Chin Up: Five Fantastic Facts About Kybella®

Getting rid of your double chin used to mean undergoing a surgical procedure or settling for less than stellar results with temporary fixes such as tightening creams. At Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics in Austin, Texas, we’re happy to provide highly effective Kybella® injections as an alternative to surgery for successfully reducing the excess fat beneath your chin. For a nonsurgical solution to your double chin that really works, call us for an appointment or take advantage of our patient-friendly online scheduling service.

Fact One: Kybella works naturally and the results are permanent.

Kybella contains deoxycholic acid. This substance is a naturally occurring molecule in your body that helps break down and absorb dietary fat. When injected into the area of fatty deposits beneath your chin, the deoxycholic acid in Kybella actually destroys the fat cells responsible for creating that unwanted fullness no amount of dieting or exercise seems to touch.

Once the deoxycholic acid does its job, the fat cells are gone for good. Because your body won’t reproduce fat cells, this gives you visible and permanent improvement in your chin profile without a single incision. Approximately 80% of the patients who undergo Kybella injections express significant satisfaction with the effectiveness of this innovative treatment.    

Fact Two: Kybella is FDA-approved and safe for healthy adults of every age.

It makes no difference whether you’re 20 or 60, male or female, frustration with a double chin can have you reaching for a scarf or turtleneck to hide behind. For the vast majority of adults, Kybella injections can safely reshape your chin and give you the sculpted profile you’re craving. Let it turn those scarves and sweaters into fashion statements rather than camouflage.

Some patients aren’t ideal candidates for Kybella. For instance, individuals with serious medical conditions such as muscular dystrophy or those on blood thinners should not receive Kybella injections. It’s also not cleared for use during pregnancy or for women who are breastfeeding.  

Your health is always our number one priority at Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics. At your very first visit, we take the time to research your medical history and ask detailed questions about the medications and supplements you take regularly. We also ask about cosmetic treatments you’ve had in the past and face and neck surgeries you plan to have in the future since these may affect your results as well.

Our team’s attention to detail helps prevent unnecessary risks to your overall health and possible complications from Kybella injections.   

Fact Three: Only specially trained providers are qualified to administer Kybella.

While it’s safe and effective when administered correctly, Kybella can cause nerve damage and other significant issues if used incorrectly. At Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics, we’ve undergone extensive training regarding the proper use of Kybella. Our providers have the skill and training you can rely on to produce expected results with less risk of unwanted side effects.         

Our medical expertise in dermatology also provides additional benefits to our patients seeking aesthetic treatments such as Kybella. Many therapies exist that promise unrealistic results. We only recommend medically-sound and effective treatments at Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics and we want an honest discussion about the results you can expect.  

Fact Four: Kybella treatments are fast.

Each Kybella treatment session includes multiple small injections. First, we use a template and marker to carefully identify the injection sites. This helps ensure that Kybella lands where intended and doesn’t stray toward the many nerves and muscles contained in your jaw.

The actual procedure lasts 15-20 minutes. As the fat begins to dissolve, often within 15-30 minutes or less, you may notice swelling in the area due to your body’s inflammatory process. Otherwise, the most commonly reported side effects are mild bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection sites which typically resolve within a few hours to days. We discuss all of these possibilities before beginning your treatments and give you detailed after-care and follow-up instructions.  

Fact Five: Kybella treatments are tailored to fit your circumstance.

Whether your double chin is due to genetics or weight gain, every individual has varying levels of fullness in the submental (chin) area. While many patients experience the best results with a total of six treatments, you may need fewer sessions to tackle your double chin issues. Before beginning treatments, we carefully discuss your expectations and customize the number of treatments to help meet those goals.

If you’re looking for an effective, nonsurgical solution to your double chin dilemma, request an appointment today with Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics to discuss Kybella treatments. Feel free to call or try our convenient online scheduling service.

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