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Kybella Approved to Get Rid of Double Chins

Recently, a new and exciting drug was approved by the FDA that can help people get rid of that pesky “double chin” — without having to undergo surgery.

Kybella received FDA approval in April of 2015 and has provided great results.Kybella is an injection which uses a substance that is identical to deoxycholic acid, which is already found in the human body. This substance, according to the FDA, actually helps the body absorb fats.

It essentially works by destroying fat cells. However, if used incorrectly it can also destroy other cells, such as skin cells. This is why it is important to find a Kybella provider, such as Dr. Wright, to provide the treatments.

Kybella is considered an alternative to liposuction or other similar surgery to get rid of double chin fat.

How Many Treatments Does Kybella Require?

The number of treatments required vary from patient to patient. Similar to other injectables, a patient will undergo several injections during a treatment. Most patients received approximately 12 to 20 injections during a single visit. Most patients will need about two to three visits — each spaced about a month apart — to see the best results.

Some patients may require as many as 50 injections during a treatment visit, and up to six treatment visits. However, according to Kybella, many patients did see results within just two to four treatments.

Does Kybella Help Sagging Skin?

While experts are in disagreement whether Kybella actually helps those with sagging skin, some people have seen some tightening of the skin. There are procedures that can be used in conjunction with Kybella to help smooth and tighten the skin in the chin area.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Some common side effects of the procedure include pain, swelling, and firm areas around the injection sites. There may also be some numbness, which will resolve over time.

What Does Kybella Cost?

Kybella costs are similar to those of other dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm, and average about $560 per treatment. You should note that more than one treatment is required to see full results.

If you are interested in eliminating that droopy, double chin that plagues so many people, please call us at Laser Lipo and Vein Center. We will schedule a complimentary consultation where we can discuss Kybella and other procedures that can help you achieve the results you desire.