Kybella treatment in Westlake, OH – because one chin is enough

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 the active ingredient. This substance exists organically in the body (helping to breakdown fats in the digestive tract). Injected at precise points beneath the chin, it destroys fat cells. The adult human body does not produce new fat cells, so once they are eliminated through natural processes, they are gone for good. That means Kybella results are long-lasting.

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:

  • The 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.

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Dr. Paul G. Hazen Photo Dr. Conley W. Engstrom Photo Dr. Karen L. Turgeon Photo Dr. Michael D. Reep Photo Dr. Brandie Tackett Styron Photo Dr. Mihir Shah Tackett Styron Photo PA Julie Diegelmann Photo Valerie A. Dailey, PA-C Photo Dr. Dharmik Patel Photo
Associates in Dermatology in Westlake, OH is where medicine and aesthetics meet. The practice provides a range of services in medical, surgical, cosmetic and laser dermatology. The experienced team comprises Paul G. Hazen, M.D, Conley W. Engstrom, M.D, Karen L. Turgeon, M.D, Michael D. Reep, M.D, Brandie Tackett Styron, M.D, Mihir Shah, M.D, Julie Diegelmann, PA-C, Valerie A. Dailey, PA-C and Dharmik Patel, M.D.. Together they ensure the highest level of care for their patients, who have placed their utmost trust on the team.

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