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 kybella 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!
Kybella Demo in 1 minute - Fat Removal for Double Chin.
Kybella is used to remove fat causing the "bra-bulge". Watch Dr. Jennifer Reichel demo the procedure here.
WHO IS a candidate for kybella?
Kybella is a good option for men and women who have excess submental fat causing a double chin. However, if a person is suffering from loose, sagging skin under the chin, Kybella may not be the right choice. Kybella targets fat cells, not loose skin. If you have sagging skin under your chin you’d like to treat, Ultherapy or Infini may be a better option for you. Schedule your FREE consultation to find out if you are a candidate for Kybella.
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