
- Slight pinch
- Mild stinging sensation as Kybella diffuses into tissues
Ice is applied to reduce swelling, and the doctor may suggest wearing a compression bandage for a few nights. You may return to work and other activities after treatment. Puffiness (your indication that the medication is dissolving fat) peaks within 24 hours. It may persist for several weeks before returning to normal and then reducing submental fat.
Other possible Kybella side effects include redness, bruising, or discomfort at injection sites. Some patients experience temporary numbness or hardness of tissues in the treatment area.
Two to six sessions spaced a month or less apart are necessary for optimal results. You will begin to see obvious change before the final treatment (usually within two months).
Kybella has a high patient satisfaction rate, with 80 percent achieving a noticeable reduction in submental fat. In clinical studies, 75 to 90 percent of patients have maintained improvement at the five-year mark.
Are you ready to learn more about getting a trimmer profile without surgery? Call Associates in Dermatology at (440) 482-8323 to schedule a consultation.