Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center is one of the first practices in the country to use Kybella by Kythera, an injectable formulated to melt away fat. This revolutionary treatment has been designed specifically for the treatment of the double chin, which is usually treated with traditional or laser liposuction. However, with its recent approval by the FDA to treat chin fat, Kybella brings many benefits to Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center patients who would like to improve their appearance with minimal down time.
What is KYBELLA?
Kybella is a specialized injectable treatment designed to remove fat around the chin. Kybella is formulated with deoxycholic acid and works by breaking down the targeted submental fat cells under the chin. The fat cells are targeted and destroyed, then naturally eliminated by the body. Instead of using fat removal procedures like liposuction, your medical provider can expertly inject the treatment solution into the fat, and melt it away permanently over time.
How is the Procedure Performed?
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, which is naturally present in the human body and plays an important role in managing fats. It is important to note that this process is different from losing weight. When an individual loses weight, the fat cells shrink; leading to a reduction in overall visible volume. However, Kybella permanently destroys the fat cells at the treatment site, thus achieving results that are virtually permanent (unless there is a big change in your lifestyle and dietary habits that cause the remaining fat cells to expand significantly). Following a Kybella treatment, patients may experience temporary bruising, swelling, or numbness; however, these side effects are short-lived and patients do not even need to wear a bandage out of the office!